Title IX at RWU

The Roger Williams University community understands that any instance of sexual violence affects the entire community and, as such, is dedicated to educating and supporting students, staff, and faculty on Title IX topics and issues. In support of that, the University has designated Dr. Jen Stanley (jstanley@rwu.edu) as its Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator's office is located on the 1st floor of the Center for Student Development Building.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Higher Education Act of 1965 ensures that, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Click here for the Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

The Roger Williams University Title IX website serves as a resource for all members of the university community. Here you will find information regarding campus policies, resources for getting help, how to a file report, and educational programs and events.

·Click here to: FILE A REPORT ONLINE

·Title IX Office phone: 401-254-3123

·Public Safety phone (24/7): 401-254-3333

Please view the tabs on the left and below for other reporting options and important resources for support (such as local police and confidential Counseling and Health Services support).

RWU's Title IX Office, in collaboration with University partners, has responsibility for coordinating the University's efforts to comply with and carry out its duties under Title IX, which prohibits sex and gender-based discrimination and promotes violence prevention. We serve the University through our commitment to living, learning, and working in an environment free from sex and gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct.

The RWU Title IX Task Force serves to review campus wide climate issues related to Title IX. The group is charged with examining policies, procedures, publications, and web presence; and strategizing campus wide education, related programming and awareness raising efforts. The group meets monthly, or as needed, based on trends and issues.

Members include:

Chair – Jen Stanley, Title IX Coordinator

Ana Baraza, Interim Director of Diversity and Outreach, School of Law

Chrissy Gallardo, Assistant Director for Housing Operations

Hannah Ilagan, Compliance Officer / Title IX & Title VI Investigator

Kiki Jacobs, Director of Athletics, Intramurals and Recreation

Debbie Knapman, Counselor, Counseling Center

Lorraine Lalli, Associate Dean of Student Life and Operations, School of Law

Amy Lanoie, Manager of Employment, Human Resources

Betsy Learned, Dean of University Library

Lisa Lyons, Assistant Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Anne Mitchell, Director of Health Services

Rachel Nuzzo, Office of General Counsel

Pamela Pereira, Assistant Director for Retention & Student Services, University College

Diana Proto, Director of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Kelly Thompson, Head Coach Women's Bball / Sr Woman Admin & Compliance Coordinator



A similar student Title IX Committee meets regularly (approximately 3-4 times per semester) with the purpose of exploring issues related campus climate and violence prevention. The student committee makes recommendations related to resources, support, and campus wide education and awareness raising efforts.  If you are interested in joining the student committee, please contact the Title IX Office at 401-254-3123.