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					Safety	and	Security	
Handbook	
October	1,	2011	
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Table	of	Contents	
The Department of Public Safety .................................................................................................... 5 
  Mission........................................................................................................................................ 5 
  DPS Location/Contact Information ............................................................................................ 6 
Timely Notice ................................................................................................................................. 6 
Reporting Emergencies ................................................................................................................... 6 
 What is an emergency? ............................................................................................................... 6 
 How should I report an emergency? ........................................................................................... 6 
Missing Person ................................................................................................................................ 7 
Fire Safety ....................................................................................................................................... 7 
  Fire Systems Descriptions: ......................................................................................................... 8 
Sexual Misconduct Policy............................................................................................................... 8 
Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act ............................................................................................. 17 
Services provided by DPS ............................................................................................................ 17 
  Lockout Services - General Information................................................................................... 17 
  Residential Room Keys............................................................................................................. 18 
  Move out/key return:................................................................................................................. 18 
  Mailing Keys:............................................................................................................................ 18 
  Medical Transports ................................................................................................................... 18 
  Safety Escorts............................................................................................................................ 19 
  Mobility Escorts ........................................................................................................................ 19 
  Midd Rides (802) 443 - 7433 .................................................................................................... 19 
  Storage ...................................................................................................................................... 19 
  Bicycle Registration Information and Safety ............................................................................ 19 
  Sign-out Items ........................................................................................................................... 19 
  Bike Lock Removal .................................................................................................................. 19 
  Lost & Found ............................................................................................................................ 19 
  MiddCard .................................................................................................................................. 20 
  Enhanced Acess System ........................................................................................................... 20 
  Academic Building Security ..................................................................................................... 21 
  After Hours Access for Students............................................................................................... 21 
  Computer Labs .......................................................................................................................... 21 
  Temporary Access Cards .......................................................................................................... 21 
  Access Problems & Questions .................................................................................................. 21 
Safety Information ........................................................................................................................ 21 
   Internet Safety ........................................................................................................................... 21 
   Bicycle Security ........................................................................................................................ 22 
   Bicycling Safety – Steps to Take .............................................................................................. 22 
   Personal Safety - Steps to Take ................................................................................................ 23 
   Date Rape .................................................................................................................................. 23 

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  Walking or Running Safety – Steps to Take............................................................................. 23 
  Residence Halls and Private Residences................................................................................... 24 
  Use of Athletic Facilities .......................................................................................................... 25 
  Safety While Driving ................................................................................................................ 25 
  Protection of Property ............................................................................................................... 26 
Emergency Phones ........................................................................................................................ 26 
Alcohol and Other Drugs .............................................................................................................. 27 
Statistics ........................................................................................................................................ 29 
   Definitions & Collection Requirements - Fire Statistics .......................................................... 29 
   Fire Statistics - Middlebury College ......................................................................................... 30 
   Crime Statistics ......................................................................................................................... 31 
     Definitions of Crime Statistics .............................................................................................. 31 
   2010 Annual Crime Report Statistics - Middlebury College .................................................... 33 
   Hate Crimes-Middlebury Campus ............................................................................................ 36 
   2010 Bread Loaf Crime Report Statistics ................................................................................. 36 




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Message from the Director of Public Safety,



It is the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety to protect life and property and to advance the
educational mission of the College. To address the safety and security needs of Middlebury College, the
Department of Public Safety offers a wide variety of services to students, faculty, staff and visitors. This
handbook contains information on security programs, procedures and safety practices and contains
statistics of certain crimes committed on campus that have been reported to campus officials. The
handbook has been compiled in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act and will be sent by e-mail to students, faculty and staff. Printed copies
will be provided to prospective students and prospective employees and will be available upon request at
the Department of Public Safety.

Everyone at the Department of Public Safety is committed to keeping the College safe and secure. In
order to accomplish this, we need assistance from every member of the community. Crime reduction and
prevention will be effective when everyone works together. We ask that you carefully review this
handbook and incorporate these practices into your daily lives. As the College community participates in
crime prevention and strong safety practices, the Department of Public Safety will fulfill its mission.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this handbook or safety and security at Middlebury
College, please contact me at (802) 443-5201 or by e-mail at eburchard@middlebury.edu.

Sincerely,

Elizabeth J. Burchard




	




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The Department of Public Safety                          The State's Attorney of Addison County, Addison
                                                         County Sheriff's Office, the State of Vermont
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides           Department of Liquor Control, Middlebury Fire
uniformed security officers on campus and                Department, MVAA and Porter Hospital.
telecommunications staff in the office 24 hours a
                                                         The DPS maintains two fully equipped patrol
day. The department maintains regular foot and
                                                         vehicles. Through the use of these vehicles, foot
cruiser patrol of campus and responds to emergencies.
                                                         patrol and seasonal bike patrol, officers patrol the
The department's staff includes the Director of Public   College's buildings and grounds. All officers carry
Safety, Associate Director of Public Safety, Museum      radios and are CPR, First Aid and Automated
and Events Manager, Telecommunications Manager           External Defibrillator certified. The officers attend
and Technical Support Specialist, On-Call Manager        workshops and training seminars relevant to campus
and Trainer, Sergeants (2 full time), an                 security and safety. These training sessions are
Administrative Assistant, Patrol Officers (11 full       provided by professionals in the fields of security,
time), Residential Life Associate (1) on weekends,       law enforcement, and emergency medical response.
Telecommunications staff (6 full time, 3 part time, 4    Additionally, many of the staff at the Department of
on call), Art Museum Monitors (4 part time, 3 spare      Public Safety have extensive prior experience in law
monitors), and on-call Special Events Staff.             enforcement, safety, security work, emergency
                                                         medical and fire response. One officer is also a
Public Safety also hires students for Midd Rides.
                                                         current member of a local volunteer emergency
Mission                                                  medical service . Three are members of local
                                                         volunteer fire departments.
The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to
support the educational goals of the college by          Public Safety officers are often the first responder for
delivering services that enhance and protect the         assistance in reports of fire, medical emergencies and
college community. An environment conducive to           criminal activity. Fire alarm and intrusion alarm
learning requires a commitment from each student,        signals are received at the telecommunications center
faculty member, staff member, and visitor to uphold      through a computerized alarm processing
the ideals of community living. It is the role of the    system. Middlebury College has an enhanced 911
members of the Department of Public Safety to            system. This allows for emergency calls from the
ensure that those ideals are held in high regard by      campus telephone system to be sent directly to the
enforcing College policies, laws and ordinances,         Vermont statewide 911 service. Details regarding the
protecting property and persons, and offering services   use of the 911 system appear in the Reporting
that contribute to an effective living and learning      Emergencies, Crime and Suspicious Activity section
environment. We welcome you to contact us with any       of this handbook.
questions or concerns either by email, or telephone.     Routine calls to the Department of Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety reports to the Dean      should be made to the general business line. This
of the College. Public Safety Officers do not have       number is answered at the dispatch center and may
powers of arrest but work closely with local law         also be reached by simply dialing the last four digits,
enforcement agencies. Incidents of crime are             5133, from any campus extension. All calls
documented and the reports are provided to the           originating on campus and received at the
appropriate agency in accordance with College            telecommunication center indicate the phone number
policies. Investigations are managed                     from which the call was initiated.
cooperatively. When arrests must be conducted on
campus, they are executed by the appropriate agency
with the full cooperation and assistance of the
Department of Public Safety.
The Department of Public Safety works closely with
the Middlebury Police Department to uphold a
community policing model of security. The
Middlebury Police Department readily provides DPS
with training in the areas of traffic enforcement,
special equipment use, local ordinance enforcement
and other areas of mutual interest or concern. The
Department also works with the Vermont State Police,


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                                                        In order to recognize the email, phone call or text
                                                        message from Rave, please note important sender
 DPS Location/Contact Information
                                                        information.
 The Department of Public Safety is located on            •      A message sent to e-mail will have the
 South Main Street (Rte. 30), across from the                    following sender information: Rave Alert
 Library, and next to the Admissions Office.                     [middlebury@getrave.com]

 Contact Information:                                     •      A message sent to cell phones will display
 Business Line: (802) 443-5133                                   the following number: 802-388-0409
 Campus Emergencies:(802) 443-5911                        •      An SMS (text message) from Rave will
 TTY: (802) 443-3141                                             display the number 802-388-0409
 Fax: (802) 443-2338
 E-mail:publicsafety@middlebury.edu                     These numbers should be added to your cell
                                                        phone contact list.
 Mailing Address:                                       The Emergency Web Alert System was created to
 Public Safety                                          assist with the rapid dissemination of emergency
 Middlebury College                                     information to members of the campus community
 125 S. Main St.                                        and the general public. The Emergency Web Alert
 Middlebury VT.05753                                    System is comprised of two distinct parts.
                                                          1.     In the event of an
 Midd Rides:                                                     emergency, authorized administrators can
 Phone: (802) 443-RIDE (7433)                                    activate emergency notifications on the
 E-mail: middrides@middlebury.edu                                College's primary website,
                                                                 http://www.middlebury.edu. These
 Key Administration: E-mail:                                     notifications may display information or
 keyadmin@middlebury.edu                                         redirect to MiddAlert.net.
                                                          2.     MiddAlert.net is a high-availability website,
                                                                 hosted by Google, that is used by authorized
                                                                 administrators to post current information
                                                                 about emergency situations at the College.
                                                                 MiddAlert.net is not dependent on the
            Timely Notice                                        College's IT infrastructure in any way.
                                                        It is important to note that ENS messages
The Middlebury College Department of Public Safety      reference MiddAlert.net as the source for up-to-date
will notify the College community concerning any        information about emergency situations at the
condition, incident or crime that poses an immediate    College. People may also choose to subscribe to the
threat to the community's safety and welfare by use     MiddAlert.net feed.
of Rave Mobile Safety. Notification made via Rave
can reach cell phones, both by voice and text, campus
e-mail and campus phones. Notification of other               Reporting Emergencies
urgent or important incidents and crimes may be
made via e-mail to all campus e-mail addresses and      What is an emergency?
posted as necessary.
                                                        An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or
Sign Up to Receive ENS Messages                         property that requires immediate response from
In the event of certain emergencies, the College may    police, fire or emergency medical services. Some
use Rave to send a message to College community         examples of emergencies are crimes in progress, any
members. In order to receive a cell phone call or       kind of fire or a serious injury or illness. If you are
SMS message, you must enter your cell phone             not sure if an incident falls into an emergency
number in BannerWeb.                                    classification, feel free to call 911 when an
                                                        immediate response is needed.
 Remember to update your contact information as
necessary.                                              How should I report an emergency?
                                                          •      Stay on the line with the dispatcher.

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  •      Provide the address, location and a               attempts to locate the student have been unsuccessful
         description of the emergency.                     or if the report necessitates immediate police
  •      Provide the phone number at your location.        involvement due to circumstances (seen kidnapped;
  •      Provide a thorough description of the             suspect violation of domestic restraining order; etc.).
         incident to assure appropriate resources are      If locating the person could involve other
         dispatched.                                       jurisdictions, Public Safety will notify MPD or the
                                                           other jurisdictions for their assistance.
Missing Person                                             Public Safety may notify the local police that the
                                                           student is missing even if the student has not filled
If a Middlebury College student is suspected to be         out the confidential contact form.
missing from campus, immediately report it to the
Department of Public Safety, student life staff            If a student is less then eighteen years of age the
member (i.e. commons coordinator, RA, CRA, FYC)            College is required to notify the parent or guardian
Commons Dean or Dean of the College.                       that the student is missing.

Policy                                                     When a student has been determined missing the
                                                           Department of Public Safety shall report the missing
The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures      student to Middlebury Police.
for Middlebury College to respond to and assist with
reports of missing students as required under the
Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. It shall
                                                           Fire Safety
be the policy of the Department of Public Safety to
                                                           All of the large dormitories have sprinklers and fire
take immediate action to locate a member of the
                                                           alarm systems that communicate directly to the
community when informed that a person has been out
                                                           Department of Public Safety. Some small residential
of contact, cannot be located or is missing. When
                                                           houses on campus have local smoke alarm systems
appropriate the Department of Public Safety will take
                                                           that do not communicate directly with the
initial steps to locate the student before referring the
                                                           Department of Public Safety. Some of these smaller
report to the Middlebury Police Department.
                                                           houses do not have sprinkler systems. The
Middlebury College has created a Banner web form           Department of Public Safety conducts two fire drills
that gives students the option to register a               during the academic year. One drill is conducted in
confidential contact person to be notified in the case     each residence hall during the fall term and one in the
that the student is determined to be missing. Only         spring term.
authorized campus officials and law enforcement
                                                           All of the large dorms have sprinkler systems that are
officers will have access to this information during an
                                                           tested monthly. All of the fire alarm systems are
investigation.
                                                           tested and cleaned annually. College technicians
Procedure                                                  respond to every reported alarm or system trouble
                                                           and will test or repair to insure the system is 100%
Any and all reports of missing students shall be
                                                           functional. Smoke detector batteries are changed
directed to the Department of Public Safety (802-
                                                           annually. Exit signs, emergency lights and fire
443-5133). An investigation will be initiated to
                                                           extinguishers are tested annually. Custodians, night
locate the missing student. The Department of Public
                                                           watchman and Public Safety officers are all involved
Safety and Student Life will gather all essential
                                                           in regular checks of fire safety equipment in all
information about the student from the person
                                                           buildings on campus.
making the report and from the students friends and
acquaintances. The information to be obtained
includes, but is not limited to, personal description,     To help prevent fires, please observe the following
clothing last worn, locations where student may be,        guidelines:
person or witnesses who may have information,              • Keep room entries, exits and hallways clear and free
vehicle description, information of the physical and       of potential obstructions, such as boxes, bicycles and
mental well-being of the student, up-to-date               mattresses.
photographs, and class schedule.
                                                           • Do not overload outlets – plug one appliance into an
Reports of a missing child will be reported to the         outlet at a time.
Middlebury Police immediately. If the report
involves a student, Public Safety shall notify             • Avoid using extension cords whenever possible.
Middlebury Police Department (MPD) after initial

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• The use of hot plates, toasters or cooking appliances     Middlebury College has many types of fire systems
in your dorm room is prohibited.                            on campus that are maintained and tested by
                                                            Facilities Services.
• Do not hang anything from a sprinkler apparatus.
• Do not build or place anything over the room              Fire Systems Descriptions:
radiator that will interfere with the free flow of air      For the list of fire systems by buildings contact
around the radiator.                                        Facilities Services. Facilities Services personnel and
• Always leave magnifying mirrors face down so they         Public Safety are all involved in regular checks of
will not magnify sunlight.                                  fire safety equipment in all buildings on campus.
                                                            Below, you will find the descriptions of the fire
• The use of candles, halogen lamps, and portable           systems on campus.
heaters is prohibited.
• Avoid hanging lights and paper together in your           Addressable: More advanced than the conventional
room. Do not hang lights or streamers on the side of        zone model. Has the capability to give clear
doors facing corridors.                                     descriptions of where the fire is located. Each device
                                                            will have its own address and the panel knows the
• No Smoking Allowed.                                       status of each device.
• For office spaces that are permitted to have a
Christmas tree, make sure it is properly treated and        Conventional Zone: Older style system used in small
keep it away from heat sources. Tree lights must be         buildings. With this system you cannot tell which
turned off before you leave your office. Christmas          device has been activated within a zone. You are
trees are not permitted in student rooms or suites.         given a brief zone description and the fire could exist
                                                            anywhere in that zone.
In the event of fire:
• If you smell smoke or detect a fire, activate the         Unsupervised: Battery operated smoke detectors not
nearest alarm and call 911 immediately from a safe          connected to a fire panel. This type would be seen in
location.                                                   small houses.

• Before opening any door, use the back of your hand
to see if it is hot. Also check to see if the doorknob is    Sexual Misconduct Policy
hot. If either is hot, leave the door closed and stuff
towels or clothes in the cracks and open a window.          1. Introduction
Try another exit if one is available.                       As an educational institution, Middlebury College is
                                                            committed to promoting a campus environment
• If the door is not hot, open it slowly and be prepared
                                                            where sexual misconduct, which includes sexual
to close it quickly if necessary.
                                                            assault and inappropriate sexual conduct, is not
• In a smoke filled area, keep low to the floor to          tolerated, and where survivors of sexual misconduct
escape the smoke.                                           of all kinds are provided support and avenues of
                                                            redress as appropriate. Many activities prohibited by
• If you see or smell smoke in a hall or stairway, use
                                                            Middlebury’s sexual misconduct policy are unlawful,
another exit.
                                                            and all are antithetical to the mission of the College.
• Exit the building cautiously. Carry a towel or            Middlebury College will take reasonable and
blanket to protect you from flames or smoke.                appropriate remedial action to prevent sexual
                                                            misconduct, eliminate any hostile environment,
• If the exit is blocked, return to your room; close the    prevent its recurrence, and to correct its
door, open a window and call for help.                      discriminatory effects on the complainant and others,
                                                            if applicable.
• Do not use elevators in cases of fire.
                                                            This Sexual Misconduct Policy governs the behavior
• Know all the exits and evacuation plans for your          of all Middlebury College undergraduate students
building.                                                   enrolled in classes on the Vermont campus when the
Remember: Do not tamper with smoke detectors or             alleged conduct occurs during the academic year, or
fire alarm equipment…they could save your life.             when the alleged conduct occurs in the summer and
                                                            neither the complainant nor the respondent(s) are
                                                            participating in another Middlebury College program.
                                                            Under these circumstances, this policy applies to any

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Middlebury student, staff member, or faculty member,        and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of
or a third party who participates in any Middlebury         1972, as amended (“Title IX”), as well as applicable
College undergraduate program or activity who               state law, requires that it not discriminate in such a
wishes to report a complaint of sexual misconduct. In       manner. Prohibited sex discrimination includes
all other cases, the procedures set forth in the            sexual harassment (as defined in the College’s Anti-
College’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy             Harassment/Discrimination policy) and sexual
will apply to sexual misconduct complaints.                 misconduct (as defined below). Information on how
                                                            and with whom to pursue a Title IX complaint can be
Middlebury’s process to address cases of alleged
                                                            found in Appendix C of this policy. The full text of
sexual misconduct is designed to achieve the
                                                            Middlebury’s Nondiscrimination Statement is
following goals:
                                                            available at
  •      Consider the rights of the complainant, the        http://www.middlebury.edu/about/handbook/general/
         rights of the respondent, the safety of the        nondiscrimination.
         community, and applicable laws and College
         policies;                                          3. Sexual Misconduct and Harassment
                                                            In addition to this Sexual Misconduct Policy,
  •      Conduct a timely investigation with
                                                            Middlebury College also maintains an Anti-
         thoroughness and respect for all involved
                                                            Harassment/Discrimination Policy that includes
         parties;
                                                            sexual harassment among its prohibited behaviors.
  •      Protect the privacy of all parties to the extent   Definitions of sexual misconduct can be found below
         practical, while balancing the need to             in Section 4, and definitions of other forms of
         perform an investigation, follow the               harassment, including sexual harassment, can be
         procedures outlined below, comply with             found in Middlebury’s Anti-
         applicable law, and maintain campus safety;        Harassment/Discrimination Policy at
  •      Hold all students found to have violated           http://go.middlebury.edu/anti-harassment. In some
         Middlebury College policies accountable for        cases the behaviors alleged in an initial complaint
         their actions.                                     may potentially violate both policies. As a result, the
                                                            investigative processes for both policies are
The parties will be provided procedural rights as           structured to be a coordinated effort when appropriate.
outlined in this policy. Since the College lacks full
judicial authority, such as the power to subpoena or        4. Definitions
place witnesses under oath, a student's rights cannot       Sexual Misconduct
be coextensive with or identical to the rights afforded     Sexual misconduct and attempted sexual misconduct
an accused in a civil or criminal legal proceeding.         violate the rights of others, and demonstrate flagrant
The procedures outlined below are designed,                 disregard for the principles of this community.
however, to assure fundamental fairness and to              Middlebury seeks to prevent all forms of sexual
protect students from arbitrary or capricious               misconduct, and desires to establish and maintain a
disciplinary action. All panel members, investigators,      safe and healthy environment for all members of the
and College officials shall conduct their proceedings       community through sexual misconduct prevention,
in the spirit of those principles. If exceptional           education, support, and a fair adjudication process.
circumstances dictate variation from these procedures,      Use of alcohol or other drugs does not minimize or
the variation will not invalidate a decision unless it      excuse a person’s responsibility for conduct that
prevented fundamental fairness.                             violates this policy.
Students found to have violated this Sexual                 Sexual misconduct comprises two categories of
Misconduct Policy may be subject to the full range of       prohibited behavior: sexual assault, and inappropriate
disciplinary actions, as applicable, up to and              sexual conduct. This division of categories is
including expulsion from the College.                       intended to provide clarity, and does not suggest that
There are many resources available to support               one category is more severe or violating than the
individuals who are involved in some way with an            other. Students may be found to have violated one or
incident of sexual misconduct. See the resources            both of the categories of sexual misconduct in this
outlined at                                                 policy.
http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/health/saoc.              A) Sexual Assault
2. Notice of Nondiscrimination/Title IX Coordinator         Sexual assault occurs when a person engages in a
Middlebury College does not discriminate on the             sexual act, as defined in this subsection, with another
basis of sex in its education programs and activities,      person or compels that person to participate in a

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sexual act without consent; by threat or coercion; by      or not support the complaint, or adversely altering
placing the other person in fear that any person will      that person's educational, living, or work
suffer imminent bodily injury; by impairing                environment. Retaliation may be unlawful and may
substantially the ability of another person to appraise    constitute a violation of this policy depending upon
or control conduct by administering or employing           the circumstances, whether or not the complaint is
drugs or intoxicants without the knowledge or against      ultimately found to have merit.
the will of the other person; or when a person is
                                                           Consent
under the age of 16.
                                                           Consent means mutually understandable words or
A sexual act for purposes of this subsection is            actions, freely and actively given by each party,
conduct between persons consisting of genital or anal      which a reasonable person would interpret as a
contact or penetration, including oral contact with or     willingness to participate in agreed-upon sexual
penetration of the genitals or the anus.                   conduct.
Sexual assault can be committed by any person              Consent cannot be given when: a person’s judgment
against any other person, regardless of gender             is substantially impaired by alcohol or drugs; when
identity, sexual orientation, or past or current           intimidation, coercion or threats are involved; when
relationship status. Sexual assault may occur with or      physical force is used; when mental or physical
without physical resistance or violence, and may           incapacitation/impairments prevent knowing and
occur even if individuals are under the influence of       voluntary participation; or when a person has not
alcohol or other drugs.                                    achieved the age required for consent, as defined by
                                                           state law.
B) Inappropriate Sexual Conduct
Inappropriate sexual conduct includes unwelcome            Silence, non-communication, or a lack of resistance
sexual conduct that does not meet the definition of        does not necessarily imply consent. Previous
sexual assault but is sexually violating in nature. It     relationships or consent do not imply consent to
includes but is not limited to the following:              future sexual conduct. Consent to one form of sexual
                                                           activity does not imply consent to other forms of
  •      Nonconsensual physical contact of a sexual
                                                           sexual activity. Consent can be rescinded at any time.
         nature. This includes intentional contact
         with the breasts, buttocks, groin, mouth,
         genitals, or any other body parts;                The use of alcohol or drugs does not minimize or
                                                           excuse a person’s responsibility for sexual assault
  •      Sexually exploitative behavior. Examples          and/or misconduct.
         include but are not limited to:
                                                           Coercion
Capturing through any means images of sexual               Coercion is defined as compelling someone to act
activity, sexually explicit images, or another’s nudity    based on pressure, harassment, threats or intimidation.
without consent, and/or sharing this material with         When someone makes clear that he or she does not
others without all participants’ consent;                  want sex, wants it to stop, or does not wish to go past
Viewing or allowing or aiding others to view sexual        a certain point of sexual interaction, continued
activity or another’s nudity without participants’         pressure beyond that point is coercive.
consent.                                                   Complainant
Exception: This section is not intended to prohibit the    A complainant is an individual filing a complaint of a
use of sexually explicit materials that are reasonably     violation of Middlebury College policies.
related to the academic mission of the College.            Respondent
Specifically, this section is not intended to proscribe    A respondent is an individual alleged to have violated
or inhibit the use of sexually explicit materials, in or   Middlebury College policies. See “Respondent
out of the classroom, when in the judgment of a            Status” at the end of this policy for more information.
reasonable person they arise appropriately to promote
genuine discourse, free inquiry, and learning.             Judicial Affairs Officer (JAO)
                                                           The Judicial Affairs Officer is the administrator and
Retaliation                                                Title IX designee responsible for overseeing the
Retaliating against a person who has in good faith         adjudication of Middlebury’s sexual misconduct
filed, supported, or participated in an investigation of   complaints and charges against students. The JAO
a complaint of sexual misconduct as defined above is       serves as an informational resource for all parties
prohibited. Retaliation includes but is not limited to     involved in the sexual misconduct investigation
ostracizing the person, pressuring the person to drop      process.

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                                                          misconduct, harassment, or retaliation matter, those
Human Relations Officer (HRO)                             involved or others may be required by law to provide
The Human Relations Officer is the administrator and      documents or testimony.
Title IX designee responsible for coordinating sexual
                                                          6. Procedures for Addressing Sexual Misconduct
harassment training, overseeing sexual harassment
investigations, and adjudicating harassment               A) In General
complaints brought by students, faculty and staff         The information in the sections below applies to
under Middlebury’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination         students, staff or faculty of Middlebury College who
Policy.                                                   wish to report a complaint of sexual misconduct
                                                          against a Middlebury College student, as defined
5. Confidentiality                                        above, through Middlebury College processes.
People who have concerns about sexual misconduct          All Middlebury students, faculty members and staff
often ask for assurances about confidentiality.           members have the right to pursue sexual misconduct
                                                          complaints beyond the College, and are encouraged
In general, the law recognizes and protects the
                                                          to use local, state, or federal enforcement agencies,
confidentiality of communications between a person
                                                          including the Middlebury police and the Vermont
seeking care and a medical or mental health
                                                          State Police, as applicable, regardless of whether they
professional or religious advisor. The medical,
                                                          choose to file a complaint on campus.
mental health, and religious professionals at
Middlebury College respect and protect confidential       B) Complaints
communications from students, faculty and staff to        Any Middlebury College student, faculty member or
the extent they are legally able to do so. These          staff member who has reasonable cause to believe
professionals may have a responsibility to report,        that a student has violated the sexual misconduct
however, when they perceive an immediate and/or           policy, or who believes that she or he has been
serious threat to any person or property. In addition,    subjected to retaliation for having brought or
medical and mental health professionals are required      supported a complaint of sexual misconduct against a
by law to report any allegation of sexual assault of a    student, is encouraged to bring that information to the
person under age 18.                                      immediate attention of the Judicial Affairs
                                                          Officer. A complaint may be brought verbally or in
General inquiries to College officials other than those
                                                          writing, and will ultimately need to be recorded in
identified above about policies or procedures may
                                                          written form by the complainant or a member of the
remain private. In all cases, Middlebury College will
                                                          staff involved with the investigation.
endeavor to protect the privacy of individuals to the
extent it can do so consistent with its obligations to
uphold relevant policies, and to protect the safety of    Any student, faculty member or staff member may
the community. The College has an obligation to           file a complaint of sexual misconduct against a
investigate complaints of sexual misconduct and/or        faculty or staff member by following the procedures
harassment, however, and to take reasonable steps to      outlined in Middlebury’s Anti-
prevent sexual misconduct or ongoing harassment           Harassment/Discrimination Policy.
(see below), so strict confidentiality may not be         Rights of the Complainant
guaranteed.                                               Individuals pursuing complaints of sexual
If a complainant insists that his or her name or other    misconduct who report their experiences to College
identifiable information not be revealed, Middlebury      officials can anticipate that:
will evaluate the request in the context of its             •      They will be treated with sensitivity, dignity,
responsibility to provide a safe and                               respect and in an unbiased manner.
nondiscriminatory environment for all students, staff,
and faculty. Thus, Middlebury may weigh the request         •      They will be advised of Middlebury’s
for confidentiality against the following factors: the             Sexual Misconduct Policy and procedures.
seriousness of the alleged conduct, whether there           •      They will be afforded the same rights and
have been other sexual misconduct or sexual                        opportunities as the respondent throughout
harassment complaints about the same individual,                   the investigation and adjudication process.
and the extent of any threat to the College community.
                                                            •      They will be given periodic status updates
Middlebury College is also part of a larger                        throughout the investigation and
community and context. If there is an independent                  adjudication process.
investigation or lawsuit related to a sexual


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  •     They may access Middlebury College and/or                  accompany them at meetings regarding the
        external resources for medical and                         investigation process.
        counseling services at any time.
                                                            •      They may submit one letter of character
  •     They may choose to pursue a formal                         reference for consideration by the Sexual
        complaint with external law enforcement                    Misconduct Review Panel.
        authorities or other federal or state agencies      •      They may meet with the Sexual Misconduct
        at any time.
                                                                   Review Panel in person prior to the Panel’s
  •     They may invite a Middlebury College                       determination of a finding.
        student, faculty, or staff member to                •      In the event of a finding of guilt, they may
        accompany them at meetings regarding the                   submit a Sanction Statement.
        investigation process.
                                                            •      They will be informed in writing,
  •     They may submit one letter of character                    concurrently with the complainant, of the
        reference for consideration by the Sexual                  finding issued by the Sexual Misconduct
        Misconduct Review Panel.
                                                                   Review Panel, as well as the outcome of any
  •     They may meet with the Sexual Misconduct                   appeal, to the extent permitted by law.
        Review Panel in person prior to the Panel’s         •      They will have the right to appeal the
        determination of a finding.                                outcome based on the grounds designated in
  •     In the event of a finding of guilt, they may               this policy, provided that they have
        submit an Impact Statement.                                participated in the investigation process.
  •     They will be informed in writing,                 Complaint Receipt and Review
        concurrently with the respondent, of the          A complaint of sexual misconduct or retaliation
        finding issued by the Sexual Misconduct           brought against a student should be submitted to the
        Review Panel, as well as the outcome of any       Judicial Affairs Officer (JAO). Upon receiving the
        appeal, to the extent permitted by law.           complaint, and at any point during the investigation
                                                          and review process, the JAO and HRO may consult
  •     They will have the right to appeal the
                                                          to determine if a complaint of sexual misconduct also
        outcome based on the grounds designated in
        this policy, provided they have participated      contains allegations that, if proven, could constitute
                                                          other forms of sexual harassment. Consultation
        in the investigation process.
                                                          between the HRO and the JAO may include a review
Rights of the Respondent                                  of available information including, but not limited to
Students responding to charges of sexual misconduct       Public Safety reports and/or statements provided by
can anticipate that:                                      the respondent or other relevant witnesses.
  •     They will be treated with sensitivity, dignity,   In cases where the JAO, or the JAO in consultation
        respect and in an unbiased manner.                with the HRO, believes that the allegations, if proven,
  •     They will be advised of Middlebury’s              would not constitute sexual misconduct or
        Sexual Misconduct Policy and procedures.          harassment, the complainant will be advised of other
                                                          judicial and support options as appropriate, and no
  •     They will be afforded the same rights and         further sexual misconduct or harassment
        opportunities as the complainant throughout       investigation will be pursued. If a complainant
        the investigation and adjudication process.       subsequently provides new information, this decision
  •     They will be given periodic status updates        may be reevaluated.
        throughout the investigation and                  In cases where there is a basis to believe that other
        adjudication process.                             forms of sexual harassment, but not sexual
  •     They may access Middlebury College and/or         misconduct, may have occurred, the procedures
        external resources for medical and                outlined in the Anti-Harassment/Discrimination
        counseling services at any time.                  Policy will ordinarily be followed.
  •     They will be informed in writing of the           In cases where there is a basis to believe that sexual
        charges against them.                             misconduct, but not other forms of sexual harassment,
  •     They may invite a Middlebury College              may have occurred, the procedures outlined below
        student, faculty, or staff member to              will ordinarily be followed.



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In cases where there is a basis to believe that sexual          The complainant may request that charges be
misconduct and other forms of sexual harassment                 withdrawn at any time. The College will
may have occurred, the JAO and the HRO will                     attempt to honor the wishes of the complainant.
ordinarily conduct or supervise an investigation                However, to accommodate cases where
jointly, or in conjunction with other College offices           compelling evidence suggests significant
or individuals (including, if warranted, independent            individual or community safety concerns, the
investigators), as appropriate under the circumstances.         decision whether to discontinue an
The adjudication procedure outlined in the Anti-                investigation or dismiss charges is within the
Harassment/Discrimination policy will ordinarily be             sole discretion of the College.
followed in connection with a harassment complaint
and the adjudication procedure outlined in this policy    Investigation
will ordinarily be followed in connection with a
                                                                The JAO will appoint an investigator. The
sexual misconduct charge, but the nature of the
                                                                investigation will be conducted as promptly
allegations may compel a departure from the separate
                                                                and equitably as possible without
processes.
                                                                compromising thoroughness. The investigator
Sexual Misconduct Investigation                                 is expected to 1) conduct the investigation in a
                                                                thorough, impartial, and expeditious manner; 2)
Investigation Overview
                                                                make all findings in a fair and objective
The JAO will inform respondents that charges of                 manner, and 3) submit a written investigation
sexual misconduct have been filed against them and              report to the JAO in a timely manner. The
are being investigated.                                         investigator is authorized to contact any and all
                                                                individuals; the College recognizes, however,
Should a respondent who has been notified of an
                                                                that individuals who are bound by legal
investigation fail to cooperate with the investigator,
                                                                privileges may not be able to disclose
the investigation may proceed, a finding may be
                                                                privileged information, unless an exception
reached, and a sanction may be imposed based on the
                                                                applies. The investigator is authorized to access
information available.
                                                                relevant records, except those legally protected
A no-contact order may be issued to restrict contact            as confidential or privileged.
and communication between the complainant and
                                                                The respondent and the complainant may each
respondent for the duration of the investigation. In
                                                                elect to have a Middlebury College student,
addition, at any time after a complaint has been
                                                                faculty or staff member present with them at all
received, other preventative measures, such as room
                                                                phases of the investigation process to provide
changes or class changes, or, in particularly serious
                                                                support. This individual may not play any other
cases, temporary removal of a student from campus,
                                                                role in the investigative process (e.g., may not
may be taken.
                                                                also be a witness or serve as legal counsel), and
      If prior to or during the investigation the               may only speak or otherwise represent the
      College becomes aware that additional College             complainant or respondent at the discretion of
      policies may have been violated, additional               the investigator or the Sexual Misconduct
      charges may be added to and resolved through              Review Panel.
      this investigation. While not condoning any
                                                                The complainant and respondent will be asked
      infractions, the College considers reporting
                                                                to identify all relevant witnesses they would
      incidents of sexual misconduct to be of
                                                                like the investigator to interview. Both students
      paramount importance. Therefore, to
                                                                may provide, if they wish, a list of questions
      encourage reporting, the College may, where
                                                                they would like the investigator to ask of
      appropriate, offer leniency with respect to other
                                                                particular witnesses or of each other. The
      policy violations that may be revealed as a
                                                                investigator is not required to interview any
      result of a report. The nature and scope of the
                                                                particular witness, even if identified by one of
      leniency will depend on the particular
                                                                the parties, nor to ask questions provided by
      circumstances involved. The JAO will have
                                                                either party.
      sole discretion in determining the appropriate
      course of action. In the event that additional            All such witnesses are expected to cooperate
      charges are added to the investigation, the JAO           fully by providing complete, accurate, and
      will notify the student of those charges                  truthful information. They may also be
      promptly and in writing.                                  expected to sign statements or other documents
                                                                memorializing the information they provided,

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     and may be asked to keep the substance of the             in whole or in part, and may request additional
     interview confidential. Failure to cooperate              relevant information before making a final
     fully with the investigator may subject the               determination. The panel may consult with
     witness to the full range of disciplinary actions,        other persons as appropriate. The panel should
     as applicable.                                            avoid duplicating the efforts of the investigator,
                                                               as well as accepting the investigator’s
     At the conclusion of the investigation, the
     investigator will share the witness statements            recommended finding without careful review
     and other relevant materials with the                     of all of the evidence.
     complainant and the respondent. Both will                 The complainant and respondent may choose
     have an opportunity to respond to this                    to meet individually with the panel prior to the
     information in writing within seven days.                 panel’s finding. The panel may request an
                                                               individual meeting with either party.
     The deadline for the receipt of the
     complainant’s and respondent’s written               Finding and Sanction
     responses is also the deadline for receipt by the
                                                               The panel will issue a finding regarding
     investigator of the character reference letters
                                                               whether Middlebury College policy has been
     for each party.
                                                               violated, based on the standard of
     If at any stage following the submission of               preponderance of the evidence. Three of the
     these responses new relevant evidence is                  four panel members must find that a policy has
     gathered, it will be shared with the complainant          been violated for a finding of guilt.
     and respondent, who will have an opportunity
                                                               The JAO will notify concurrently both the
     to submit a written response within a time
                                                               complainant and the respondent in writing of
     frame determined by the JAO.
                                                               the finding to the extent permitted by law.
     When the final responses, if any, from the
                                                               If the panel determines that no Middlebury
     complainant and respondent have been
                                                               College policies have been violated,
     received, the JAO will share each student’s
                                                               complainants and respondents will be notified
     response with the other student.
                                                               concurrently of the finding in writing.
     The investigator will submit a final report to            Respondents will have no record of the charges
     the JAO. The final report will include all                or their outcome in their permanent file.
     investigation materials, the complainant and              Complainants may appeal this outcome; see
     respondent responses, both students’ character            “Appeals” below.
     references, and the investigator’s
                                                               If the panel determines that the sexual
     recommended finding of whether the sexual
                                                               misconduct policy has been violated, the
     misconduct policy has been violated based on
                                                               complainant may submit an Impact Statement
     the standard of preponderance of evidence, i.e.,
                                                               to the panel, and the respondent may submit a
     whether it was more likely than not that the
                                                               Sanction Statement to the panel, within three
     policy was violated, along with the
                                                               business days of notification. Guidelines for
     investigator’s rationale for this
                                                               each statement will be provided by the JAO.
     recommendation.
                                                               The panel will reconvene, consider the Impact
                                                               and Sanction statements if they have been
                                                               submitted, and determine a sanction. Prior
Sexual Misconduct Review Panel                                 conduct and judicial history may also be taken
     Upon receipt of the report, the JAO will                  into account in determining a sanction.
     convene a four-person Sexual Misconduct                   Sanctions may include any of the official or
     Review Panel. This panel will ordinarily                  unofficial forms of College discipline listed in
     consist of the Community Judicial Board (CJB)             the Handbook under “General Disciplinary
     administrative co-chair, one CJB faculty or               Processes.” Respondents should also be
     staff member, and two CJB student members.                advised that additional non-disciplinary
                                                               outcomes, such as extending and modifying
     The panel will be provided with the                       no-contact orders, may also be imposed
     investigator’s complete report. The panel is not          regardless of the finding.
     bound by the investigation report; rather, it is
     advisory to the panel. The panel may accept or
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      The JAO will inform the complainant and               •      discovery of significant new factual material
      respondent concurrently in writing of the                    not available to the Sexual Misconduct
      sanction to the extent permitted by law.                     Review Panel that could have affected the
Time Frames for the Investigation and Finding by the               original outcome; however, deliberate
Sexual Misconduct Review Panel                                     omission of factual information by the
                                                                   appealing party is not a ground for an appeal;
As noted above, the investigation will be conducted
                                                            •      violation of procedure when the violation
as promptly and equitably as possible without
                                                                   prevented fundamental fairness.
compromising thoroughness. Absent extenuating
circumstances, the College’s investigation of a sexual    The right of appeal is only available to a respondent
misconduct complaint will ordinarily be completed         or complainant who participated in the investigative
within 45 calendar days from the time a formal            process. An appeal must be made in writing to the
charge, as described above, is made. This time            provost within 5 business days of receipt of written
period may be shorter or longer depending on the          notification of the finding in cases where no violation
circumstances including, but not limited to, the          has been found, or within 5 business days of receipt
complexity of the case and the availability of            of written notification of the sanction in cases where
witnesses. If the complainant or respondent would         a policy violation has been found. The appeal must
like to request an extension of this time frame, a        include the grounds for appeal and an outline of
request for extension with a description of the           supporting evidence. The provost is defined as the
reasons for the request should be directed to the         College provost or the provost’s designee.
JAO. The JAO will make a decision on the
                                                          Procedures
appropriateness and extent of any extension (after
                                                          The provost will invite an informational response to
notice to the other party), and will inform the           the appeal from the JAO and the other party, who
complainant, the respondent, and any other individual
                                                          may respond within 5 business days of the request.
who needs to know, of that decision. The JAO may          The provost may request assistance from the original
also decide to extend this general 45-day time frame      investigator, or from a new investigator, as necessary.
given extenuating circumstances. The JAO will
inform the complainant, the respondent, and any           The provost may deny the appeal, or if either or both
other individual who needs to know, of any such           of the appeal grounds have been met, may:
decision.
                                                            •      return the case to the original Sexual
Absent extenuating circumstances, the Sexual                       Misconduct Review Panel for
Misconduct Review Panel will issue a finding                       reconsideration. It is the responsibility of the
regarding whether Middlebury College policy has                    provost to determine which aspects of the
been violated within 15 business days after receipt of             case merit a new review, and to direct the
the investigator’s complete report. The 15-day period              Sexual Misconduct Review Panel
may be extended if the panel determines that further               accordingly; or
information or investigation is needed.                     •      convene a new Sexual Misconduct Review
Absent extenuating circumstances, the Sexual                       Panel to review the case.
Misconduct Review Panel will issue a decision             Absent extenuating circumstances, the provost will
regarding sanctions, to the extent applicable, within 5   notify the complainant and respondent of the
business days of the Panel’s receipt of an Impact         determination concurrently in writing within 30
Statement and/or Sanction Statement, if any. If           business days, to the extent permitted by law, and
neither statement is submitted, the panel will issue a    will notify the JAO in writing of instructions for any
decision regarding sanctions within 8 business days       further action.
of issuing a finding.
                                                          All decisions by the provost and following a second
7. Appeals                                                review of the case are final, except in cases where the
The complainant and respondent each has the right to      sanction is expulsion. In cases of expulsion, the
appeal the decision of the Sexual Misconduct Review       respondent may submit a final appeal to the president
Panel. The purpose of an appeal is to review the          within 5 business days of written notification of the
adjudication process.                                     appeal outcome. The complainant may submit a
Grounds                                                   response to the respondent’s final appeal within 5
Appeals are accepted on the basis of one or more of       business days thereafter. The president may reduce
the following:                                            the sanction, if warranted, after consultation with the
                                                          provost and a representative of the Sexual

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Misconduct Review Panel. Absent extenuating                readmitted to the College, the disciplinary matter
circumstances, the president will inform the parties of    must be resolved either before the student's return, or
the final decision concurrently in writing within 30       immediately upon the student's return.
business days of receiving the appeal and
                                                           10. Policy Access
complainant’s response, if any, to the extent
                                                           The Sexual Misconduct Policy is available at
permitted by law.
                                                           http://www.middlebury.edu/about/handbook/student_
8. Providing False or Misleading Information               policies/sexual_misconduct_policy. Printed copies of
Middlebury College prohibits intentionally making a        the Sexual Misconduct Policy are also available upon
false report or providing false or misleading              request at several College offices, including the Dean
information in any investigation of complaints of          of the College, the Commons offices, Dean of the
Middlebury College policy violation; please see            Faculty, Human Resources, and Public Safety. This
“Providing False or Misleading Information” in the         policy may be amended from time to time; the web
Community Standards section of the Handbook.               site referenced above should be consulted for any
                                                           updates. The amended policy, as published through
Complainants will not be deemed to have provided
                                                           the College’s web site, shall supersede wholly any
false or misleading information under the
                                                           prior versions of the policy. Reasonable
Handbook if their factual allegations are intended to
                                                           accommodations will be provided for persons with
be truthful and are made in good faith, regardless of
                                                           disabilities who need assistance in filing or pursuing
whether the conduct complained of is ultimately
                                                           a complaint of sexual misconduct or retaliation, upon
found to constitute sexual misconduct. Staff or
                                                           request.
faculty members who provide false or misleading
information during the investigation/adjudication          Reporting Sexual Misconduct
process may be subject to disciplinary action, up to
                                                           On Campus
and including termination, in accordance with
                                                           To report a complaint of sexual misconduct on
existing contracts or policies.
                                                           campus, contact the Judicial Affairs Officer. You
                                                           may also contact the Department of Public Safety.
9. Respondent Status
Students will be held accountable for policy               Off Campus
violations that take place between the time they first     Middlebury Police or Vermont State Police
arrive on campus to begin their Middlebury program         802.388.3191            802.388.4919
and their graduation, or the College's confirmation of
                                                           You may also report an assault to the police. Assaults
their withdrawal. Conduct that takes place on or near
                                                           on campus should be reported to the Middlebury
Middlebury College premises or property; occurs at
or in connection with a Middlebury College-related         Police Department. Assaults occurring in Vermont,
                                                           but outside the town of Middlebury, should be
event; or occurs off-campus but adversely affects or
                                                           reported to the Vermont State Police. Assaults that
could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the
Middlebury College community and/or the pursuit of         occur outside of Vermont should be reported to the
                                                           police department that serves the location where the
its objectives, is subject to the College disciplinary
                                                           assault took place.
process under this policy.
Ordinarily, a student will not be permitted to graduate,   Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office:
                                                           802.388.7931.
or to withdraw with the expectation of returning to
the College, while a disciplinary matter is pending;       Appendix C: Title IX Coordinator
both processes will be held in abeyance until the          Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may
matter is resolved. If a student nevertheless              be referred to Middlebury College’s Title IX
withdraws with a disciplinary matter pending, the          coordinator or to the United States Department of
withdrawal will be considered a resignation from           Education Office for Civil Rights. The full text of the
Middlebury, and the student will have given up any         College’s Nondiscrimination Statement is available at
opportunity to return to the College. Notation thereof     http:www.middlebury.edu/about/handbook/general/n
will be made in the student's permanent file. In           ondiscrimination. Printed copies are also available
extraordinary circumstances, however, the Judicial         from the Offices of the Dean of the College, the Dean
Affairs Officer may, after appropriate consultation        of Students, the Commons Deans, the Judicial Affairs
and following a review of the case and consideration       Officer and the Human Relations Officer. Reasonable
of the College's best interests, grant permission for a    accommodations will be provided for persons with
student to withdraw from the College when a                disabilities who need assistance in reviewing the
disciplinary matter is pending. Should the student be


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College’s Nondiscrimination Statement and its Anti-         be obtained. In Vermont convicted sex offenders
Harassment and Sexual Misconduct policies.                  must register with the Vermont Criminal Information
                                                            Center maintained by the Vermont Department of
The Dean of the College serves as the College’s Title       Public Safety. Information concerning offenders
IX coordinator for the purposes of coordinating the         registered may be disclosed to any person requesting
College’s efforts to comply with and carry out its          information on specific individual in accordance with
responsibilities under Title IX. The Title IX               law. The Vermont Criminal Information Center can
coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing all       be contacted through the following web site
Title IX complaints and identifying and addressing          http://www.dps.state.vt.us/cjs/s_registry.htm or at
any patterns or systemic problems that arise during         VCIC at (802) 241-5400.
the review of such complaints.
The College’s Judicial Affairs Officer serves as the
Title IX coordinator’s designee for the purposes of
                                                             Services provided by DPS
overseeing sexual misconduct complaints and
charges under this policy.                                  Public Safety offers a variety of routine services to
                                                            assist the Middlebury College community.
The College’s Human Relations Officer serves as the
Title IX coordinator’s designee for the purposes of         Please note that emergency response takes
coordinating sexual harassment training and                 preference over routine services.
education, conducting and/or supervising sexual             Lockout Services - General Information
harassment investigations, and adjudicating sexual
harassment complaints on behalf of the College. The         The Department of Public Safety may be able to
College’s Alternate Human Relations Officers serve          provide access to buildings or spaces when a person
in a similar capacity as the Title IX coordinator’s         becomes locked out. In order to protect the privacy
designee(s) when the Human Relations Officer is             and security of a space, the owner or person
unavailable or has a conflict of interest.                  responsible for it must be present.

        Campus Sex Crime                                    Rooms/Buildings for Events
                                                            Certain rooms (ex. lecture halls) and buildings are
                                                            approved for after-hour events; arrangements must be
            Prevention Act                                  made with the Department of Event Management. If
                                                            Public Safety receives a room reservation request, or
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act,               request form, an officer will open spaces for
enacted on October 28, 2000, became effective on            events. Areas which are not reserved will not be
October 28, 2002. Sex offenders, under the Campus           opened.
Sex Crimes Prevention Act, must register with the
state where an institution of higher education is
located (even if they do not reside in the state) once
they become enrolled or work at an institution of
higher education. Changes in enrollment or                  Classrooms
employment status also must be made known to the            Classrooms are under the control of particular
state. Individuals covered by the act include:              departments. Public Safety generally does not unlock
** An individual enrolled at an institution of higher       (or lock) all classrooms. Some rooms have specific
education in the state on a full-time or part-time basis;   equipment that requires them to be locked and
or                                                          unlocked by the department; other classrooms are
                                                            typically open. Department chairs or assistants
** An individual that has any sort of full-time or          should be contacted to access locked rooms.
part-time employment at an institution of higher            Residence Hall Lockouts
education in the state, with or without compensation,
for more than 14days, or for an aggregate period            Any student who is locked out of their room, or has
exceeding 30 days in a calendar year.                       lost their key, is asked to come to the Department of
                                                            Public Safety and pick up a loaner key. If the student
The law requires institutions of higher education to        cannot come to the DPS, a Public Safety Officer can
issue a statement advising the campus community             open the room for him/her. The first time an officer
where law enforcement agency information provided           lets a student into his/her room there is no fee. Any
by a State concerning registered sex offenders may

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additional assists will result in the student being       Mailing Keys:
charged a $10.00 lockout fee. Officers will request
identification before allowing access to any              If you return your key via mail, you must e-mail Key
residential room.                                         Administration immediately to alert the department
                                                          to the fact that you are sending your key and request
Note: When residence halls are closed for the holiday     additional time for it to be returned. When mailing
break, Public Safety will not be able to provide          your key, you must send it by FedEx or UPS Next
access unless the student is on the approved list from    Day Service as lock changes are submitted promptly
the commons deans.                                        at the end of the academic year to prepare for
                                                          upcoming events and summer housing. Do not
Motor Vehicles
                                                          use paper envelopes. Keys are often stripped out by
Public Safety has tools that may provide access to        automated mailing machines and never make it to
locked motor vehicles. However, there is no               Middlebury College. Failure to return the key results
guarantee that a vehicle can be opened. The person        in a lock change with charges being applied to
requesting the lockout must provide proof of              student accounts.
ownership of the vehicle and must sign a waiver
                                                          Key fines:
before Public Safety can attempt to open it.
                                                          Failure to return a room key after the move-out date
Note: Public Safety's tools will not open trunks; they
                                                          will result in the fines listed below.
only work on the passenger area of a vehicle.
                                                            •      $50 nonrefundable key charge being billed
Academic Building Lockout
                                                                   to the student
Department heads or department assistants are the
                                                            •      An additional $50 will be charged for a lock
primary contacts for lockouts in academic spaces. If
                                                                   change
no one is available, Public Safety will allow a faculty
or staff member into their assigned space only. The       Language School Faculty, Staff & Guest Residential
Department is unable to allow students or others who      Keys
are not assigned to that space access to locked           Loss or Damage: All lost or stolen keys must be
academic areas without permission from the owner.         reported to Public Safety. Faculty/staff and
Identification will be requested.                         dependents will bear any cost associated with the loss,
Residential Room Keys                                     theft, destruction, or damage to the key(s) issued.
                                                          Any costs incurred for re-keying shall be assumed by
Room keys are issued by the Department of Public          the individual.
Safety. For residence hall regulations refer to the
                                                          If you have any questions in regards to keys, please
college handbook. Students, Faculty/Staff must report
                                                          e-mail keyadmin@middlebury.edu.
lost or stolen keys to the Department of Public Safety
immediately.                                              Medical Transports
Move out/key return:                                      The Department of Public Safety provides
                                                          transportation for immediate but non-emergency
When a student’s housing assignment ends at the
conclusion of the academic year or Summer Term,           transportation (illness, injury) to the Parton Health
                                                          Center in Centeno House, 136 South Main Street
the student must move out of the room and return the
                                                          during their business hours, and to Porter Hospital
key immediately. Academic year students return the
                                                          after hours. Students exhibiting signs of illness may
key to the Commons Office or to the Department
                                                          be required to wear a mask and to sanitize hands
of Public Safety. Language School students return
the key to the Department of Public Safety. This          before transport.
includes students who are going abroad, graduating,       Emergency transportation is provided by the
or changing rooms. Students may not occupy a room         Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association
after the housing assignment ends or once the room        (MVAA).
key has been returned.
                                                          To arrange non-emergency medical transport to the
Note: Students returning to the same dorm room            Health Center or Porter Hospital, please call x5133.
during an academic year only need to return their key     If it is an emergency, dial 911. If you reside off
at the end of that academic year.                         campus and are in need of emergency medical
                                                          assistance you can call MVAA directly at 388-3333
                                                          or call 911.


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Students must find their own transportation to           Bicycle Registration Information and Safety
medical appointments and to pick up prescriptions at
other off campus locations.                              Students, faculty and staff that use bicycles on
                                                         campus are required to register their bicycles with the
Safety Escorts                                           Department of Public Safety. The owner completes
                                                         registration online and then is issued a Middlebury
Public Safety officers on patrol will provide safety     College decal with a license number on it. The owner
escorts to and from on - campus locations during the     then affixes this decal to the bicycle under the seat
hours of darkness when personal safety is a concern.     post. Decals can be obtained either at the Public
Mobility Escorts
                                                         Safety Office or the student-run Bike Shop free of
                                                         charge.
The Department of Public safety will give escorts to
students with mobility or vision impairments, and/or     Sign-out Items
students with medical conditions that restrict driving   Public Safety has the following items that can be
or walking around campus.                                signed out for student, faculty, or staff use. Each
Midd Rides (802) 443 - 7433                              item can be signed out by one individual for one
                                                         hour (you will be required to leave your ID card or
Midd Rides is an evening transportation service on       driver's license until the item is returned)
and around campus that is available to Middlebury
                                                           •      Jumper Pack*
College community members. Midd Rides operates
during the Fall term, J term and Spring term. It does      •      Jumper Cables*
not operate during Summer term and college breaks.         •      Snow Shovel
Hours of Operation                                         •      Engraver
Sunday - Thursday, 7:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.                 *Public Safety cannot use a cruiser to jumpstart your
                                                         car due to potential damage to radios and other
Friday & Saturday, 8:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.                 specialized electrical equipment.

                                                         Bike Lock Removal
Storage                                                  Public Safety Officers can remove bike locks upon
The Department                                           request, unless it is a kryptonite lock. Proof of
of Public Safety                                         ownership for unregistered bicycles will be required.
maintains a
storage facility                                         Lost & Found
for students'                                            Stolen Items: If you believe one of your possessions
personal                                                 was stolen, please contact the Department of
belongings. This                                         PublicSafety to file a report.
facility is
intended for use                                         Locating lost items:
by Middlebury                                            At this time, there is not one single location for all
College                                                  lost & found items, but the information below may
undergraduates                                           be helpful in recovering your lost item.
who will be away from the college for the summer, or     If you have accidentally left an item behind in a
for a few terms (not to exceed 18 months). This          specific room or area, your best bet for locating it is
storage area does not have climate controls, and the     to first check the area thoroughly. If your item was
college is not responsible for any damage caused by      lost in a dining hall or cash op (i.e. the Grille or
cold, heat, humidity, insects, or rodents. When a        Wilson Cafe, etc...), ask the staff in that area, as each
student withdraws or graduates from the college, all     dining hall may have their own collection. If the item
items must be removed from college storage at the        was lost in an academic space, please ask a staff or
time of withdrawal or before leaving campus              faculty member with an office in that building if there
following commencement.                                  is a designated location for lost & found.Many
                                                         buildings designate a coordinator or receptionist to
                                                         hold items.



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There are several known lost & found locations on                  and powering up a phone is may be
campus including:                                                  necessary to verify ownership.
  •      Library Circulation Desks (Main [x2000] &          •      For iPods: have your name engraved on the
         Armstrong [x5449] Libraries)                              back and make sure that your contact
                                                                   information is stored in the iPod's owner
  •      Kenyon Front Desk at the Athletics
                                                                   information.
         Complex (5250)
                                                            •      For Flash Drives (or other external hard
  •      Box office at the Mahaney CFA
                                                                   drives): save a file called "owner
  •      Starr Axinn Center - Office of Renee Brown                information.txt" or "Owner info.doc" with
         (Rm 243)                                                  some basic information.
  •      McCardell Bicentennial Hall - Office of          Lastly, check in from time to time with the Public
         Kathy Ekstrom (Rm 330)                           Safety Office as it may take a few days (or even
  •      Twilight Hall - Office of Trish Dougherty        weeks) for other departments to deliver lost & found
         (Rm 202)                                         items to DPS. Often times they will hang onto items
                                                          for a while as they are the closest location to where
  •      Individual Commons Offices                       the item was originally lost.
           ◦      Atwater (x3310)
                                                          MiddCard
           ◦      Brainerd (x3320)
                                                          The MiddCard is an official form of identification at
           ◦      Cook (x3330)                            Middlebury College. Students are required to carry
           ◦      Ross (x3340)                            their identification card at all times. The card
                                                          qualifies a student for all privileges afforded to
           ◦      Wonnacott (x3350)                       College ID holders, allows students to identify
  •      The Department of Public Safety - Items          themselves to College officials, and gives them
         such as clothing, books, & water bottles are     access to residence halls controlled by the Enhanced
         located in the outer lobby next to the           Access System.
         vending machine. Valuables such as
                                                          For more information go to
         jewelry, cameras, ipods, cell phones, wallets,
                                                          http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/health/publicsafet
         keys, & identification are secured within the
                                                          y/MiddCard
         Public Safety office. Please ask for
         assistance at the counter.                       Enhanced Acess System
  •      Facilities Services (x5472 - Custodial
                                                          The Enhanced Access System uses proximity cards,
         Services and Buildings & Grounds) can be a
                                                          (access cards) issued to authorized students, faculty,
         good resource for locating lost items;
                                                          staff and guests, to control access to buildings. The
         especially those lost within dorms.
                                                          system will electronically unlock doors designated
You may also fill out a lost & found form located in      and marked as entrances when an active card with
the Forms section of the Public Safety website.           privileges for that building is presented to the card
                                                          reader mounted beside the door.
Tips for Increasing Recovery
                                                          Individuals with access privileges will gain
At Public Safety, owners of items which can be
                                                          immediate entry. An alarm will be activated at the
identified will likely receive an e-mail informing
                                                          Public Safety monitoring station if someone attempts
them of the recovery. To increase the chance that a
                                                          entry with an invalid card, a door is forced or
lost item is returned, please consider some of the
                                                          propped open, or if tampering with components of
following tips:
                                                          the system occurs. When an alarm is received, a
  •      For Cell Phones: make sure that "Mom",           Public Safety officer will respond to investigate. For
         "Dad", and/or "Home" are programmed in           a list of buildings with card access go to:
         the address book.This will allow us to           http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/health/publicsafet
         contact a parent or other relative to            y/MiddCard/accesslocations
         determine the rightful owner. Also, bring
                                                          Public/Emergency telephones have been installed at
         your cell phone charger with you if you stop
                                                          the main entrances of residence halls equipped with
         at public safety. Often times, cell phones
                                                          the Enhanced Access System. These phones may be
         are turned in with a very low or dead battery
                                                          used for dialing dorm/office extensions or a caller

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can be automatically connected to the Public Safety     Temporary Access Cards
emergency line by pressing the RED button.
                                                        Vendors, certain guests of the college, and students
Hours of OperationThe College Administration has        auditing classes may have a legitimate need to enter
defined the hours of operation for the Enhanced         access controlled buildings. Public Safety has
Access System during academic and language school       temporary access cards available for sign-out on an
sessions. Residence halls are controlled by Enhanced    as needed basis with prior authorization granted from
Access 24 hours a day. Exit doors are locked at all     the responsible department. It is the department's
times to prevent entry, however, people can             responsibility to assist with determining access needs
ALWAYS exit from any door, 24 hours a day, 7 days       for the guest/visitor. Departments should contact
a week. Academic and Mixed (residential &               Public Safety for more information.
academic use) building schedules vary depending
upon department or College needs. Hours are posted      Note: Personal guests of students, faculty, or staff
with the list of access buildings and may change        members are not eligible for temporary access cards.
when necessary.
                                                        Non-Proximity card based building access (Mag-
Academic Building Security                              stripe)

Campus academic facilities are open to members of       A few buildings on campus use the magnetic stripe
the campus community and to guests and visitors         on the ID card for access. This requires you to swipe
during normal business hours, 8:15 A.M. to 5:00         your card through a credit card-style reader to gain
P.M., Monday through Friday. Some buildings and         entry. McCardell Bicentennial Hall uses a building
facilities also have limited designated hours in the    wide system maintained by the administration at that
evenings and on weekends to accommodate evening         building. All other mag-stripe readers are
classes, research or other special programming needs.   programmed and maintained by Facilities Services.
Faculty and staff are responsible for securing their
                                                        Access Problems & Questions
own private office spaces and storage areas. Public
Safety officers have responsibility for securing some   Note: If you cannot access a building and feel unsafe,
departments that remain open late or keep unusual       please contact the Department of Public Safety
hours. Public Safety officers, night watchmen, and      immediately.
building responsibles share the responsibility for
securing college buildings. Public Safety officers      For more information please see the FAQ at
routinely check buildings through the course of their   http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/health/publicsafet
patrols to maintain security.                           y/MiddCard/FAQ
                                                        Tampering with any component of the Enhanced
After Hours Access for Students                         Access System may result in a fine or disciplinary
Periodically, students will need additional access to   action.
certain locations controlled by the Enhanced Access     Propping a door open is a breach of the residential
System for academic or organizational                   security system. This breach will activate both a local
needs. Permission may be granted from                   alarm (at the door) and an alarm at the monitoring
department/faculty representatives by filling out and   station. Propping a door is considered tampering with
submitting the After Hours/Special Access Form.         the system and the penalties described above may be
Electronic copies should be kept on file with           imposed.
individual departments and the Department of Public
Safety.                                                         Safety Information
Computer Labs
                                                        Internet Safety
There is a computer lab in Sunderland which is
equipped with the Enhanced Access System.               What is internet fraud?
Generally, the labs will be unlocked during the         Generally, any type of fraud scheme that uses one or
business day. After business hours and on weekends,     more components of the internet - such as chat rooms,
the labs will only be accessible to those in the        email, message boards or web sites - to present
College community with access privileges for the        fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims, to
labs. A valid access card must be presented to the      conduct fraudulent transactions, or to transmit the
reader for entry.


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proceeds of fraud to financial institutions or to others   Better Business Bureau
connected with the scheme.
                                                           Internet Fraud Watch
What are the major types of online internet fraud?
                                                           Internet ScamBusters
  •      Auctions and retail schemes, online auctions
                                                           National Cyber Security Alliance
         being the number one avenue for internet
         fraud
                                                           Bicycle Security
  •      Business opportunity/"work-at-home"
         schemes                                             •     Register your bike with the Department of
                                                                   Public Safety.
  •      Identity theft and fraud
                                                             •     Retain original purchase documentation
  •      Investment schemes
                                                                   including serial number.
  •      Credit card offers
                                                             •     Always lock your bike. Optimally, bikes
  •      Credit repair                                             should be locked around the frame and
  •      Vacation prize promotions                                 through both wheels and secured to a
                                                                   bicycle rack.
  •      Nigerian money offers - This scheme
         involves someone claiming to be a Nigerian          •     Always lock your bicycle to a rack and not a
         official, who promises big profits in                     tree, bench, or handrail.
         exchange for help moving large sums of              •     Try not to lock your bike "free standing." A
         money out of their country                                thief can easily walk away with a bike and
  •      Advance fee loans                                         remove the lock.

  •      Internet access services                            •     Whenever possible, keep your bicycle inside.
                                                                   Most residence halls have designated "bike
  •      Health and diet scams                                     rooms".
  •      Free goods, like long distance phone cards,         •     If you leave your bicycle outside, choose a
         computers, electronics, etc.                              well lighted and heavily traveled location.
  •      Cable descrambler kits                              •     Find out if your bicycle is covered by your
Filing a complaint about internet fraud                            parent's insurance policy. If not, it would be
                                                                   advisable to insure it.
You can file complaints about specific types of fraud
with the following agencies:                                 •     If left unattended or unlocked, a bicycle
                                                                   might be removed by the Department of
  •      Commodities Fraud: Commodity Futures                      Public Safety. Bicycles locked to handrails
         Trading Commission (CFTC)                                 or in walkways will also be removed and
  •      Securities Fraud: SEC Enforcement Division                treated as abandoned. These bicycles are
         Complaint Center or your state securities                 taken to Fletcher Barn Storage for safe-
         regulators                                                keeping by Public Safety officers and are
                                                                   subject to recovery/storage charges. If you
If you think that you've been the victim of a fraud                are concerned that members of the
scheme that involved the internet, you can also file a             Department of Public Safety or Facilities
complaint online with the Internet Fraud Complaint                 Services may have removed your bicycle,
Center, a joint project of the FBI and the National                please contact the department to ascertain if
White Collar Crime Center.                                         your bicycle may be secured in Fletcher
Further Information                                                Barn storage.

Government Web sites                                       Bicycling Safety – Steps to Take

U.S. Department of Justice                                   •     Ride responsibly; wear a helmet and ride
                                                                   predictably. Ride in a straight line instead
Internet Fraud Complaint Center
                                                                   of weaving or changing position in the
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation                              lane. Always leave at least 3' between
                                                                   yourself and any obstacle such as parked
Securities and Exchange Commission
                                                                   cars or shoulders that are in poor condition.
Nongovernmental Web sites

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  •      Make sure your bicycle brakes are in            success of crime. That is why the burden of crime
         working order.                                  prevention is shared by the Department of Public
                                                         Safety and the Middlebury College community.
  •      Vermont state law requires a white front
         light and rear red light when riding at
         night. Also, bright, reflective clothing        Members of the community are called upon by the
         increases your visibility and can help reduce   DPS to recognize and report incidents of suspicious
         conflicts.                                      criminal activity. Your assistance will greatly aid the
                                                         DPS in effectively fighting crime. Please do your part
  •      Always ride on the right side of the road       in the following ways:
         with the flow of traffic. Ride on roads and
         not sidewalks whenever possible.
                                                           •      Be Aware of your vulnerability; follow the
         Remember, bicyclist's are not permitted
                                                                  measures of self protection and property
         to ride on sidewalks in the Town of
                                                                  protection outlined in this booklet.
         Middlebury downtown area.
  •      Do not ride the wrong way on a one way            •      Be Alert for suspicious or criminal activity
         street. Drivers and pedestrians don't expect             and conditions that may represent a hazard
         wrong way traffic.                                       to the community.

  •      Obey all traffic laws and always use hand         •      Get Involved by becoming more security
         signals when turning. (VT Agency of                      conscious and by reporting all incidents of
         Transportation Guide )                                   suspicious or criminal activity, no matter
                                                                  how insignificant they may appear, to the
  •      Pay attention to your surroundings: keep                 Department of Public Safety immediately.
         alert, don't wear headphones, and warn
         pedestrians or fellow riders when you are         •      Remember that unreported crimes cannot be
         passing them with statements like “On Your               solved. By not reporting crimes you may be
         Right!” You should also warn motor vehicle               allowing the perpetrators to commit
         drivers if they are placing you in danger                additional and possibly more serious crimes.
         with their driving.                             Date Rape
  •      Take extra care when passing parking lot
                                                         An assailant may be someone that you know. In
         exits or biking through a parking lot.
                                                         dating and acquaintance situations, be very clear
  •      Invest in a strong bicycle lock or strong       about your sexual limits. NO is NO. If you notice that
         padlock and chain. Chains should be             your date or acquaintance is not respecting those
         casehardened steel with links of at least 5/8   limits, leave and call someone for assistance.
         inch in diameter.                               Statistics indicate that a very high percentage of
  •      Walk bicycles across crosswalks to avoid        date/acquaintance rapes involve the consumption of
         bicycle/vehicle collisions.                     alcohol by the rapist, by the victim, or by both.
                                                         Lower you risk of becoming a victim of sexual
  •      The map below provides information about        assault by drinking responsibly, or not drinking at all,
         the new roadways and directions of travel to    with alertness to potentially threatening situations
         downtown Middlebury from the College            with anyone who may have been drinking. It is never
         campus. Additional bicycling information        appropriate to force or pressure sexual acts on
         can be found on the Town of Middlebury          someone. Intoxication is not a legal defense for
         web page.                                       sexual assault.
Personal Safety - Steps to Take                          Walking or Running Safety – Steps to Take
Middlebury College and the Town of Middlebury,             •      Avoid traveling alone at night. Travel in
Vermont are relatively safe communities, but no                   pairs. Call Midd Rides (x7433) if you need a
community is crime free. To ensure your own                       safety escort at night.
security and that of your friends and colleagues, take
care and use common sense. By following                    •      Avoid dark, vacant or deserted areas; use
suggestions outlined in this booklet, you can                     well-lit, regularly traveled walks or
substantially reduce the possibility of becoming a                pathways. Avoid short cuts and keep away
victim. Your involvement is essential to the                      from shrubbery, bushes, alleyways, or any
prevention of crime on campus. Disinterest and                    other areas where an assailant might be
complacency are the prime contributors to the                     lurking.

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•   Runners, walkers or joggers should do so                   Whether or not the assailant is armed or has
    facing traffic. Avoid these activities after               made threats against your life will,
    dark, but if you do so, use extra precautions              obviously, be a determining factor in your
    like staying in pairs, travel well-lit areas and           decision. The key word in this type of
    wear reflective clothing or tape.                          situation is survival.
•   Dress in clothes and shoes that do not             Residence Halls and Private Residences
    hamper movement.
                                                         •     Keep the doors and windows to your
•   Dress sensibly. Don't flaunt expensive
                                                               residence locked at all times.
    jewelry or carry large amounts of cash.
                                                         •     Never sleep in an unlocked room or house.
•   Always let someone know where you are
    going and when you will return.                      •     Report defective locks on windows and
                                                               doors immediately to Facilities Services
•   Carry a noise-making device with you at all
                                                               (x5472).
    times, and use it if you suspect you are in
    danger.                                              •     Do not put your name and address on key
                                                               rings. Do not attach your keys to your Midd
•   Be alert and aware of your surroundings at
                                                               Card.
    all times. Walk purposefully, confidently
    and keep moving.                                     •     Do not keep your residence and your vehicle
                                                               keys on the same ring.
•   Do not hitchhike or accept rides from casual
    acquaintances.                                       •     If you lose the keys to your residence, have
                                                               the locks changed. On campus residents
•   When walking to your residence or vehicle,
                                                               should notify the Department of Public
    have your keys ready in hand.
                                                               Safety immediately. Requests to have an on
•   When being dropped off at your residence                   campus lock changed can be made by
    by taxi or private vehicle, ask the driver to              contacting Facilities Services (x5472). There
    wait until you get inside.                                 is a charge for this service.
•   If threatened by an approaching vehicle, run         •     Do not study in poorly lit, secluded areas.
    the opposite direction. The vehicle will have
                                                         •     Require visitors to identify themselves
    to turn around before being able to follow.
                                                               before you open your door. Request official
•   If you think you are being followed or feel                identification from all repair or service
    threatened, increase your pace and move                    personnel.
    away from the threat, join any group of
                                                         •     Get to know your neighbors so you can help
    people nearby or cross the street, and if
                                                               each other.
    necessary, keep crossing back and forth. If
    you are pursued, run to a lighted area,              •     If you find that your room has been entered,
    business, or residence; call for help, scream,             DO NOT GO INSIDE. Go to a neighbor and
    or raise a commotion any way you can to get                call the Department of Public Safety (for
    someone's attention; enlist the aid of a                   College housing) or the town police (for
    passerby; locate a phone and dial 911 or pull              private residences). If you are already inside,
    a fire alarm. Do anything that might attract               DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING. You may
    attention or summon assistance. If you are                 disturb evidence that is important to a police
    walking alone and someone passes you,                      investigation.
    check to make sure that person has                   •     If you are awakened by an intruder in your
    continued walking in the other direction.                  room, do not try to apprehend him. He may
•   If you find yourself confronted by an                      be armed or may easily arm himself with
    assailant, you must remember that while                    something inside the room. Attempt to get
    screaming and struggling may in some                       out of the room if it is possible.
    instances frighten off the assailant, in other       •     If you see a suspicious person or vehicle on
    instances such actions may further                         campus or in your neighborhood,
    antagonize the assailant and bring forth a                 IMMEDIATELY contact the Department of
    more violent reaction. Above all you must                  Public Safety or the town police. Try to get
    keep your head and assess the situation                    the license plate number, state and
    before choosing your course of action.

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         description of the vehicle, but do not chase        •     Confine your running and jogging to the
         the car to do so.                                         daylight hours and to open, well-traveled
                                                                   areas.
  •      Do not prop open doors to dormitories or
         other College buildings.                            •     Avoid showering alone in the locker room.
  •      Be cautious about using bathroom facilities               Shower back at your residence.
         when there is no one else around,                   •     Avoid bringing cash, wallets, watches or
         particularly at night.                                    other valuables to the athletic facilities.
  •      Solicitation in residence halls for any             •     Keep your locker locked whenever
         purpose by persons outside the College                    unattended. This includes those times when
         community is prohibited. Outside solicitors               you leave briefly to shower, visit the trainer
         found in the dorms should be reported to the              or the equipment room, etc. Most of the
         Department of Public Safety immediately.                  thefts at the athletic facilities are from
  •      Peeping Toms are best dealt with by not                   unlocked lockers or property left unsecured
                                                                   in the locker room area.
         yelling or attempting to detain the offender.
         He or she may panic and react in an                 •     Do not leave items of significant value in the
         unpredictable manner. If the offender runs                coat rack area adjacent to the fitness center
         away, note the direction of travel. If there is           while your work out.
         a place from which you can observe safely,
                                                           In the women's locker room
         watch to see if they get into a car, go to
         another dorm, etc. Try to get a good                •     If there is another woman in the locker room,
         description of the person and report the                  ask her to wait for you, so you will not be
         incident by calling x5911 immediately.                    showering alone. If you are with a male
                                                                   companion, ask him to wait for you just
  •      Obscene, harassing and annoying phone
                                                                   outside the locker room.
         calls should be dealt with by immediately
         hanging up as soon as you realize the nature        •     Report all incidents of voyeurism to the
         of the call. Do not try to find out who the               Department of Public Safety immediately.
         caller is even if you think it is a friend          •     If you encounter a male intruder inside the
         playing a joke. Contact the Department of                 women's locker room:
         Public Safety to report phone harassment.
         Some ways to deal with phone harassment             •     Call loudly for help. Your call for assistance
         include using your voice mail system or                   should carry into the hallway.
         answering machine to screen calls. You may          •     Keep out of the intruder's way, and do not
         also record an obscene call by using the                  attempt to prevent him from leaving.
         memo feature on some answering machines.
         If the calls occur frequently, keep a log of        •     Try to exit the locker room quickly.
         exactly when the call was received and what         •     Formulate a description of the intruder in
         was said. Describe the type of voice and                  your mind.
         note any background noises. Consider
         changing your phone number,                         •     Notify the Department of Public Safety
         depersonalizing your answering machine or                 immediately by using an emergency phone
                                                                   to dial 911 or x5911.
         voice mail message or not being listed in the
         campus directory. Contact Telephone               Safety While Driving
         Services (x5700) for assistance in these
         areas.                                              •     Report all suspicious persons or vehicles
                                                                   seen around parking areas to the Department
Use of Athletic Facilities                                         of Public Safety immediately.
  •      Avoid using the athletic facilities alone,          •     When parked, keep your vehicle locked and
         especially after dark or during off-hours.                the windows rolled up tightly.
  •      Use the "buddy system". Work out with a             •     Have your key ready when you approach
         friend, and make arrangements to go to and                your car. Check inside and under your car to
         from the gym together.                                    make sure no one is hiding.



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  •      Never leave your vehicle’s engine running          •      When leaving your vehicle at a service
         while unattended.                                         station or parking garage, leave only the
                                                                   ignition key.
  •      When parking, choose a well lit, heavily
         traveled area.                                     •      Participate in the Midd Watch Program.
  •      Lock all packages, luggage and valuables in        •      When leaving for vacations, store valuables
         the trunk or out of sight.                                such as stereos and televisions out of sight.
  •      Keep spare keys in your wallet or purse, not              During summer recess, do not leave
                                                                   valuables in student storage areas. These
         inside the vehicle where a thief is likely to
         find them.                                                areas are not secure and the College is not
                                                                   responsible for the loss of property. The
  •      If your car breaks down, open the hood and                Department of Public Safety does have a
         then stay locked inside the vehicle. If                   secure storage area.
         someone stops to help, do not open the door
         or window, but have him or her call for            •      Check with your family insurance agent to
                                                                   determine if your property is properly
         assistance.
                                                                   covered under your parent's homeowner's
  •      If you do not know the location of your                   insurance. If not, you should consider
         destination, ask someone for specific                     purchasing your own insurance.
         directions before you leave.
  •      If you get lost, do not pull over until you             Emergency Phones
         find a well-lit public area where you can
         stop and ask for directions.                     There are a number of phones located in buildings
  •      If you suspect you are being followed, drive     and parking lots around campus. Some of the larger
         to a well-lit public area and call the police.   residence halls have red emergency phones located in
                                                          hallways. When the receiver is lifted on a red
  •      If a person with a weapon ever confronts         emergency phone, a call is automatically placed to
         you and wants your vehicle, give it up. No       the DPS telecommunications center. All of the large
         car is worth being injured or losing your life   residence halls, equipped with the card access system,
         over.                                            have a phone at the main entrance near the card
                                                          reader. These phones have both a red emergency
Protection of Property
                                                          button that will automatically place a call to Public
The majority of crimes that are committed on the          Safety, a black button which can be used, in
Middlebury College campus involve the theft of            conjunction with the keypad, to dial on-campus
personal property. Larcenies are crimes of                phone numbers.
opportunity and occur primarily when property is left     All of the buildings, including the small residential
in unlocked or unattended areas. In an attempt to         student houses, have campus phones in main
alleviate this problem, the Department of Public          hallways, lounges and classrooms. In the event of an
Safety makes the following recommendations:               emergency, these phones require the caller to dial 911
Residential locations                                     for police, or 5911 for Public Safety. They may also
                                                          be used for non-emergency inter-campus calls by
  •      Avoid bringing large amounts of cash or          simply dialing the college extension. Student dorm
         valuables to campus or your residence.           rooms do not have a College phone. Many students
  •      Keep items of value out of sight. If you must    use personal cell phones and are instructed to
         keep cash or valuables in your room for          program them with Middlebury College emergency
         short periods of time, do not store them in      phone numbers. Students should also familiarize
         obvious hiding places like desks or dressers.    themselves with the phone locations in residence
                                                          halls and other College buildings.
  •      Never lend out the key to your room or
         residence.                                       Emergency phones are located in several of the larger
                                                          parking lots used primarily by students. These
  •      If you live in a dormitory, take your room
                                                          phones are on black pedestals with blue globes on top.
         key to the shower with you. Do not leave it
                                                          At night, the blue light on the emergency phone is
         in your robe or clothing, where someone
                                                          illuminated. These phones have no receiver, but
         going through your pockets can find it.
                                                          operate via a keypad and speaker system. For
                                                          emergencies, press the red button and the call will

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connect directly to the Department of Public            put the student or others at risk of harm, as well as
Safety. These phones also have a black button that      repeated offenses, require a more vigorous response,
can be used, in conjunction with the keypad, to dial    including referral to counseling or a treatment facility,
on-campus extensions.                                   a leave of absence, and/or disciplinary outcomes as
                                                        appropriate.
Operation: To operate as a college phone push the
black button for a dial tone and enter the desired
number using the keypad. You may also contact the
                                                        Therefore, the College will:
Department of Public Safety by dialing extension
5911 or "0" to be connected via the college             a. Inform students of federal, Vermont, and local
switchboard operator. These phones may also be          laws, and the policies of Middlebury College, to
used to make non-emergency calls. For example, to       which they are accountable.
contact Midd Rides call RIDE (x7433) for an escort
back to a residence hall. Push the black button again   b. Encourage an environment of enriching
to end the call or stop the dial tone.                  extracurricular and social opportunities that includes
                                                        substance-free events and healthy venues for students
Emergency phones are located in the following           of legal age who choose to drink.
parking lots:
                                                        c. Educate members of the community through
  •      C Lot (FIC)                                    academic and student life programs and policies
  •      D Lot (Atwater Halls A and B)                  about the role of alcohol and drugs in our society,
                                                        safe and responsible decisions around alcohol
  •      E Lot (Johnson)                                consumption, and the negative individual and
  •      Q Lot (Mahaney Center for the Arts)            community consequences of abuse.
  •      R Lot (Ridgeline)                              d. Provide educational and health services to students
                                                        who choose to use alcohol or drugs, who experience
  •      T Lot (Field House/Kenyon)                     negative consequences, or who violate the
  •      The Track Lot (at the corner of Porter Field   commitment to individual and community safety.
         Road and South Street)
                                                        Policies
  •      The Kirk Alumni Parking Lot
                                                        All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are subject to
  •      K lot (Robert A. Jones)                        local, state and federal laws, as well as College drug
  •      S Lot (McCardell Bicentennial Hall)            and alcohol policy rules and regulations, while on
                                                        College-owned or leased properties or involved with
There are also emergency phones on the walkway          off-campus activities sponsored by the College or a
near Bicentennial Hall and Freeman International        registered College organization. Students are also
Center, on the walkway between DKE and the Axinn        expected to observe the laws of the local jurisdiction
Center and near Twilight Hall.                          when participating in off-campus activities sponsored
                                                        by the College. The College does not protect students
                                                        from prosecution for drug or alcohol offenses under
 Alcohol and Other Drugs                                local, state, or federal laws, and does not interfere
                                                        with legitimate law enforcement activities. Law
                                                        enforcement officers, when in possession of the
Introduction                                            proper documents, have a legal right to search
Middlebury College is committed to promoting            individuals and property without prior notice. The
individual and community health, safety, and            College also reserves the right to furnish the police
responsibility. We expect all students to observe       with information regarding alleged illegal activities.
local, state, and federal laws governing the
possession, use, and furnishing of alcoholic            The following actions are prohibited:
beverages and controlled substances, also referred to   1. Alcohol
as illegal drugs. We have also committed to ensuring
that, in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and      a. Underage drinking. Only persons of legal age (21
Community Act of 1989, our policies concerning          or older in the United States, and as defined by the
alcohol and drugs are clear, readily understood, and    laws of a foreign host country) may possess or
applied consistently and equally to all                 consume alcoholic beverages. Legal proof of age,
students. When alcohol violations occur, students       such as a valid driver's license, state issued liquor
may face disciplinary action. Serious incidents that    identification card, or a passport, may be required.

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b. Purchasing, serving, or furnishing alcohol for or to   with taps. The Department of Public Safety will
a minor.                                                  return confiscated kegs and taps to the vendor.
c. Selling, manufacturing, or distributing alcohol        k. Engaging in drinking games and other behaviors
illegally.                                                designed for the purpose of becoming intoxicated
                                                          through the abusive use of alcohol (e.g., funnels, keg
d. Possession, production, or provision of false
                                                          stands, around-the-world parties, and other alcohol
identification.
                                                          consumption based on speed and/or volume, etc.).
e. Operating a motor vehicle while under the
                                                          2. Drugs
influence of alcohol or other drugs. Driving on or off
campus under the influence of drugs or alcohol is         a. Using, or possessing illegal drugs.
prohibited: fines are assessed, and driving privileges
                                                          b. Using, possessing, selling, distributing or
on campus will be suspended. Students who are
                                                          manufacturing prescription medication without a
charged by law enforcement officers with Driving
                                                          properly issued prescription.
Under the Influence (DUI) and are awaiting the court
outcome shall have their campus driving privileges        c. Distributing, selling, or possessing with the intent
suspended pending the court disposition. In those         to distribute illegal or controlled substances.
incidents where the DUI involves an accident with
injuries to others, or other exceptional factors,         d. Growing and/or manufacturing any illegal
immediate College disciplinary action may take place.     substance.
                                                          e. Possession of drug paraphernalia that has been
f. Violating Middlebury College Party Regulations.
Party Regulations may be found in the Office of the       used.
Dean of Students and the Department of Public             Alcohol Citation System
Safety. Small, informal gatherings held in individual     In addition to Middlebury’s disciplinary process, the
rooms, suites, and small houses occupied by students      College issues written alcohol citations to underage
of legal age, at which alcoholic beverages are            students in possession of alcohol as follows:
consumed, do not have to be registered. Residents of
the living space will be treated as "party hosts," and    i. First citation. The student will receive a letter from
are responsible for the actions of individuals in         the Commons dean, which will constitute an informal
attendance. Students are responsible for unregistered     warning, and will provide specific information about
gatherings and related activities that occur in their     Vermont law and College rules and expectations.
rooms, whether or not they are present.                   ii. Second citation. The student will receive a letter
g. Bringing alcohol to College events. Individuals are    from the Commons dean, which will constitute an
also prohibited from leaving a College event with         official warning.
alcoholic beverages provided at the event.                iii. Third citation. The student will receive a formal
h. Possessing alcoholic beverages in unauthorized         reprimand from the Commons dean. A copy of the
spaces. Open containers of alcohol are prohibited in      reprimand is sent home to parents. The student will
public spaces, or outside on the campus grounds,          be required to meet with his or her Commons dean
unless the area has been designated for a registered or   for consultation. Additional educational requirements
catered event. For the purposes of this policy,           and/or assessments may be required at the discretion
residential hallways are normally considered private      of the Commons dean.
spaces. Students of legal age may transport open          Any additional citations will result in further
alcohol containers for personal use within residence      disciplinary sanctions and/or health-related referrals
halls, but the use of hallways for parties is             at the discretion of the Commons dean.
prohibited. Individual Commons may designate
certain spaces in residence halls as senior commons       Health and Community Responsibility
rooms; these spaces will be considered private.           Middlebury College believes that alcohol and other
                                                          drug-related problems affect our entire community
i. Possession of alcohol in first-year residence halls.   and that each of us has a responsibility to help
j. Possession of kegs or common containers (e.g.,         safeguard the community health by respecting
punch bowls) in a residential space by students of        College policy and intervening in situations of abuse.
legal drinking age without advanced registration with     Any member of the College community having
the Office of the Dean of Students. Unauthorized          knowledge of an individual on campus who is
kegs or common containers will be confiscated along       abusing alcohol or in possession of or using illegal
                                                          drugs is urged to encourage the individual to seek

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counseling and/or medical assistance. All members of     Fire-related death: Any instance in which a personis
the community are also expected to help protect the      killed as a result of a fire, including death resulting
community health by informing appropriate College        from a natural or accidental cause while involved in
staff members of instances of drug distribution and/or   fire control, attempting rescue, or escaping from the
sales.                                                   dangers of fire; ordies within one year of injuries
                                                         sustained as a result of the fire.
Involvement with or dependency upon drugs or
excessive or illegal use of alcohol will be viewed by
the College as a health concern, as well as a
disciplinary matter. Any time a Commons dean has
reasonable concerns that a student's health is being
compromised by alcohol or other drug use (even in
cases where no concrete evidence or direct witness is
involved), a drug and/or alcohol consultation or
assessment, on or off campus, may be required. In
addition, the dean may notify the student's parents or
guardian of concerns about the student's drug or
alcohol use.
Federal and State Laws
For information specific to state and federal laws
governing the use, possession, and distribution of
drugs and alcohol, see the Middlebury College web
site Drugs, Alcohol and You.


                  Statistics
Definitions & Collection Requirements - Fire
Statistics
Fire: Any instance of open flame or other burning in
a place not intended to contain the burning or in an
uncontrolled manner. The cause of a fire can be
intentional, unintentional, mechanical or an act of
nature. The cause might be undetermined.

False Alarm (FA): The fire alarm system was
activated without the presence of fire or danger, when
the system malfunctioned; for example the detector
was dirty.

Unwanted Alarm: The fire alarm system was
activated as it was designed to do, though the
ultimate cause of the alarm was false; for example,
the cause was steam, fog or smoke from cooking
without the presence of an actual fire.

Fire-related injury: Any instance in which a person
is injured as a result of a fire, including an injury
sustained from a natural or accidental cause, while
involved in fire control, attempting rescue, or
escaping from the dangers of the fire. The term
“person” may include students, employees, visitors,
firefighters, or any other individuals.



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	Fire	Statistics	‐	Middlebury	College	


Middlebury College Residence Halls 2008
A4608 3/2/08                 Stewart Hall        Injuries: 0   Damages: $21.00        Cooking
A5679 11/2/08                Allen Hall          Injuries: 0   Damages:$21.00         Burned Plastic

Middlebury College Residence Halls 2009
A7611 10/11/09               Ross Dining Hall    Injuries: 0   Damages: $893.00       Propane leak
A7928 12/17/09               Battell Hall        Injuries: 0   Damages:$288.81        Cooking


Middlebury College Residence Halls 2010
A9504 10/27/10               Gifford Hall        Injuries: 0   Damages: $0- $99       Grease fire on
                                                                                      stove
A8638   4/25/10              Brackett House      Injuries: 0   Damages: $0 - $99      Garbage can fire
A8651   4/28/10              Fletcher House      Injuries: 0   Damages: $0- $99       Burned table and
                                                                                      carpet
A9144   9/17/10              108 South Main      Injuries: 0   Damages: $0- $99       Grease fire on
                             Street                                                   stove
A9748   7/7/10               Ross Tower          Injuries: 0   Damages: $0- $99       Plastic container
                                                                                      burned on stove


Middlebury College Buildings in 2010
   Academic/Business       Residence          Commons Houses            Faculty/Staff Rental Properties
       Buildings             halls
          48                  60                     5                                39




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                                                            Criminal Homicide/ Murder and Non-negligent
Crime Statistics                                            Manslaughter - the willful (nonnegligent) killing of
                                                            one human being by another.
Definitions of Crime Statistics
The Department of Public Safety is the centralized          Criminal Homicide/Manslaughter by Negligence -
reporting authority for Middlebury College. All             The killing of another person through gross negligence.
members of the Middlebury College community are             Forcible Sex Offenses - Any sexual act directed
encouraged to report criminal incidents and other           against another person, forcibly and/or against that
emergencies promptly to the Department of Public            person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's
Safety. The Dean of the College Officecan assist            will where the victim is incapable of giving consent
students in reporting serious incidents. The Human          because of his/her temporary or permanent
Resources Office (x5465), located in the Service            mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her
Building, canassist employees.                              youth). This includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy,
The Department of Public Safety collects statistical        sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling.
information from the Dean of the College Office and         Non Forcible Sex Offenses - Unlawful, non-forcible
the Middlebury Police Department for the annual             sexual intercourse. This includes incest and statutory
report. The Middlebury Police Department provides           rape.
the Department of Public Safety with statistical
information regarding crimes occurring on all public        Robbery - The taking or attempting to take anything
and privately held properties adjacent or contiguous to     of value from the care, custody, or control of a person
the campus as defined by federal law.                       or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or
                                                            putting the victim in fear.
In an effort to provide members of the campus
community with information about campus crime and           Aggravated Assault - An unlawful attack by one
crime-related problems, the Middlebury College              person upon another for the purpose of inflicting
Department of Public Safety, in compliance with the         severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy           usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, provides information       means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It
on crime statistics. The department also maintains a        is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated
relationship with the appropriate jurisdictions relative    assault with a gun, knife, or other weapon is used
to students who may commit crimes off-campus.               which could and probably would result in serious
                                                            personal injury if the crime were successfully
Middlebury College reports crimes using the                 completed.)
definitions as described in the Federal Bureau of
Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program. The        Burglary - The unlawful entry of a structure to
Middlebury College Department of Public Safety also         commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this
reviews all crimes for manifest evidence that the victim    definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to
was intentionally selected because of the victim's          commit a larceny or felony; breaking and entering with
actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation,     intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking;
gender, ethnicity, or disability. Statistics are reported   safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the
for those reportable crimes that are also Hate Crimes.      aforementioned.

Officials of the College with "significant responsibility   Arson - Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to
for students and campus activities" are required by         burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling
federal law to notify the Department of Public Safety       house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft,
of crimes that are defined under the Jeanne Clery           personal property of another, etc.
Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus             Motor Vehicle Theft - The theft or attempted theft of
Crime Statistics Act. The Department of Public Safety       a motor vehicle (automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle,
actively seeks out reports from such officials such as      motor scooters, snowmobiles, etc.) Includes all cases
athletic coaches, advisors, etc.                            where motor vehicles are taken by persons not having
The following are the Definitions of Crimes as              lawful access even though the vehicles are later
mandated by the Clery Act:                                  abandoned, including joyriding.
                                                            Larceny - The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or
                                                            riding away of property from the possession or


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constructive possession of another. (Motor vehicle               selected because of actual or perceived race, gender,
theft is not included here and is counted separately.)           religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of
                                                                 the victim. Any student, faculty member or employee
Hate Crimes - Specific crimes that are identifiable as
                                                                 who is the victim of a bias-motivated incident or hate
hate crime, including murder, manslaughter, robbery,
                                                                 crime is encouraged to file a report immediately.
aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson,
forcible and non-forcible sex offenses in which the              Timely response to these incidents is crucial. Failure to
victim is intentionally selected because of actual or            report allows the incidents to remain hidden and may
perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation,            even allow them to escalate. The College takes all
ethnicity, or disability of the victim.                          reports seriously and will thoroughly investigate every
                                                                 incident and work with local law enforcement agencies
Bias-Motivated Incident - Incidents that are not
                                                                 whenever necessary. Reports can be filed with the
categorized into one of the listed criminal offenses but
                                                                 Department of Public Safety, Dean of the College,
may include cases of written or verbal harassment,
                                                                 Human Resources, Dean of Faculty, the Human
intimidation, destruction, damage or vandalism of
                                                                 Relations Officer or the Community Relations
property or graffiti in which the victim is intentionally
                                                                 Advisers.




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2010	Annual	Crime	Report	Statistics	‐	Middlebury	College	
 Type of        On Campus        Residential    Non-campus          Public
 Offense                         Facility       Building/Property   Property

 Criminal Offense

 Murder / Non-negligent Manslaughter

 2008           0                0              0                   0

 2009           0                0              0                   0

 2010           0                0              0                   0

 Negligent Manslaughter

 2008           0                0              0                   0

 2009           0                0              0                   0

 2010           0                0              0                   0

 Arson

 2008           0                0              0                   0

 2009           0                0              0                   0

 2010           0                0              0                   0

 Motor Vehicle Theft

 2008           1                0              0                   0

 2009           0                0              0                   0

 2010           0                0              0                   0

 Burglary

 2008           4                2              0                   0


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2009           7              6         0   0

2010           27             22        1   0

Robbery

2008           0              0         0   0

2009           0              0         0   0

2010           0              0         0   0

Forcible Sex Offense

2008           3              3         0   0

2009           5              4         0   0

2010           4              4         0   0

Non Forcible Sex Offense

2008           0              0         0   0

2009           0              0         0   0

2010           0              0         0   0

Aggravated Assault

2008           0              0         0   0

2009           0              0         0   0

2010           0              0         0   0

Arrests - Middlebury Campus


Liquor Law Violations




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2008           7                 0                 0   0

2009           2                 0                 0   0

2010           0                 0                 0   0



Drug Law Violations

2008           0                 0                 0   1

2009           0                 0                 0   0

2010           1                 1                 0   0

Illegal Weapons Possession

2008           0                 0                 0   0

2009           0                 0                 0   0

2010           0                 0                 0   0

Referred for Disciplinary Action - Middlebury Campus

Liquor Law Violations

2008           27                21                0   0

2009           29                22                0   0

2010           16                14                0   0

Drug Law Violations

2008           60                59                0   0

2009           60                53                0   0

2010           63                55                0   0


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 Illegal Weapons Possession

 2008            0                    n/a              0                           0

 2009            0                    n/a              0                           0

 2010            0                    n/a              0                           0


Hate	Crimes‐Middlebury	Campus	

2008 - No hate crimes reported in 2008.

2009 - There was one hate crime reported in 2009. Simple assault - Sexual Orientation.

2010 - There was one hate crime reported in 2010. Vandalism of property - Sexual Orientation.

2010	Bread	Loaf	Crime	Report	Statistics	
 Type of             On           Residential           Non-campus             Public
 Offense             Campus       Facility              Building/Property      Property

 Criminal Offense

 Murder / Non-negligent Manslaughter

 2008                0            0                     0                      0

 2009                0            0                     0                      0

 2010                0            0                     0                      0

 Negligent Manslaughter

 2008                0            0                     0                      0

 2009                0            0                     0                      0

 2010                0            0                     0                      0

 Arson



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2008             0              0                   0                 0

2009             0              0                   0                 0

2010             0              0                   0                 0

Motor Vehicle Theft

2008             0              0                   0                 0

2009             0              0                   0                 0

2010             0              0                   0                 0


Burglary

2008             0              0                   0                 0

2009             0              0                   0                 0

2010             4*             4                   0                 0

*Burglaries occurred October 2010 when no one was residing at Bread
Loaf Campus

Robbery

2008             0              0                   0                 0

2009             0              0                   0                 0

2010             0              0                   0                 0

Forcible Sex Offense

2008             0              0                   0                 0

2009             0              0                   0                 0




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2010              0          0        0   0

Non Forcible Sex Offense

2008              0          0        0   0

2009              0          0        0   0

2010              0          0        0   0

Aggravated Assault

2008              0          0        0   0

2009              0          0        0   0

2010              0          0        0   0


Arrests – Bread loaf

Liquor Law Violations

2008              0          0        0   0

2009              0          0        0   0

2010              0          0        0   0

Drug Law Violations

2008              0          0        0   0

2009              0          0        0   0

2010              0          0        0   0

Illegal Weapons Possession

2008              0          0        0   0



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2009              0              0                   0   0

2010              0              0                   0   0

Referred for Disciplinary Action – Bread loaf

Liquor Law Violations

2008              0              n/a                 0   0

2009              0              n/a                 0   0

2010              0              n/a                 0   0



Drug Law Violations

2008              0              n/a                 0   0

2009              0              n/a                 0   0

2010              0              n/a                 0   0

Illegal Weapons Possession

2008              0              n/a                 0   0

2009              0              n/a                 0   0

2010              0              n/a                 0   0




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Important Numbers
                                               Center for            802 - 443 - 5141
 Emergencies           911                     Counseling and
                                               Human Relation
 Campus Resources
                                               College Chaplain      802 - 443 - 5626
 Emergency             802 - 443 - 2500
 Information Line                              Human Relations       802 - 443 - 2246
                                               Officer
 Public Safety         802 - 443 - 5911
 Emergency Line.                               Judicial Boards

 Public Safety         802 - 443 - 5133        Emergency             802 – 388 - 0409
 Business Line                                 Notification System

 Health Center         802 - 443- 5135         Community Resources

 Telephone Services    802 - 443 - 5700        WomenSafe             800 - 388 - 4205

 Facilities Services   802 - 443 - 5472        SafeSpace             802 - 863 - 0003

 Helpdesk              802 - 443 - 2200        Porter Hospital       802 - 388 - 4701

 Atwater Commons       802 - 443 - 3310        Fletcher Allen        802 - 650 - 5000
                                               Health Care
 Brainerd Commons      802 - 443 - 3320
                                               Rutland Regional      802 - 775 - 7111
 Cook Commons          802 - 443 - 3330        Medical Center

 Ross Commons          802 - 443 - 3340        Domestic Violence/    800 - 489 - RAPE
                                               Sexual
                                               Assault Statewide
 Wonnocott             802 - 443 - 3350
                                               Emergency Number
 Commons

                                               Middlebury Police     802 - 388 - 3191
 Dean of the College   802 - 443 - 5382
                                               Department
 Midd Rides            802 - 443 - 7433
                                               Vermont State         802 - 388 - 4919
                                               Police
 Grille                802 - 443 - 5014




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                                                 802.443.5382
 Addison County          802 - 388 - 7931        scollado@middlebury.edu
 State’s Attorney’s                              Judicial Affairs Officer
 Office                                          Karen S. Guttentag
                                                 Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs and
 Town of Middlebury      802 - 388 - 4364        Student Life
 Office                                          Middlebury College
                                                 McCullough 137
 Vermont Poison          802 - 658 - 3456        802.443.2024
 Control Center                                  kguttent@middlebury.edu
                                                 Human Relations Officer
 Poison Control          800 - 222 - 1222        Susan P. Ritter
 Center                                          Middlebury College
                                                 Axinn 251
                                                 Middlebury, VT 05753
 National Suicide        800 - 273 - 8255        802.443.3289
 Prevention Lifeline                             sritter@middlebury.edu
                                                 Alternate Human Relations Officer
 Counseling Service      802 - 388 - 6751        Laura Carotenuto
 of Addison County                               Middlebury College
                                                 Human Resources
 Counseling Service      802 - 388 - 7641        Service Building
 of Addison County                               Middlebury, VT 05753
 24 Hour Emergency                               802.443.2012
 Service                                         lcaroten@middlebury.edu

 Road Conditions         511 or                  Federal/State Agencies
                         800 - ICY -             Middlebury Police
                         ROAD                    802.388.3191
                                                 Vermont State Police
                                                 802.388.4919
 For everyday needs      211 or
                                                 Office for Civil Rights
 and difficult times     www.vermont211
                                                 U.S. Department of Education
 211 is your             .org
                                                 8th Floor
 connection to
                                                 5 Post Office Square
 thousands of
                                                 Boston, MA 02109-3921
 resources across
                                                 Telephone: 617.289.0111
 Vermont
                                                 Facsimile: 617.289.0150
Title IX Coordinator                             Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov
Shirley M. Collado                               Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Dean of the College and Chief Diversity          33 Whitehall Street, 5th Floor
Officer                                          New York, NY 10004
Middlebury College                               Phone: 1.800.669.4000
Old Chapel                                       Fax: 212.336.3790
Middlebury, VT 05753                             TTY: 1.800.669.6820



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Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Civil
Rights Unit
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
802.828.3171
802.828.3665 (TTY)
civilrights@atg.state.vt.us
Vermont Human Rights Commission
14-16 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
800.416.2010, x25 (voice)
802.828.2481 (fax)
877.294.9200 (TTY)
human.rights@state.vt.us




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Bread Loaf Campus Map/ Important Numbers




Directions

The Bread Loaf campus is a 20 minute drive from Middlebury in the Green Mountains. The
address to use with Internet map tools is 1192 Route 125, Ripton, Vermont 05766. The nearest
airport is located in Burlington, VT (BVT), about an hour and twenty minutes from Bread Loaf.
Cell phone service is sparse to non-existent at Bread Loaf, however most of the Bread Loaf
campus is wireless. There are phones in most rooms and you can get an outside line by dialing 9.
You will need a phone card for long distance calls. Emergency services can be reached by
dialing 911. For campus security dial 5911. For Vermont State Police dial 388-4191.




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Middlebury College Campus Map




Campus Maps can be found online at http://www.middlebury.edu/about/campus/campusmap




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