Title IX at RISD

 

RISD is committed to creating and providing a learning, living and working environment free from gender-based discrimination. Gender-based discrimination, including sexual misconduct, stalking and intimate partner violence, committed by members of our community, guests and visitors will not be tolerated. All members of our community, including guests and visitors, are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe on the rights of others.

RISD complies with all applicable state and federal statutes, including Title IX of the federal Higher Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment are forms of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Any student, faculty or staff member who has concerns about sexual discrimination, including any concerns pertaining to sexual misconduct, is encouraged to seek assistance from our coordinators (listed below).

Coordinators can provide information about resources for assistance and about options for addressing concerns. Those options may vary depending on the nature of the complaint, whether the complainant is a student, faculty or staff member, the wishes of the complainant regarding confidentiality, and whether the complainant prefers to proceed formally or informally. Together, these advisors play an integral role in fulfilling RISD’s commitment to provide a positive learning, teaching and working environment for the entire community.

Title IX Coordinator
Sarah Caggiano
Title IX Coordinator + Executive Director for Operational Initiatives
20 Washington Place, room 435
scaggian@risd.edu
401-454-6689

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (employees)
Elizabeth Tierney
Director, Labor + Employee Relations
Human Resources Office, 3rd floor
20 Washington Place
etierney@risd.edu
401-709-8507

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (students)
Sydney Lake
Area Coordinator, 15 West
15 Westminster, Room 129
slake@risd.edu
401-454-6919