How to Report an Incident

As a student, faculty or staff member, you have options when it comes to reporting. You are not alone and there are members of both the campus and outside communities that are available to support and assist you throughout the process from reporting, to investigation, and on to a criminal trial or campus hearing.

If you have witnessed an assault while under the influence, and are afraid to report because you were engaging in personal alcohol or drug use, you will not face campus judicial charges.

Reporting Options In Brief

Through Middlebury College you can make a Confidential or Official Report.

Frequently Asked Questions


There are certain people on campus to which you can report to in a confidential manner. Specifically on Middlebury College Campus, confidential resources are: 

  • Middlebury College Center For Health and Wellness: 802-443-5135 
  • Porter Hospital: 802-388-4701 
  • Middlebury College Counseling: 802-443-5141
  • MiddSafe Confidential Advocates 802-377-0239

Off-campus confidential resources include mental health professionals, medical staff, clergy, and community advocates for domestic violence and sexual assault. 

For a full list off confidential resources please click here


If you are ready or would like more information on how to report, you may do so through Title IX, College Public Safety, or local law enforcement. 

  • The Title IX Coordinator has the capacity to initiate a campus investigation for campus judicial charges. 
  • Public Safety has the capacity to initiate a campus investigation for criminal charges. 

Your Reporting Options 

When a reporting individual of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault and/or sexual violence is identified or comes forward, there are three possible processes that person can engage to seek remedy. A reporting individual has the choice to be involved in one, two, or all three processes. 

The three processes include: 

  • Title IX investigation 
  • The criminal justice process assisted by either Public Safety or local law enforcemen
  • The campus judicial process 

College Title IX investigations and/or disciplinary procedures will: 

  • Proceed independently of any action taken in the criminal or civil courts, as determined on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Title IX regulations. College procedures are not a substitute for criminal court proceedings; Absent extenuating circumstances, be completed within sixty days. 
  • Proceed with appropriate attention to reporting individual’s safety; and 
  • Not require a reporting student to mediate directly with the person accused, including couples counseling 

Flowchart for Middlebury College Official Reporting Procedure 

Civil Rights and Title IX Office
Middlebury College
Service Building
Middlebury, VT 05753