The Civil Rights & Title IX Office
It can be intimidating to tell your story and share your experiences with an individual that you do not know. I want to communicate to those wishing to tell their story or seek support, that the Civil Rights & Title IX office is a trauma-informed environment which encourages autonomy, embraces intersectional identities, and works to offer a non-judgmental experience.
Regardless of your experience or choices, you will be respected, treated equitably, and provided resources and support based on your needs, values, and identity.
You matter. Your experience matters. You have a right to take up space. Your voice is important.
Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator
As the Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator, I consider the opportunity to sit with others and get a glimpse into their lives a privilege. My work both on-campus and off-campus has been focused on education, prevention, and the creation of sustainable solutions to the issues of violence that we face as a community. This is challenging work that takes a cross-community approach to dismantle systems and environments that foster and support violence. This is important work and despite any challenges, I am committed to being in this with you every single day.
When I am not here on campus serving in my role as Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator, I am often surrounded by the people I love - my husband, 8 children, extended family, friends, and our furry family members.
Deputy Civil Rights & Title IX Coordinator
In my role as Deputy Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator, I work with the Middlebury College community as a resource to provide information about reporting and support options to people who have experienced discrimination, including sexual violence, with a lens towards a trauma-informed and holistic approach to address individual needs. My work is rooted in the belief that you have the right to feel safe and supported, and to have your options explained to you in a way that gives you the greatest autonomy to make personal choices that are right for you. In addition to providing support, my primary objective is to work with the campus community to address and redress issues of systemic discrimination and sexual violence – we need each other to achieve this goal and I am honored to do this work alongside you.
Prior to joining Middlebury, I have held roles within the areas of social justice, advocacy, and government relations. Most recently, I served as a Title IX & Civil Rights Investigator and Intake and Outreach Coordinator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University of Vermont.
When I am not on campus, I enjoy spending time with family and friends on the Mad River and Lake Champlain, gardening, and travelling.
Human Relations Officer
Thaddeus Watulak, Senior Human Relations Officer, works on civil rights investigatory and adjudicative functions for Middlebury. Raised in Vermont, Thaddeus attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, CA. A trained mediator in law school, Thaddeus’s professional career has focused on ensuring that complex processes are carried out with fairness and impartiality. Prior to coming to Middlebury, Thaddeus drafted legislation for Baltimore City and served as the Deputy Ethics Director for Baltimore City, where he oversaw the ethics compliance efforts for the City’s workforce and conducted investigations of violations of the City’s ethics code.
Human Relations Officer
Cameron joined Middlebury’s Office of Civil Rights and Title IX in January 2022, and his role as Human Relations Officer includes investigating, adjudicating, and serving as a hearing officer for Civil Rights and Title IX matters. Cameron previously practiced public interest law and conducted Civil Rights investigations in Baltimore, Maryland, where he attended law school at the University of Maryland School of Law (Class of 2013). Working in Civil Rights and on the public interest side of the law has informed Cameron’s core values and approach to investigating and adjudicating cases. He strives to handle all matters with the utmost care and impartiality as well as to treat all individuals with dignity, compassion, and respect. When not working to become a better practitioner of Civil Rights and Title IX matters, Cameron enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, hiking, and playing the guitar.
Cara Fritz (she/her) is an Intern facilitating Athletes As Leaders programming, office outreach, Title IX event planning, and more! Cara is an Environmental Policy Major & Creative Writing Minor and swims for the college. She loves spending time with family, exploring Vermont, and arts & crafts. Cara is passionate about her work with Title IX, Sexual Violence Prevention, and talking about consent on campus. She welcomes all student feedback and suggestions on ways to improve the connection between the Title IX Office and the College!
Civil Rights and Title IX Office
Middlebury, VT 05753