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Discrimination Resources

Campus and External Resources for Discrimination-Related Services and Support

Internal resources

poster showing the main William & Mary offices providing services relating to discrimination concerns or matters is provided online and available for printing in pdf format for reference.  

  • The Office of Compliance and Policy can provide compliance advice and answer questions about discrimination.  The Office also helps employees with complaints and concerns and conducts discrimination investigations and provides information on the ways to report or complain of discrimination, including harassment and retaliation.  

  • The Offices of Diversity & Equal Opportunity and Human Resources help ensure compliance with discrimination laws in recruitment and hiring.  Diversity & Equal Opportunity also works with employees who have questions or concerns about discrimination, and processes disability accommodation requests by applicants and employees.  

  • Discrimination issues relating to students, including investigations of discrimination complaints implicating students, are primarily handled by the Dean of Students Office.  
  • University Counsel provides legal advice about discrimination and provides legal representation for the university in discrimination cases.

  • William & Mary's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (which prohibits sex-based discrimination against students, including by requiring equal opportunities in athetics), the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 503 (which requires affirmative action plans for individuals with disabilities and prohibits disability-based employment discrimination) and 504 (which prohibits disability-based discrimination and requires reasonable accommodation of disabilities and accessibility) of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination Act (which prohibits age discrimination in educational programs and activities) is coordinated by the Chief Compliance Officer.  
External resources and agencies

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces Titles VI (which prohibits race and national origin-based discrimination) and VII (which prohibits race, color, national original, sex, or religion-based discrimination) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, certain violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and other federal discrimination laws applicable to employees, provides guidance on the various types of discrimination on its website.  

The federal Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education, which enforces certain elements of the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act, Title IX, and certain other federal discrimination laws applicable to students, provides guidance on various discrimination topics in its online reading room.