Human Relations Officer
The Human Relations Officer is the administrator responsible for receiving and processing complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation brought under Middlebury's Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy. See also the College's Nondiscrimination Statement. The Human Relations Officer also serves as the Title IX Coordinator's designee for the purposes of overseeing investigations and adjudicating complaints of sex discrimination under the Anti-Harassment/Discrimination policy.
Any Middlebury College student, faculty member or staff member who has reasonable cause to believe that discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, as defined by the College's Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy, has occurred or is occurring, or who believes that a student, faculty member or staff member has been subjected to retaliation for having brought or supported a complaint of discrimination or harassment, is encouraged to bring that information to the immediate attention of:
Susan Parsons Ritter
Human Relations Officer
If the Human Relations Officer is unavailable, or if the Human Relations Officer has a conflict of interest that would preclude her from processing the discrimination, harassment, and/or related retaliation complaint, the matter shall be brought to the immediate attention of:
Alternate Human Relations Officer
Middlebury, VT 05753
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AT 802.443.5911 or DIAL 911
Middlebury is committed to promoting a campus environment where sexual misconduct, which includes sexual assault and inappropriate sexual conduct, is not tolerated, and where survivors of sexual misconduct of all kinds are provided support and avenues of redress as appropriate. Middlebury has a separate Sexual Misconduct Policy that governs the behavior of all Middlebury undergraduate students enrolled in classes on the Vermont campus when the alleged conduct occurs during the academic year, or when the alleged conduct occurs in the summer and neither the complainant nor the respondent(s) are participating in another Middlebury College program. In all other cases, the Anti-Harassment/Discrimination policy applies to sexual misconduct complaints involving students, faculty, and staff. Complaints under the College's Sexual Misconduct Policy should be brought to the attention of Karen Guttentag, Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs and Student Life (802.443.2024; firstname.lastname@example.org).