It is the policy of Rhode Island College to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual assault and other forms of sexual harassment, in any education program or activity pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” This prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex applies to all persons, including third parties.
Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action
Pursuant to the philosophy of the Office of Post-Secondary Council (OPC), Rhode Island College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, marital, citizenship status or status as a special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, or any other veteran who served in active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of the College's educational programs and activities including admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other College-administered programs. It also encompasses the employment of College personnel and contracting by the College for goods and services. The College is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women and members of minority groups identified in state and federal affirmative action laws and executive orders, persons with disabilities (including qualified special disabled veterans), and veterans.
The college’s policy of nondiscrimination is consistent and compliant with the procedural and substantive provisions of, applicable state and federal law and regulations including but not limited to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments to the Higher Education Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; ADA Amendment Act of 2008; the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended; the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, Executive Order 11246, as amended; Executive Order 91-39; Executive Order 92-2; and Rhode Island General Law §28-5.1, as amended.
Inquiries concerning the College's administration of the nondiscrimination laws should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, 301 Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908-1991, tel. (401) 456-8387 or 456-8216 or TTY - via RI Relay at 1-800-745-5555. Questions regarding provisions for students with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Student Life, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908-1991, tel. (401) 456-8061 or TTY (via RI Relay) 711 . Questions regarding provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should be addressed to the ADA Coordinator, Building 6, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908-1991, tel. (401) 456-8218 or 456-8216 or TTY - via RI Relay at 1-800-745-5555.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Office for Civil Rights: Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office, U.S. Department of Education, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: 617-289-0111*, Fax: 617-289-0150, E-mail:
Title IX Coordinator
Margaret Lynch-Gadaleta, Director of Institutional Equity
Roberts Hall 301
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
401-456-8387 Fax: 401-456-8717