Employee Notice Regarding Reporting Discrimination
October 14, 2021
Smith College is committed to supporting all employees and community members and to fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation of differences. The Office for Equity and Inclusion (OEI) provides the college community with resources for reporting incidents of workplace discrimination and/or gender-based or sexual misconduct. Your options for reporting or filing complaints are described below.
Under Smith College’s Notice of Nondiscrimination, employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national/ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, age, disability, or service in the military or other uniformed services.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, please see the complaint procedures in our Title IX–related Sexual Misconduct Policy, which applies to students and employee parties. If the allegations at issue do not fall within the scope of that policy, they will be reviewed under the Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy for employees, which covers a broader range of conduct and complies with state law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an additional federal employment anti-discrimination law.
If you believe you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct or sexual harassment or another form discrimination, you can use several channels for reporting and support, including the college’s Ombudsperson and Employee Assistance Program. Employees can contact their supervisors; the director of equal opportunity and compliance/Title IX coordinator; the provost and dean of the faculty; or the associate vice president for human resources. Reports can also be made electronically through EthicsPoint, Smith College’s outside, confidential conduct and ethics reporting system. Please note that while EthicsPoint offers the opportunity to file a report anonymously, doing so may limit the college’s ability to respond to the individual submitting the report.
If you experience discrimination other than sexual misconduct or sexual harassment, the complaint procedure in the college’s Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Policy may be applicable.
In the case of criminal acts, we urge you to contact Campus Safety or the Northampton Police Department.
If you have any questions about reporting discrimination and gender-sexual misconduct or the above-referenced college’s policies, please do not hesitate to contact the Office for Equity and Inclusion at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 413-585-2141 for assistance.
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance