Compliance & Equity Office

The Compliance & Equity Office provides central support for the university's efforts to meet its legal and ethical obligations.

The Office manages three related programs:

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 prevent, detect, and remediate misconduct -- illegal or unethical conduct.  

The Equity & Title IX Program

The Office coordinates W&M's discrimination, harassment, and sex- and gender-based violence prevention and response.  The Office responds to reports and complaints of discrimination and harassment, including by conducting investigations.  The Office also

Pamela Mason, the Interim Chief Compliance Officer, is the university's Title IX Coordinator and Age Discrimination Act Coordinator. Carla Costello, Compliance & Title IX Investigator, serves as the Interim ADA/Rehabilitation Act Coordinator.

The Office partners closely with Diversity & Inclusion, which leads W&M's affirmative action programs. Online organization charts provide more information about which offices are involved in W&M's discrimination/sexual violence prevention and response work.  

The Policy Program 

The policy program develops and publishes university policies, procedures, and regulations.  

You should contact the Office with:

The Compliance & Equity Office does not provide privileged legal advice - please contact University Counsel for legal services.   Compliance & Equity also does not directly handle NCAA (Athletics) compliance issues; please contact Compliance and Academic Support in the Athletics Department.  

This website last updated January 2017.