Division of Legal Affairs
Comprising the Office of General Counsel, Department of Public Safety, Title IX and
ADA Compliance, and Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management, Legal Affairs
supports the mission of the College by ensuring higher education regulatory compliance
and serving as collaborative business partners who provide solutions-oriented advice
to foster sound decision making in all College operations. The Division of Legal Affairs’
ultimate goal is to create a safe campus environment by proactively engaging with
the community to mitigate and manage risk through education, support and guidance.
Office of General Counsel
Provides advice and legal counsel to the College community.
Works with administrators and staff to mitigate legal risk; Manages the response to
all legal disputes; Retains and manages all outside legal counsel; Oversees the College
policy process; Co-leads the Compliance Council.
Department of Public Safety
An accredited, armed law enforcement agency that works collaboratively to make the
College community a safe environment for living and learning.
Encompasses 20 sworn police officers and 4 security officers; Upholds a Community
Title IX and ADA Compliance
Ensures College-wide compliance with Title IX, VAWA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act, and other relevant laws.
Investigates all Title IX complaints of sexual misconduct; Investigates student complaints
Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management
Ensures compliance and minimizes risk with the goal to protect the health and safety
of members of the College community.
Manages F&M’s insurance portfolio; Manages the environmental health and safety program;
Co-leads the Compliance Council.