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Non-Discrimination Notice

Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and activities, or with regard to employment.

Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination, provides that “no person … shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance ...."

The following are examples of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX:

  1. Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other College program, regardless of the location;
  2. Discriminatory decision-making by a supervisor of an employee based on the employee's sex;
  3. Failure to provide equitable opportunity for participation in intercollegiate sports.

The College’s Title IX Coordinators are the designated college officials with primary responsibility for coordinating the college’s compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.

  • Heidi Hoover
    Title IX Coordinator
    402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
    540-828-8063 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jean Willi, Associate Director of Athletics, Senior Women’s Administrator, Head Coach – Women’s Basketball
    Deputy Title IX Coordinator
    402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
    540-828-5400 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students who have a disability that they would like to disclose for purposes of special needs or accommodations, or who have questions about disability services, should contact:

  • Dr. Raymond “Chip” Studwell, Director of Academic Support Services
    Section 504 Coordinator
    402 East College Street, Bridgewater, VA 22812
    540-828-5370 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.


Bridgewater College has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain resources to enhance the College’s facilities, including the recent addition to and renovation of the College’s primary athletic facility. The College is posting the following notice as required by federal law by organizations which benefit from the USDA’s funding program.

NOTICE
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..