Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In spring 2019, we hosted Norwich University’s inaugural LEAP (Leadership. Education. Advocacy. Prevention.) Week. LEAP Week featured a range of programming to raise awareness, educate our campus community, and empower change in the areas of dating violence, acceptance, and inclusion of all. The week ended strong with a One Love 5K, with all proceeds donated to the One Love Foundation, as well as a local organization, CIRCLE, in support of raising awareness about and ending relationship violence. To learn more about our office, LEAP, and One Love, tune into this podcast.
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 misconduct, 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.
Non-confidential resources are all faculty or staff members, including residential life staff who are not confidential medical or counseling professionals, religious professionals acting in that capacity through the Chaplain’s Office, or trained sexual assault advocates, and who are therefore not permitted to honor requests for confidentiality. Non-confidential faculty or staff who learn of an incident of sexual misconduct, domestic and/or dating violence, stalking or related retaliation involving a student or employee are required to report that information to the Title IX Coordinator, and they are “responsible employees” to this extent.
A confidential resource is an individual who is legally and ethically bound to keep confidential all information shared with them in the course of providing counsel and support, except under the circumstances noted below. In general, the law recognizes and protects the confidentiality of communications between a person seeking care and a medical or mental health professional, religious advisor or trained sexual assault advocate. The medical, mental health, and religious professionals (i.e., individuals acting in their religious professional capacity through the Chaplain’s Office) at Norwich, respect and protect confidential communications from students, faculty, and staff to the extent they are legally able to do so. These professionals may have to breach a confidence, however, when they perceive a serious risk of danger or threat to any person or property. In addition, medical and mental health professionals may be required by law to report certain crimes (e.g., allegations of sexual and/or physical abuse of a person under 18).