Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

Pursuant to the philosophy of the Board of Education and the Council on Postsecondary Education, Rhode Island College prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. Rhode Island College also prohibits all forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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 Director of  Institutional Equity/Affirmative Action Officer​/Title IX Coordinator, 301 Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908-1991, tel. (401) 456-8218 ​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, Student Union 408, 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 Director of Human Resources/ADA Coordinator, Building #6, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908-1991, tel. (401) 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: