If there are allegations against you under Middlebury’s Non-Discrimination Policy—or even if there isn’t an allegation but you think you may have engaged in misconduct—you may be feeling frightened, ashamed, upset, and confused.
Middlebury’s Counseling Center at the Center for Health and Wellness exists to provide confidential support for all students. A trained counselor can help you sort through your experience and provide you with support and information (802-443-5141).
You can also contact a chaplain at the Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (802-443-5626).
If you are faculty or staff, you may contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program (800-828-6025).
If you would prefer to speak with a counselor off campus, you can contact the Counseling Service of Addison County at 802-388-7641.
The above resources are confidential, which means that they are legally and ethically bound to keep confidential information shared with them in the course of providing counsel and support, except in exceptional circumstances. For instance, these professionals may have to breach a confidence when they perceive a serious risk of danger or threat to any person or property. In addition, medical and mental health professionals may be required by law to report certain crimes (e.g., any allegation of sexual and/or physical abuse of a person under 18). These exceptions to confidentiality are governed by the law of the state in which the confidential resource is located.
Respondents may be entitled to academic, living, or other support during Middlebury’s investigation and adjudication process. If you would like more information on available Supportive Measures, please contact your Student Life Dean, the Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator, or your program director or dean (students). Staff should contact Human Resources or the Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator and faculty should contact the Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator or the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.
More details about Supportive Measures may also be found here.
Complainants and respondents are entitled to the same opportunities to have an advisor of their choice present at any interviews, meetings, or proceedings that they are attending related to the investigation and adjudication process. The advisor may advise the complainant or respondent privately, but cannot act as a speaking advocate at a meeting.
While each party may have an advisor of choice, they may not compel any specific person to serve as their advisor. Middlebury’s faculty and/or staff may be available to serve as advisors, but none are required to do so.
If you would like to consult with an attorney, please contact the following resources:
Vermont Legal Aid
Vermont Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Civil Rights and Title IX Office
Middlebury, VT 05753