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Office of Compliance & Equity

OC&E 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.

We encourage reports of any type of discrimination, harassment or stereotyping of individuals on our campuses or in our community at [[reportconcern]].  While not all reports of conduct may be actionable or require investigation, knowing about any concerns impacting members of our community is important.  Some individuals have expressed that their concern was "too minor" to report it, but 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.  

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A collapsible list of topics the office is responsible for.
The Compliance & Ethics Program

The Chief Compliance Officer has overall responsibility for the university's compliance and ethics program. This program, founded upon William & Mary's Code of Ethics, coordinates the many things the university does to educate, train, and promote legal and ethical conduct and a culture of compliance among all employees.


The Office responds to reports and complaints of discrimination and harassment.  OC&E is responsible for objectively investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment of individuals or groups belonging to a protected group to determine if the conduct violates the university's Discrimination PolicyThe Office also:

  • promotes related policies and procedures 
  • coordinates training and education efforts
  • helps remediate areas of concern before a hostile environment exists

Incidents of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation affecting university employees or students or by university employees or student should be reported to OC&E at (757) 221-2743 or [[reportconcern]].

Equity Program

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the sex (gender) of employees and students of educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX’s prohibition of sex discrimination includes prohibition of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.

The Title IX Coordinator is Carla Costello.   Anyone with question or concerns can contact the Title IX Coordinator by telephone (757) 221-1254, email [[cacostello]], or in person James Blair, Suite 110.

Title IX Compliance


William & Mary is committed to providing equal access and full participation for individuals with disabilities within all University programs and activities. 

Carla Costello, EDD ’15 serves as the university's ADA/Rehabilitation Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator has responsibility for :

  • overseeing William & Mary’s compliance with the ADA, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to persons with disabilities
  • providing consultation, information and referral to appropriate resources for disability‐related issues
  • providing training and educational sessions regarding the ADA and Section 504 to members of the William & Mary community
  • serving as the liaison with the state and federal agencies that enforce the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the ADA Coordinator by telephone (757) 221-1254 or via email [[cacostello]].

If you would like to schedule a training and/or educational session on compliance with William & Mary accommodation policies and procedures and/or other ADA compliance and guidance please contact the ADA Coordinator. 

Policy Program 
The policy program develops and publishes university policies, procedures, and regulations, and maintains the policy library.

This page last updated August 2021.