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Title IX Policies and Procedures

Overview of key policies and procedures used to prevent and respond to sex-based or gender-based discrimination and harassment, and sexual misconduct.

Policies.  

  1. The Code of Ethics – affirmative expectation that all members of the William & Mary community treat others with dignity and respect.  Approved by the Board of Visitors in 2009.
  2. Discrimination Policy (Policy on Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Retaliation) – prohibits discrimination on the basis of any protected group, including sex, gender, gender-identity and sexual orientation.  Mandates reporting by faculty, staff and some student staff in certain circumstances.  Revised August 14, 2020
  3. Sexual Misconduct Policy (Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment, Gender-Based Harassment and Sexual Misconduct) – Defines specific types of prohibited sexual harassment per Title IX and Violence Against Women Act crimes and covers reporting issues including confidentiality and amnesty.  Revised August 14, 2020
  4. Crime Reporting Policy.  Requires Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) to report certain crimes, including sex offenses, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, which occur on campus or on W&M-controlled property to W&M Police.  Revised  March 2016
  5. Campus Violence and Threat Management Policy – (1) prohibits threats and acts of violence, including sexual assault and domestic violence, committed by students, employees, or third parties, (2) mandates reporting to threat assessment team of threats and acts of violence, (3) encourages reporting of “concerning behavior” and (4) describes threat assessment process.  Revised September 2018.
Procedures.  

  1. Student Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, Retaliation and Sexual Misconduct Procedure --used for addressing formal complaints of any type of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation or sexual misconduct alleged to be committed by a student. Revised August 14, 2020.
  2. Employee Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, Retaliation and Sexual Misconduct Complaint Procedure – procedure for addressing formal complaints of any type of discrimination, discriminatory harassment, retaliation or sexual misconduct alleged to be committed by a faculty or staff member or third party. Revised August 14, 2020




This page last updated August 2020