Confidential Resources

If there are allegations against you under Middlebury’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking—or even if there isn’t an allegation but you think you may have engaged in misconduct—you may be feeling frightened, ashamed, upset, and confused. Middlebury’s Counseling Center at the Parton Center for Health and Wellness exists to provide confidential support for all students. A trained counselor can help you sort through your experience and provide you with support and information (802-443-5141).

You can also contact a chaplain at the Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (802-443-5626).

If you are faculty or staff, you may contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program (800-828-6025).

If you would prefer to speak with a counselor offcampus, you can contact the Counseling Service of Addison County at 802-388-7641.

The above resources are confidential, which means that they are legally and ethically bound to keep confidential information shared with them in the course of providing counsel and support, except in the following circumstances: these professionals may have to breach a confidence when they perceive a serious risk of danger or threat to any person or property. In addition, medical and mental health professionals may be required by law to report certain crimes (e.g., any allegation of sexual and/or physical abuse of a person under 18). These exceptions to confidentiality are governed by the law of the state in which the confidential resource is located.

Other Support

Respondents may be entitled to academic, living, or other accommodations during Middlebury’s investigation and adjudication process. If you would like more information on available accommodations, please contact your Commons dean, a Judicial Affairs Officer, or your program director (students). Staff should contact Human Resources, and faculty should contact the vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty.