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Care Concern (Student)

The Dean of Students Office provides students with outreach, advocacy, and support services when they face significant challenges to their mental, physical, and social health. Use the university's Care Concern form if you have a concern about a student (e.g.: multiple absences from class, signs of a student struggling, concerning behavior, etc.) that you would like to share with us.

File a Care Concern

Complaint/Report to the Office of Compliance & Equity

For anyone to report a compliance concern – a violation of law, regulation, or policy, including unethical conduct – arising out of conduct by a W&M employee, contractor, volunteer or student. A "catch-all" procedure designed to cover complaints for which no dedicated procedure is available. Complaints are assessed by W&M's Office of Compliance & Equity, which determines whether an actionable matter is presented and makes referrals as appropriate.

Report a Concern via Email

Crime Reporting

Potential criminal actions and other emergencies on campus can be reported directly to the William & Mary Police Department by any member of the university community by calling 757-221-4596. In emergency situations, call 911.

Report a Crime

Fraud Complaints (external complaint mechanism)

The Attorney General of Virginia enforces consumer protection laws. The Consumer Protection Section of the Attorney General's Office serves as a clearinghouse for consumer complaints. See also State Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline.

File a Consumer Protection Report

Sexual Misconduct/Title IX

For reporting sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. With the exception of William & Mary employees, those using this form can choose whether or not to identify themselves or any of the individuals involved. The Title IX office reviews all reports submitted regardless of when the incident occurred. Additional sexual violence resources and information about Title IX Complaints & Reports are available.

Submit a Title IX Report

Free Speech Concerns

Under § 23.1-401.1 of the Code of Virginia, no public institution of higher education shall abridge the constitutional freedom of any individual, including enrolled students, faculty and other employees, and invited guests, to speak on campus, except as otherwise permitted by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

This protection is confirmed in William & Mary's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.

Report disruption of constitutionally protected speech
State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline

Anonymous reporting of "significant instances of fraud, waste, and abuse…illegal or fraudulent conduct, waste of funds, abuse of state property or resources, gross mismanagement or gross neglect of duties… not for general complaints, suggestions or personnel issues."

The hotline is administered by the Office of the State Inspector General and coordinated on campus by Internal Audit.

Contact the State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline

The Office of Compliance & Equity will accept and assess any reports of potential misconduct or violations of the Code of Ethics or other policies. If you cannot identify the correct point of contact or reporting procedure from the options provided, please contact our office at 757-221-3146 or [[reportconcern]].