Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault/Title IX

Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault/Title IX

Northern Vermont University adheres to the policies of the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) system, which state:

The VSC is committed to maintaining an educational and working environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, sexual assault and misconduct, dating violence, and stalking. Such misconduct will not be tolerated.

All allegations will be investigated promptly and thoroughly, and both the accuser and the accused will be afforded equal rights during the investigatory and adjudicatory process.

Disciplinary sanctions for any member of the VSC community engaging in this conduct can include reprimands and educational sanctions, suspension or expulsion of students, the suspension or termination of employees as well as possible referral for criminal investigation and prosecution under Vermont law.

Reporting: 

The VSC encourages, and in the case of its employees, requires prompt and accurate reporting of all forms of discrimination and harassment including sexual harassment, sexual assault and misconduct, dating violence, and stalking. This allows the University to respond quickly to allegations and offer support to individuals who may have been subjected to these forms of misconduct. A report of alleged misconduct can and should be made to any staff or faculty member at Northern Vermont University*.

*Staff members at the Johnson Wellness Center and the Lyndon Health and Counseling Center are not required to report violations

of P311 and P311-A due to their role on campus. They are the only staff members that can provide confidentiality.

To learn more about Policies 311: Non-discrimination and Prevention of Harassment and Related Unprofessional Conduct or 311-A: Sexual

Campus Contacts

If you feel unsafe or threatened or if you wish to report an incident, contact:

Johnson contacts (non-confidential):

Michele Whitmore, NVU Title IX/Policy 311-A Coordinator

Dewey Hall

802.635.1200

Michele.Whitmore@NorthernVermont.edu

 

Jo Ann Lamore, Policy 311 Coordinator

Martinetti Hall

802.635.1243

JoAnn.Lamore@NorthernVermont.edu

 

Michael Palagonia, Public Safety

Dewey Hall

802.635.1204

Michael.Palagonia@NorthernVermont.edu ​​​​​​​

 

Confidential contact:

Johnson Wellness Center

Senators Hall-South

802.635.1265

 

Lyndon Contacts (non-confidential):

Michele Whitmore, NVU Title IX/Policy 311-A Coordinator

802.635.1200

 

Jonathan Davis, NVU Dean of Students and Policy 311 Coordinator

Rita Bole Complex

802.626.6419

 

Brian Michaud, Public Safety

Vail Room 338

802.626.6452

 

Confidential Contact:

Lyndon Health and Counseling Center (Brown House)

Building 114, Vail Drive

802.626.6440