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The Office of Institutional Equity provides education, training, and outreach regarding issues of access, equity, opportunity and Title IX.

Non-discrimination and Title IX Notice

Rhode Island College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of title IX to Rhode Island College may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights, or both.

Ashley Ruderman-Looff, PhD
Director of Institutional Equity
Title IX Coordinator & Affirmative Action Officer
Roberts Hall, Suite 301
401-456-8218 | arudermanlooff@sxelong.com

Title IX Regulations

It is the policy of Rhode Island College to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in the education program or activity it operates pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title IX, as well as a grievance process that complies with the Title IX Regulations as they pertain to formal complaints. The Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures describe the College's procedures, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the College will respond.

View the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures.

View the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures Flowchart.

Complaints that do not meet the definition of Sexual Harassment under Title IX are investigated and adjudicated in accordance with the Council for Postsecondary Education Nondiscrimination Policy and Complaint Procedures under Affirmative Action through the Office of Institutional Equity.

The U.S. Department of Education Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance, became affective on August 14, 2020. The Final Rule can be viewed here.

If you have witnessed and/or received information about a potential Title IX violation, you may submit an incident report here

If you have experienced harm, and wish to initiate the grievance procedure, you may submit a signed formal Title IX complaint here.
Please note, this form is designed for complainants, and may not be used by third parties.

Any Rhode Island College ("the College") employee (including administrators, faculty and staff), student or volunteer affiliated with the College who suspects child abuse or neglect, including sexual abuse, must immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect to Campus Police at 401-456-8888. Campus Police will immediately report the abuse to the Department of Children, Youth and Families, as applicable; and the Department of Children, Youth and Families will investigate immediately. 

View more information on this policy.

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