Williams College Employee Handbook
Williams College is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive community, in which members of all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. In compliance with state and federal law, Williams does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service.
Actions of bias, discrimination or harassment are contrary to the mission stated in President Schapiro's induction address — "to educate our students in an environment that reflects the great strength of our diverse society and to keep the precious prize of a Williams education open to the most talented students in the world regardless of background." Williams is steadfast in its pursuit to promote respect and appreciation for diversity, human rights, and differences of opinions and lifestyles throughout the entire campus community. The College is determined to maintain clear and open lines of communication. As a community of learning, we value freedom of expression and know that it does not protect abusive or harassing behavior.
Retaliatory action taken by any member of the College community against another for having sought redress under this policy is prohibited.
In the College's own policies is the obligation to make every effort to achieve a prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints. The College encourages any individual who has a complaint of discrimination or bias to bring the matter as soon as possible to the attention of an advisor.