Nondiscrimination Statement/Title IX Coordinator

Middlebury complies with all 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 Bread Loaf director, Emily Bartels, or the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator.  The Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator 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 Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator 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”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 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 Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy and Policy Against Sexual  Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking.

The full text of Middlebury’s Nondiscrimination Statement is available online (http://www.middlebury.edu/about/handbook/general/nondiscrimination). Printed copies are available from the Bread Loaf director, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Schools, Human Resources, or a Human Relations Officer. Discrimination complaints should be directed to a Human Relations Officer or the Bread Loaf director.

Because of varying circumstances and legal requirements, such provisions may not apply to programs offered by Middlebury outside the United States. This is consistent with Middlebury’s intent to comply with the requirements of applicable law. Individuals with questions about the policies governing such programs should direct inquiries to the Bread Loaf director, Emily Bartels.