Fostering a Culture of Compliance & Equity
The Office of Compliance & Equity provides central support for ensuring the university’s commitment to a culture of compliance and ethics and the university’s responsibility to foster equitable working and learning environments. Under William & Mary’s Code of Ethics, all members of the university share the responsibility for maintaining an environment of accountability and integrity.
We encourage reports of any type of discrimination, harassment or stereotyping of individuals or groups on our campuses or in our community. While not all reports of conduct may be actionable or require investigation, knowing about concerns impacting members of our community is important. Having more information about potential discriminatory conduct allows us to stop misconduct before it creates a hostile environment, and better target education and awareness to departments, organizations, or individuals where there are concerns of intolerance or discrimination.
Monthly Spotlight: Are You a Mandatory Reporter?
Under federal law, state law and university policy, all employees, except for designated confidential resources, are required to report incidents of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, stalking, relationship violence, sexual exploitation, unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature or requests for sexual favors that impact a student or employee of the university. Watch this short training video to know what you are obligated to do if you are a mandatory reporter.
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