Equity & Compliance

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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.

The College is wholly committed to creating an environment free of discrimination and discriminatory harassment, as prohibited by this Policy and by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The College has a compelling interest in assuring community members are a part of a community committed to inclusive practices, policies, and values where production and creativity thrive. This includes College compliance with all applicable state and federal statutes, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College’s programs and activities; the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 (VAWA); Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Meet Our Team

Equity & Compliance aims to create a learning, living, and working environment for RISD community members free from bias, discrimination, and harassment. Through prevention-based education, implementation of equitable policies and procedures, and connection to support and resources, Equity & Compliance amplifies access, agency, and accountability.

Simone Tubman
Executive Director
ADA/504 Coordinator
401 454-6297

Kristie McCann
Interim Title IX Coordinator

Alyssa Roush
Assistant Director
Deputy Title IX & Compliance Coordinator
401 454-6386

Our offices are located at 20 Washington Place (Prov Wash), 3rd Floor
On-call 24/7: 401 454-6666

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Title IX & Compliance Training Materials

To view our Title IX & other relevant compliance training materials, please view this following link.