The Title IX Office’s mission is to empower and support the Norwich community in advancing a climate of gender equity and inclusion through educating all campus community members on how to prevent, identify, and report sexual and gender-based misconduct, providing those affected by such misconduct with supportive services and resolution options, conducting fair and equitable investigations, and using evidence-based and community-informed prevention efforts.
It’s up to each of us to create a healthy campus free of sex based discrimination. This website provides tools and resources that can help us ensure a safe and respectful campus.
Norwich University is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which all persons who participate in university programs and activities can work and/or learn together in an atmosphere free of sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, and discrimination.
The university does not tolerate such forms of misconduct. It is the intention of the university to take prompt and equitable action to prevent the recurrence of behaviors that violate this policy. Norwich also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing sexual or gender-based misconduct or participating in any sexual and gender-based discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by Norwich policy. Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below) or via the reporting form. A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours).
Title IX Coordinator:
Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
(802) 485 2144
Location: Wise Campus Center 217
Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Holley Dupre, JD
(802) 485 3148
Location: Wise Campus Center 213
Q: What is sexual and gender-based misconduct?
A: Sexual and gender-based misconduct can include sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual or gender-based harassment, sex and/or gender-based stalking, intimate partner violence and sex and gender-based discrimination.
Behavior that creates a hostile environment or affects someone’s employment, academic standing or participation in university programs could be considered sexual or gender-based misconduct.
Q: If I encounter this misconduct, what are my options for reporting it?
A: If/when you are ready to report an incident, you can report to confidential and nonconfidential resources. To make informed choices, all parties should be aware of confidentiality and privacy issues and Norwich University’s mandatory reporting requirements.
The Title IX Office offers programming and training throughout the year and also offers these resources on demand. These sessions are designed to be interactive.
For those interested in collaborating and creating a new program or training, requests can be submitted via the form below.
Pregnant and parenting students are protected under Title IX, a federal law established in 1972 that protects people from discrimination based on sex that occurs in education programs or activities. Norwich has a policy and associated procedures for ensuring the protection and equal treatment of pregnant individuals, persons with pregnancy related conditions, and new parents.