Report a Concern

Please refer to the following information in order to report Sexual Misconduct, Bias Incidents, Discrimination or Harassment, or Hate Crimes. 

If you or someone you know is injured or in immediate danger, call 911 or Campus Public Safety at 802.865.6465.

If you are concerned about a student for any reason, please submit an online Student of Concern Report Form for the Student Care and Response Team to follow up.

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Champlain College prohibits sexual or gender-based discrimination, harassment, and misconduct, including sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, and stalking, under the Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Sexual Misconduct Policy also prohibits retaliation against a person because they have reported, complained about, or participated in good faith in an investigation of conduct covered by this Policy. 

The Title IX Coordinator oversees the College’s investigation, response, and resolution of reports made under the Sexual Misconduct Policy. Upon receiving reports of Prohibited Conduct, the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators ensure that appropriate action is taken to eliminate that conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects. 

To report sexual or gender-based discrimination, harassment, and misconduct, including sexual assault, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, and stalking to the Title IX Coordinator: Submit an online Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Report Form. This form may be submitted anonymously. Reports are reviewed during normal business hours and may not be immediately addressed. All College employees who do not have legally protected confidentiality are considered Responsible Employees and are mandated to report potential violations to this policy.

You may also contact the Title IX Coordinator, Reese Kelly, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion at rkelly@champlain.edu or 802.651.5906, or the Title IX Team at titleix@champlain.edu with any questions or to make a report. 

Please contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Coordinator, if you: 

  • Wish to understand your options, if you think you may have experienced sexual misconduct
  • Learn of a situation that you feel may be a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected
  • Have questions about Champlain College’s policies and procedures

Conversations with the Title IX Coordinator and deputies are kept as private as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct may be shared on a need-to-know basis for the College to provide supportive measures or if the College needs to take action for reasons of community safety. In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration. 

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A bias incident is any conduct, speech, images, or expression that demonstrate conscious or unconscious bias which targets individuals or groups based on, but not limited to, their actual or perceived: age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, size, socioeconomic status/class, veteran status or on the basis of any other status protected by law or recognized within a Champlain College policy.

Examples:

  • Calling a person or a behavior “gay,” “lame,” or “retarded” as an insult
  • Imitating someone with any kind of disability or imitating someone’s cultural attire, norms, or practices
  • Telling jokes based on a cultural stereotype
  • Derogatory graffiti or images/drawings
  • Using a racial or ethnic slur to identify someone
  • Making comments on social media about someone’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, size, or religion.

A bias incident is an offensive act that is neither criminal, nor a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy, the Discrimination and Harassment Policy, the Standard of Conduct or other College Policies. If a bias-related incident falls within the scope and definitions of the aforementioned policies, it will be addressed through those processes. Bias will be deemed an aggravating circumstance to any violation of College policy.

To Report a Bias Incident: Submit an online Bias Incident Report Form. This form may be submitted anonymously. Reports are reviewed during normal business hours and may not be immediately addressed. 

You may also contact Reese Kelly, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs, Equity and Inclusion (Bias Response Coordinator) at rkelly@champlain.edu or 802.651.5906, or the Bias Response Team at BiasResponse@champlain.edu with any questions or to make a report.

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Individuals should contact the following with any discrimination or harassment complaints or inquiries concerning compliance with regulations.

Jennifer Archambault
Vice President of Human Resources
P.O. Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402
802.865.5485
jarchambault@champlain.edu

Angela Batista
Vice President of Student Affairs, and Diversity and Inclusion
Freeman Hall, 3rd Floor
163 South Willard St.
Burlington, VT 05402
802.651.5851
abatista@champlain.edu

Students may report discrimination or harassment by submitting an online Incident Report Form or emailing the Office of Community Standards at communitystandards@champlain.edu.

Individuals may also contact the following State and Federal agencies concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies and enforcement of rights:

Employees may contact:

Vermont Attorney General's Office, Civil Rights Unit
109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
802.828.3171 (voice/TDD)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
John F. Kennedy Federal Office Building
Government Center, Room 475
Boston, MA 02203
800.669.4000 (voice) or 800.669.6820 (TDD)
www.eeoc.gov

 

Students may contact:

United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
J.W. McCormack, Post Office Court House Building, Room 701
Boston, MA 02109-4557
617.223.9662 (voice)

Vermont Human Rights Commission
135 State Street, 2nd Floor, Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
802.828.2480 (voice/TDD) or 800.416.2010 (voice)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
John F. Kennedy Federal Office Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
800.669.4000 (voice)
800.669.6820 (TDD)
www.eeoc.gov

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Hate Crime: As defined by Vermont law, a hate crime is a crime that is maliciously motivated by the victim's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, ancestry, age, service in the armed forces of the United States, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity is a hate crime. The perpetrator can be given additional penalties at sentencing. Hate crimes should be reported to your local law enforcement agency. Prosecutors can seek increased penalties for hate crimes, including longer jail sentences and higher fines.

To Report a Hate Crime: If you believe that you have been the victim of a hate crime and anyone is injured or in danger, call 911, then notify Campus Public Safety at 802.865.6465. If no one is injured or in danger, contact Campus Public Safety at 802.865.6465.

To obtain the assistance of the Attorney General's office as a hate crime victim, you may contact them at: 

Office of the Attorney General
Civil Rights Unit
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

802.828.3657
888.745.9195 (toll-free in Vermont)
802.828.3665 (TTY)
802.828.3187 (fax)
AGO.CivilRights@vermont.gov 

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