Nondiscrimination Statement/Title IX Coordinator

Middlebury College complies with all applicable provisions of state and federal law which prohibit discrimination in employment, or in admission or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities, on the basis of race, creed, color, place of birth, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, service in the armed forces of the United States, positive HIV-related blood test results, genetic information, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability and/or any other status or characteristic as defined and to the extent protected by applicable law. Middlebury designates the dean of the College to coordinate its efforts to comply with any and all federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one or more of the characteristics listed above (contact information below).

Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy

Middlebury College is committed to maintaining a campus environment where bigotry and intolerance are unacceptable. Harassment, as defined by applicable law and the corresponding terms of Middlebury’s policy, is a form of unlawful discrimination, and is antithetical to Middlebury’s mission. Middlebury strictly prohibits conduct that constitutes unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual assault), and related retaliation as defined in Middlebury’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination policy. Complaints or reports of harassment, discrimination or related retaliation should be made to Middlebury’s Human Relations Officer (contact information below).

Threat Assessment and Response Policy

Middlebury is committed to maintaining a campus and workplace environment that is safe and secure for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. As part of this commitment, Middlebury has established a Threat Assessment and Management Team (TAM Team), which is empowered to assess risk and, in cooperation with other Middlebury teams or offices as appropriate, formulate an appropriate response in situations where an individual’s behavior and/or statements generate concern that he or she may present a threat to the health or safety of self or others. The TAM Team seeks to mitigate potential risks before they result in harm. Anyone who believes that an individual has committed or may commit an act of violence, is engaging in behavior or making statements that generate concern about the potential for violence, or otherwise may pose a threat to self or to the health or safety of any member of the BLWC or Middlebury community should call the Department of Public Safety (802-443-5911) immediately. In case of an emergency, please dial 911.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy

Middlebury College is committed to promoting individual and community health, safety, and responsibility. We expect all Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference (BLWC) students, faculty, and staff to observe Middlebury College policy, as well as local, state, and federal laws governing the possession, use, and furnishing of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. We have also committed to ensuring that, in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Community Act of 1989, our policies concerning alcohol and drugs are clear, readily understood, and applied consistently and equally to all students. All members of the BLWC community are expected to inform appropriate staff members of instances of illegal drug or alcohol possession, abuse, distribution and/or sales.

Disciplinary Sanctions/No Refunds

Faculty, staff or students are subject to all Middlebury Handbook policies. Faculty, staff or students found to have violated Middlebury policy may be subject to the full range of disciplinary actions, as applicable, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the BLWC or other Middlebury programs. Refunds will not be given in the event of suspension or expulsion. Any damage to College property resulting from a violation of any Middlebury policy (including the improper use or abuse of alcohol or drugs) will be charged to the individual(s) involved. Middlebury reserves the right to pursue all available legal remedies.

If you or someone you know is affected by sexual misconduct, domestic or dating violence or misconduct, or stalking, please seek support using the information provided below or through the complete list for all Middlebury programs and locations found in Appendix B and Appendix C to Middlebury’s Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking.

We encourage all members of the Middlebury Community to report crimes (including, but not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking) to the police:

  • Middlebury Police: 911 or 802-388-3191
  • Vermont State Police: 911 or 802-388-4919

To pursue an internal complaint, or to learn more about these policies, please contact the individuals and offices below:

Sexual Misconduct/Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct/Stalking and Related Retaliation

  • Judicial Affairs Officer 802-443-2024
  • Judicial Affairs Officer 802-443-5385
  • Human Relations Officer 802-443-3474
  • Human Relations Officer 802-443-3426
  • Title IX Coordinator and Compliance Officer 802-443-3289


  • Human Relations Officer 802-443-3474
  • Human Relations Officer 802-443-3426

Threat Assessment and Response

Department of Public Safety, Lisa Burchard (; 802-443-5201)

Minors on Campus

Title IX Coordinator and Compliance Officer 802-443-3289

Alcohol and Other Drugs

  • EFAP (800) 828-6025 Parton Center for Health and Wellness: 802-443-5135
  • Barbara McCall, Director of Health and Wellness Education (; 802-443-5361)


  • Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of the College 802-443-5771
  • Erin Quinn, Director of Athletics (; 802-443-5253)


Dial 911 or call the Department of Public Safety at 802-443-5911