Reporting Procedures & Available Resources

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Reporting

Any person who feels that they may have been the target of or witness to sexual harassment, including sexual violence or sexual assault is encouraged to seek redress through the following:

  1. Student-to-student complaint - Office of Student Life, RIC Campus Police, any Title IX Team member
  2. Student-to-faculty, student-to-staff complaint - Office of Student Life, Title IX Coordinator (Director of HR/AA,) RIC Campus Police, any Title IX Team member
  3. Staff-to-staff or faculty-to-faculty or faculty-to-staff complaint - Administrator/Director, Department Chair, College Dean, Director of HR/AA, RIC Campus Police, or:

The Rhode Island College’s Office of Affirmative Action
Title IX Coordinator – Margaret Lynch-Gadaleta, Director
Roberts Hall 314
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
mlynchgadaleta@ric.edu
401-456-8218
Fax: 401-456-8717

Title IX Co-Coordinator, Dr. Scott Kane, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, skane@ric.edu or 401-456-8061

Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Dr. Marissa Weiss, Interim Associate Dean of Students, mweiss@ric.edu or 401-456-8149

Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Dr. Leslie Schuster, Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, lschuster@ric.edu or 401-456-9723

Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Jo-Ann D’Alessandro, Associate Director of Athletics, Intercollegiate Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation, jdalessandro@ric.edu or 401-456-9882

Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Campus Security Authority, Fred Ghio, Director of Security and Safety/Chief of Campus Police, fghio@ric.edu or 401-456-8201

Responsible Employees

The following individuals shall be considered “responsible employees” at RIC for purposes of reporting complaints and incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence under the CPE’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy: All Senior college officials, including all college officers and all Senior Administrators with a rank of Director or higher (e.g. Directors, Vice Presidents, President); All Full Time and Part Time Faculty; All academic Deans and Department Chairs; All employees who are responsible supervisors for one or more other employees; All Residence Hall Coordinators and Residence Hall Directors; All coaches; and All other individuals designated as “Campus Security Authorities,” as listed in the college’s Annual Crime Statistics and Fire Safety Report (“Clery Report”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, mental health counselors, pastoral counselors, psychologists, health services employees or other employees with a professional license that requires confidentiality, or employees supervised by any such employees, are not considered responsible employees for reporting purposes, and shall not report incidents of sexual harassment or sexual violence in a way that identifies the student, without the student’s consent.

All such responsible employees are obligated to report all actual, suspected or alleged incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence which are reported to them, or of which they become aware, to the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator (when the alleged perpetrator is an employee) or the Office of Student Life (when the alleged perpetrator is a student).

Available Resources

The College recognizes that some individuals, for a variety of reasons, may be reluctant to cooperate or participate in the investigation or file a complaint without the advice or counsel of a sympathetic party. The following resources are available to provide assistance and information to anyone who is concerned or witnessed incident(s) of sexual harassment and sexual violence or sexual assault:

Internal Resources

Counseling Center: 401-456-8094

Health Services: 401-456-8055

Office of Student Life: 401-456-8061

Women’s Center: 401-456-8474

Residential Life and Housing: 401-456-8240

HR/Affirmative Action Office: 401-456-8218

Security and Safety (Campus Police): 401-456-8201

External Resources

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
617-289-0111
Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
180 Westminster Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
401-222-2662
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Boston Area Office
J.F.K. Federal Building, Room 475
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Toll Free 1-866-408-8075
617-565-3200

Other Resources and Emergency Services

Emergency: 9-1-1

RIC Health Services: 401-456-8055

RIC Counseling Center: 401-456-8094

RIC Security and Safety: 401-456-8201

RIC Women's Center: 401-456-8474

RIC Residential Life and Housing: 401-456-8240

Providence Police Department: 401-272-1111

North Providence Police: 401-231-4533

R.I. State Police: 401-444-1111

Women & Infants Hospital: 401-274-1100

Roger Williams Hospital: 401-456-2000

Rhode Island Hospital: 401-444-5411

Day One Sexual Assault and Trauma Center: 401-421-4100 (24 hour hotline)

Day One 24 Hour Helpline: 1-800-494-8100 (helpline)

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Page last updated: Monday, February 27, 2017