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Non-discrimination Notice

Policy

Rhode Island School of Design does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in admission to, participation in, or administration of its educational programs and activities; in employment; or in its other programs and activities.

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. Learn more about RISD’s commitment to Title IX.

Procedures

The following staff members handle inquiries regarding Title IX:

Simone Tubman
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director, Equity and Compliance
20 Washington Place | Floor 3
401-427-6297
stubman@risd.edu

Alison Douglas
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Interim Associate Director, Employment Operations
20 Washington Place | room 354
401 454-6420
adouglas@risd.edu

The following staff members handle inquiries regarding Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

Nicole Verardo
Director of Disability Support Services & Academic Support
401 709-8460
nverardo@risd.edu

Marissa McNally
Senior Benefits Partner
20 Washington Place | room 355
401 454-6428
mmcnally@risd.edu

The following staff members handle other/general inquiries regarding bias/discrimination:

Simone Tubman
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Executive Director, Equity and Compliance
20 Washington Place | Floor 3
401-427-6297
stubman@risd.edu

Alyssa Roush
Assistant Director, Equity & Compliance
aroush@risd.edu

Alison Douglas
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Interim Associate Director, Employment Operations
20 Washington Place | room 354
401 454-6420
adouglas@risd.edu

In addition, under applicable federal laws and regulations, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is authorized to investigate complaints regarding discrimination in programs and activities. The address for the regional office is:

Office of Civil Rights
United States Department of Education
33 Arch Street | Suite 900
Boston, MA 02110-1491

Revision history

This policy was last reviewed/modified on: 12/19/2022

This policy was approved as of: 12/14/2022

Next scheduled review will be on the following date or as needed: Annually or as required by law

Responsibilities

Issuing Office

Human Resources

Responsible Officer

Vice President, Human Resources

Individuals/offices required for review and changes

Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Vice President for Social Equity and Inclusion

Executive Director, Equity and Compliance

Director of Employment

Office of the General Counsel