The Compliance & Policy Office provides central support for the university's efforts to comply with its legal, regulatory and ethical obligations. It promotes William & Mary's Code of Ethics and other policies. The Chief Compliance Officer has overall responsibility for the university's compliance and ethics program.
The Office also has direct responsibility for discrimination, harassment, and sex- and gender-based violence prevention and response. The Chief Compliance Officer is the university's Title IX Coordinator, ADA/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator.
What Does the Office Do? The Compliance & Policy Office:
- Conducts civil rights investigations and responds to reports and complaints of discrimination and harassment;
- Coordinates compliance with Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, the ADA, and other discrimination laws and regulations (online organization charts provide more information about which offices are involved in W&M's discrimination/sexual violence prevention and response work);
- Works closely with the Dean of Students Office and William & Mary Police on reports of sexual violence/assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking;
- Provides information, guidance and training about various compliance topics;
- Manages the university's policy program;
- Identifies and closes compliance gaps and develops compliance solutions.
You should contact the Office with:
- Reports or complaints of Title IX violations including sexual violence;
- Reports or complaints of other forms of discrimination or harassment;
- Questions and concerns about meeting compliance obligations; and
- Questions about policies or procedures.
The Compliance & Policy Office does not provide privileged legal advice - please contact University Counsel for legal services.
This website last updated July 2015.