How to File a Complaint



Any person who feels that they may have experienced discrimination based on sex, including sexual assault or sexual harrassment, is encouraged to report to any Responsible Employee (as defined below) or to the Title IX Coordinator:

The Rhode Island College’s Office of Affirmative Action
Title IX Coordinator – Margaret Lynch-Gadaleta, Director
Roberts Hall 111
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
Fax: 401-456-8717

Reports may also be made to the following individuals:

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

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

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

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

Confidential Reporting

Individuals may report confidentially to:

RIC Health Services: 401-456-8055

RIC Counseling Center: 401-456-8094

Responsible Employees

The following individuals shall be considered “responsible employees” at RIC for purposes of reporting violations of the 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).



Page last updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017