How to File A Complaint
Reporting Discrimination or Harassment
Discrimination or Harassment Based on Disability
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, amended in 2008, prohibits discrimination based on disability. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Examples of Harassment based on Disability:
- Lack of access to educational programs and facilities
- Denial of academic adjustments or accommodations
- Offensive remarks, jokes, epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping or threatening, intimidating or hostile acts that relate to a person’s disability
Discrimination or Harassment Complaints
Washington College encourages anyone who has experienced any form of discrimination or harassment to report the incident promptly, to seek all available assistance, and to pursue remedies available through campus judicial or grievance processes. Reporting Party’s are also encouraged to report incidents to local, state and/or federal authorities or offices charged with handling unlawful discrimination or harassment.
Reporting a Complaint
Students, employees, or third parties who believe they have been subjected to discrimination or harassment, including sexual violence/assault, by a student or employee of the Washington College community or by another individual for whom the College is or may be responsible (e.g., applicants for admission or employment, alumni, independent contractors, vendors, recruiters) should contact one of the following persons for assistance with resolving a complaint:
- Title IX Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator(s) – for matters involving discrimination or harassment based on sex or gender
- 504 Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator(s) – for matters involving discrimination or harassment based on disability
- Professional Staff in Student Affairs (Including Resident Area Directors/RADs)
- Department of Public Safety
- Human Resources Department
Complaints alleging sexual discrimination or harassment (including sexual assault/violence) should be submitted to Candace Wannamaker, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and the College’s Title IX Coordinator, first floor Casey Academic Center, 410-778-7752.
Complaints alleging disability discrimination or harassment should be submitted to Maggie Harris, the College’s Section ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, Clifton Miller Library, 410-778-7883.
When a Washington College student is the subject of a discrimination or harassment complaint, the matter will be referred to the Honor Board or other appropriate hearing body.
When a Washington College employee or third party is the subject of a formal written complaint, the matter will be reviewed by the Washington College Discrimination Dispute Resolution Committee (DDRC).
Students, employees, or third parties alleging discrimination or harassment may submit a complaint in writing using the Discrimination/Harassment complaint form. Complaint forms are available in Public Safety, Student Affairs, Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator’s Office or for download and printing from the College website at http://www.washcoll.edu/title-ix/.
Complaints alleging sexual discrimination or harassment (including sexual assault/violence) should be submitted to Candace Wannamaker, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and the College’s Title IX Coordinator at 410-778-7752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaints alleging disability discrimination or harassment should be submitted to Maggie Harris, the College’s Section ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, Clifton Miller Library, 410-778-7883 or email@example.com.