Compliance & Equity Office

The Compliance & Equity Office 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.

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 Equity/Discrimination Program

The Office responds to reports and complaints of discrimination and harassment.  OCE is responsible for objectively investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment based on "irrelevant personal characteristics" to determine if employee conduct violates the university's 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, retaliation affecting university employees or by university employees should be reported to OCE at (757) 221-3146 or [[equity]].
The Title IX Program

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 violence.

The Title IX Coordinator is Pamela Mason. Anyone with question or concerns can contact the Title IX Coordinator by telephone (757) 221-3167, email [[phmaso]], or in person 109 James Blair.


Accessibility Program

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

The OCE monitors the University’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Carla Costello serves as the university's interim ADA/Section 504 Coordinator. The ADA Coordinator has responsibility for:

  • resolving allegations of discrimination based on disability
  • overseeing and ensuring University compliance with all relevant laws and regulations related to the ADA and Section 504
  • providing consultation, information and referral to appropriate resources for disability‐related issues
  • providing training regarding the ADA and Section 504

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the ADA Coordinator by telephone (757) 221-1254; email [[cacostello]]; or in person 108 James Blair. We also encourage you to visit William & Mary's Accessibility Website for more information.

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



This website last updated November 2018