It is not necessary to file a formal complaint with Middlebury, participate in a Middlebury adjudication process, or file a criminal complaint with local law enforcement in order to request help from Middlebury. If you have been impacted by a potential Non-Discrimination Policy violation or investigation, the Civil Rights and Title IX Office will provide assistance to help you access available supportive measures.

Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services offered as appropriate, as reasonably available, and without fee or charge to the reporting individual or the respondent before or after the filing of a formal complaint or where no formal complaint has been filed. Such measures are designed to restore or preserve equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity without unreasonably burdening the other party, including measures designed to protect the safety of all parties or the recipient’s educational environment, or deter sexual harassment.

Supportive measures may include but are not limited to:  

  • counseling;  

  • academic accommodations, such as extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, course changes or late drops, or other arrangements as appropriate (see the Academics: Course Registration and Conduct of Courses and Grades and Transcripts sections of the Handbook for more information);  

  • modifications of work or class schedules;  

  • campus escort services;  

  • mutual restrictions on contact between the parties;  

  • Residential accommodations, including but not limited to arranging for new housing, or providing temporary housing options, as appropriate;  

  • changes in work locations;  

  • leaves of absence;  

  • increased security and monitoring of certain areas of the campus;  

  • Changing transportation or working arrangements or providing other employment accommodations, as appropriate;  

  • Assisting the individual in accessing support services, including, as available, victim advocacy, academic support, counseling, disability, health or mental health services, visa and immigration assistance, student financial aid services, and legal assistance both on and off campus, as applicable;  

  • No Trespass Notices prohibiting the presence of an individual on Middlebury property, and/or other properties on which Middlebury programs are occurring;  

  • Informing the individual of the right to report a crime to local law enforcement and/or seek orders of protection, restraining orders, or relief from abuse orders from United States courts or courts outside of the United States as applicable, and providing assistance if the individual wishes to do so. Middlebury will also work with reporting individuals and others as appropriate to respect and implement the requirements of such orders on premises that it owns or controls, as necessary and appropriate;  

  • Other similar measures.  

Visa and Immigration Assistance: If you  have  questions or concerns about how your experience and needs may intersect with your visa and/or immigration status, please contact the Civil Rights and Title IX Office or International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) for more information.

Student Financial Aid Assistance: If you have questions or concerns about the impact of your experience on your student financial aid, please contact the Civil Rights and Title IX Office or Student Financial Services for more information.

Disability-Related Needs: If you have a disability and have related concerns about your needs with regard to your experience, please share them with any of the resources on pages 20–23, as well as with the Civil Rights and Title IX Office or Disability Resource Center (students) or Human Resources (employees).

Advocacy Support:

  • MiddSafe advocates are trained students who provide free and confidential support, information, referrals, and advocacy in person, via the hotline, and online through the advocate website.
  • WomenSafe advocates offer similar and expanded services for Addison County residents of all gender identities and sexual orientations. SafeSpace advocates provide free and confidential emotional support, advocacy, and resources for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence and discrimination.


If you would like to request supportive measures or other assistance, please contact the Civil Rights and Title IX Office. Students may also reach out to their Dean of Student Life, or a program director. All employees may also contact Human Resources. Faculty members who need assistance may choose to contact the Dean of the Faculty or Provost. Each request will be evaluated and responded to after appropriate consultation, as needed. Factors to be considered may include the following:

  • the specific need expressed by the party;
  • the severity and/or pervasiveness of the allegations;
  • any continuing effects on the party;
  • whether the parties share the same residence hall, dining hall, class, extracurricular activities, transportation and/or job location;
  • whether other judicial measures have been taken to protect a party or the parties; and whether other measures are reasonably available to support the individual.


Contact Information

Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator

Butterfly Blaise Boire
Service Building 213

Human Relations Officer

Thaddeus Watulak

Other Administrators

Department of Public Safety
802-443-5911 (Emergency)
802-443-5133 (Non emergency)

Student Life Deans

          Phone: (802) 443-3330

Human Resources


Frequently Asked Questions


It is not necessary to file a complaint with Middlebury, participate in an adjudication process, or file a criminal complaint in order to request Supportive Measures from Middlebury.   

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