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The Roger Williams University community is committed to preserving the dignity and safety of all of its members.  Our goal is to create and ensure a safe and comfortable environment for all.  The University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct, gender-based misconduct, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, or relationship violence in any form within our community.  All forms of sexual misconduct are discriminatory in nature and are prohibited by Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 as well as prohibited by the Roger Williams University Student Code of Conduct.

We encourage members of the campus community who experience any form of sexual misconduct to seek assistance from the following available resources regardless of when or where the misconduct occurred.  These resources can assist you in coping with the experience and in deciding which options, if any, you wish to consider such as the student conduct process, the criminal justice system, and civil court.  Some of these resources may also be available to non-students.

On-campus resources:

  • Center for Counseling and Student Development, Center for Student Development:  
  • Health Services, Center for Student Development:
  • Spiritual Life, Intercultural Center:
  • Public Safety, Emergency: 
    401-254-3333; Non-emergency: 401-254-3611

Off-campus resources:

Please be aware that all RWU employees, including professional staff, faculty, and student staff (e.g., RAs) must report cases of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, Dean Kathleen McMahon, on campus.  Only Counseling, Health Services and the Chaplain offer complete confidentiality as protected by law. 

A more comprehensive description of the RWU Sexual Misconduct and relationship violence policies can be found here.