Middlebury employees have several avenues to resolve conflicts within the workplace.

Civil Rights and Title IX Office

The Civil Rights and Title IX Office is designated by the President of the College to receive and process complaints of harassment brought by Middlebury faculty, staff, and students under Middlebury’s Anti-Harassment Policy

Ombudsperson

The President of the College appoints ombudspersons each year, to help employees with problems related to employment at Middlebury. They are available at all times. Dealings with ombudspersons are strictly confidential unless an employee agrees to share information in order to resolve a problem. An ombudsperson’s help is prompt, impartial, and confidential. Ombudspersons are trained to:

  • Listen.
  • Provide answers to questions or to assist in finding someone who can.
  • Analyze situations and identify and evaluate options for responding to them.
  • Explain Middlebury policies and procedures and their application to an individual employee.
  • Investigate complaints.
  • Carry complaints forward, if an employee is unable to do so, and to advocate resolution.
  • Recommend changes when current policy and procedure seem outdated, abusive, inefficient, or arbitrary.
  • Use of an ombudsperson is a first resort when the employee doesn’t know where to address a problem or how to approach the appropriate person or committee.

Current Ombudspersons

Solon Coburn, Public Safety x5584
Term Ending: June 30, 2023

Dan Celik, Facilities Services x3403
Term Ending: June 30, 2023

Jami Black, Office of Advancement x5614
Term Ending: June 30, 2023

Brent Simons, Dining Services, Ross Commons x5967
Term Ending: June 30, 2023

Charlotte Tate, Rohatyn Center, Robert A. Jones ‘59 House x5795
Term Ending: June 30, 2023

Staff Appeals

There are times when a staff employee has followed the informal and formal procedures may believe that satisfactory resolution was not attained. Middlebury established the staff appeals procedures to provide a fair and impartial process of which staff employees under certain conditions may avail themselves to appeal grievance decisions.