Middlebury

Title IX Coordinator and Human Relations Officers

Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator's Designees

Susan P. Ritter, J.D., serves as Middlebury's Title IX Coordinator for the purposes of coordinating Middlebury's 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. The Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing the process for handling all Title IX complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.

Middlebury's Judicial Affairs Officer serves as the Title IX coordinator’s designee responsible for facilitating the investigation and adjudication of sexual misconduct and related retaliation complaints in accordance with Middlebury's Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking.

Middlebury's Human Relations Officer (HRO) serves as the Title IX coordinator’s designee responsible for coordinating sexual harassment training and education, and overseeing investigations and adjudicating complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation in accordance with Middlebury's Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy and Middlebury's Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking, respectively. Middlebury's Alternate Human Relations Officers serve in a similar capacity as the Title IX coordinator’s designee(s) when the HRO is unavailable or has a conflict of interest.

Human Relations Officers

In addition to serving as the Title IX Coordinator's designee (as described above), the HRO is the administrator responsible for overseeing investigations and adjudicating complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation brought under Middlebury's Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy. See also Middlebury's Nondiscrimination Statement.

The HRO is also the administrator responsible for overseeing investigations and adjudicating complaints of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and related retaliation in accordance with Middlebury's Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking

Reporting Information

Complaints or reports of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and/or related retaliation should be directed to any of the following individuals: the Judicial Affairs Officer (Karen Guttentag, Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs and Student Life: 802.443.2024; kguttent@middlebury.edu); the HRO designated for the program at issue; and/or the Title IX Coordinator (see contact information below).

Complaints or reports of discrimination, harassment and/or related retaliation should be directed to the HRO for the program at issue (see contact information below).

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AT 802.443.5911 (Vermont Campus) or DIAL 911. Please see Appendix A to the Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy or Appendix B to the Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking for campus safety and local law enforcement contact information at other Middlebury sites. 

Contact Information

Sue Ritter HRO

Middlebury College (All Programs)
Susan Parsons Ritter, J.D.

Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator and Human Relations Officer
Middlebury College
Service Building 213
Middlebury,VT 05753
802-443-2246
sritter@middlebury.edu

Steven C. Collier, J.D.
Human Relations Officer
Middlebury College
Service Building, 215
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.3474
scollier@middlebury.edu

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Ashley Fera Arrocha
Assistant Dean of Student Services and Human Relations Officer
Office of Student Services
440 Van Buren Street
Monterey, CA 93940
831.647.4654
aarrocha@miis.edu

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

If the Human Relations Officer is unavailable, or if the Human Relations Officer has a conflict of interest, complaints should be directed to the Alternate Human Relations Officer:

Laura Carotenuto

Laura Carotenuto
Manager of Employee Relations and Alternate Human Relations Officer
Human Resources
Marble Works 120
Middlebury, VT 05753
802-443-2012
lcaroten@middlebury.edu

Elizabeth Karnes Keefe
Assistant Dean of the Language Schools and Alternate Human Relations Officer
Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center 210
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5685
karnes@middlebury.edu

Middlebury's Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking and Related Retaliation

Middlebury is committed to providing a campus and workplace environment that is safe and secure for all students, staff, faculty and others who participate in Middlebury’s programs. Sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and related retaliation are strictly prohibited under Middlebury's Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking. This policy applies to all Middlebury students, faculty, and staff, as well as others who participate in Middlebury's programs and activities.

For additional information and resources please refer to Appendix B (contact information) and Appendix C (resources) to the Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking.  See also: Sexual Violence Resources and Information

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