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.”

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.




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

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

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.


Roger Williams University is committed to supporting pregnant and parenting students through the course of their studies. Information about your pregnancy will be treated confidentially and sensitively on a need to know basis.  Any student who needs support or accommodations is encouraged to contact the following offices for additional information:

Student Accessibility Services:
University Library, 1st Floor
Phone: (401) 254-3841

Center for Student Academic Success:
University Library, 2nd Floor
Phone: (401) 254-3456

Office for Student & Family Assistance:
Center for Student Development, 1st Floor
Phone: (401) 254-3042

Title IX Office:
Center for Student Development, 1st Floor
Phone: (401) 254-3123


Roger Williams University recognizes that some current members of the campus community may prefer to identify themselves by a first name other than their legal first name. For this reason, the University provides students with an opportunity to use a “Chosen Name” where possible in the course of University business and education.

Under Roger Williams University’s Chosen Name Policy, students may designate a chosen or preferred first name in addition to the legal name. Students may request the use of a chosen name online via RogerCentral. In some instances, the University is legally required to use Legal Names. Such instances include but are not limited to official transcripts, enrollment/degree verifications, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), tax documents, payroll documents and immigration documents. However, whenever reasonably possible the University will use Chosen Names.

The University reserves the right to remove a chosen name or deny the usage of a chosen name if the University determines at any time that it is inappropriate in nature.

Chosen names used as misrepresentation or fraud will be handled pursuant to University policies and procedures and may result in disciplinary action and/or referral to law enforcement.

Click here to view the full RWU Chosen Name Policy