Middlebury

Nondiscrimination Statement

Middlebury College ("Middlebury") complies with applicable provisions of state and federal law which prohibit discrimination in employment, or in admission or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities, on the basis of race, creed, color, place of birth, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, service in the armed forces of the United States, positive HIV-related blood test results, genetic information, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability and/or any other status or characteristic as defined and to the extent protected by applicable law. Middlebury also complies with all other anti-discrimination protections that might be provided by particular states in which it operates educational programs; questions about the scope of any such protections should be addressed to the dean of the College and/or the on-site administrative representative for the particular program at issue. The dean of the College coordinates Middlebury's efforts to comply with any and all federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one or more of the protected characteristics listed above. Discrimination complaints are processed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Middlebury's Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy.

Middlebury also designates the dean of the College to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended (“Title IX”). In general, Title IX prohibits discrimination in educational programs on the basis of sex. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault) as defined by Middlebury’s policies (see policy information below).

The Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.

The College’s Judicial Affairs Officer serves as the Title IX coordinator’s designee for the purposes of overseeing sexual misconduct complaints and charges under the College’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Middlebury's Human Relations Officer serves as the Title IX coordinator’s designee for the purposes of coordinating sexual harassment training and education, conducting and/or supervising sexual harassment investigations, and adjudicating sexual harassment complaints on behalf of Middlebury College. Middlebury's Alternate Human Relations Officers serve in a similar capacity as the Title IX coordinator’s designee(s) when the Human Relations Officer is unavailable or has a conflict of interest.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Middlebury Title IX coordinator or to the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (contact information is also listed in Appendix 1 below).

Middlebury hereby designates the dean of the College to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504, where applicable, generally prohibits discrimination in educational programs and employment, against qualified individuals with disabilities, on the basis of disability.

The Monterey Institute of International Studies, as a Graduate School of Middlebury College ("the Institute"), falls under the jurisdiction of the dean of the College with respect to compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws (as referenced above), but the Institute’s provost appoints administrative liaisons who provide local oversight for compliance with federal and state laws at the Institute. The dean of Advising, Career and Student Services and the director of Student Services (students only) currently serve in that role.

Contact information for the dean of the College, Human Relations Officers, the Judicial Affairs Officer, the Institute's dean of Advising, Career and Student Services the Institute's director of Student Services, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and other federal and state agencies is listed in Appendix 1, below.

Related Policy Links:

Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Recruitment Policy for Employers

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Middlebury College Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy (students)

Middlebury College Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy (employees)

Monterey Institute of International Studies Accommodation of Individuals with Disabilities Policy (students)

Monterey Institute of International Studies Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy (employees)

APPENDIX 1

Administrative, Local, State, and Federal Contacts

Title IX Coordinator
Shirley M. Collado
Dean of the College
Middlebury College
Old Chapel
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5382
scollado@middlebury.edu

Judicial Affairs Officer
Karen S. Guttentag
Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs and Student Life
Middlebury College
McCullough 137
802.443.5124
kguttent@middlebury.edu

Human Relations Officers

Middlebury College (All Middlebury Programs)
Susan P. Ritter
Middlebury College
DKE 101
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.3289
sritter@middlebury.edu

Alternate Human Relations Officer (All Middlebury Programs)
Laura Carotenuto
Middlebury College
Human Resources
Service Building
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.2012
lcaroten@middlebury.edu

Alternate Human Relations Officer (Middlebury Language Schools; Schools Abroad; Graduate Programs)
Elizabeth Karnes Keefe, Assistant Dean
Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center 210
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5685
karnes@middlebury.edu

Alternate Human Relations Officers (Monterey Institute of International Studies)
Ashley Fera Arrocha
Assistant Dean of Student Services
Office of Student Services
440 Van Buren Street
Monterey, CA 93940
831.647.4654
aarrocha@miis.edu

Michael Ulibarri
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Department
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940
831.647.6404
mulibarr@miis.edu

Middlebury Summer Language Schools at Mills Contact
Sasha Miyamoto
Language Schools Administration
PMB 9972, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
510.430.2285
smiyamoto@middlebury.edu

Federal/State Agencies

VERMONT
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights

8th Floor
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Phone: 617.289.0111
Fax: 617.289.0150
OCR.Boston@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 212.336.3790
TTY: 800.669.6820

Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Unit
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
Phone: 802.828.3171
TTY:  802.828.3665
civilrights@atg.state.vt.us

Vermont Human Rights Commission
14-16 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
Phone: 800.416.2010, x25
Fax:  802.828.2481 
TTY:  877.294.9200
human.rights@state.vt.us

CALIFORNIA
Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Phone: 415.486.5555
Fax: 415.486.5570
ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
350 The Embarcadero
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105-1260
Fax: 415.625.5609
TTY: 800.669.6820

Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Oakland District Office
1515 Clay Street, Suite 701
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.622.2941

NORTH CAROLINA
Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-1475
Phone: 202.453.6020
Fax: 202.453.6021
OCR.DC@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Charlotte District Office
129 West Trade Street
Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 704.954.6410 and 704.344.6734
TTY: 800.669.6820

NEW MEXICO
Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Phone: 303.844.5695
Fax: 303.844.4303
OCR.Denver@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
3300 North Central Avenue
Suite 690
Phoenix, AZ 85012-2504
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 602.640.5071
TTY: 800.669.6820

505 Marquette Avenue, NW
Suite 900 - 9th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 505.248.5192
TTY: 800.669.6820

Human Rights Division
New Mexico Department of Labor
1596 Pacheco Street, Suite 105
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.827.6838

Amended and approved on August 2, 2011; updated on August 30, 2012.