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Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

Overview

Bryant University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment for all members of its campus community. Consistent with these values and applicable law, including Tile IX, the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, the University maintains a comprehensive program designed to protect members of the University community from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender, which includes sexual misconduct such as sexual harassment and sexual assault, stalking and intimate partner violence.

Title IX Committee (.pdf)

Policies

  • Sexual Misconduct Policy (.pdf)
  • Notice of Non-Discrimination: Bryant University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, or veteran status, and without regard to genetic information, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information, in the administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University-administered programs, and employment policies. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities.
  • Protection from Harassment (.pdf)
Additional documents that may be useful

Coordinators

Title IX Coordinators

Tim Paige, VP, Human Resources
tpaige@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6010

John Saddlemire, VP, Student Affairs
jsaddlemire@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6046

Deputy Coordinators

Investigation

Stephen Bannon, Director of Public Safety
sbannon@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6001

Academic

TBD

Education

Mailee Kue, Executive Director, PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion
mkue@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6448

Kristin Biggins, Director, Residence Life
kwodars@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6140

Athletics

Beth Wandyes, Associate Athletic Director
bwandyes@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6277

Human Resources

Cathy Currie, Associate Director, Human Resources
ccurrie@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6010

Student Affairs

Bob Sloss, Associate Dean of Students
rsloss@bryant.edu
(401) 232-6046

Resources

ON CAMPUS

Title IX Coordinators (not confidential)

  • Tim Paige, VP, Human Resources (401) 232-6010 
  • John Saddlemire, VP, Student Affairs (401) 232-6440

Advocacy Helpline (confidential) – (401) 258-4209: A 24/7 support network of Bryant staff members who are trained to assist victims of sexual assault. The network provides support, information, and assistance in attaining medical attention. When you get support, you do not have to pursue any specific course of action and no action will be taken unless you choose to do so.

Office of Counseling Services (confidential) – (401) 232-6045: Clinicians provide confidential crisis support and follow-up appointments for Bryant students.  All conversations are kept confidential within professional and legal guidelines. 

Health Services (confidential) – (401) 232-6220: Clinicians provide on-site medical care, testing and treatment for Bryant students. All medical information and treatment are kept confidential within professional and legal guidelines. 

Department of Public Safety (not confidential) – emergency response (401) 232-6991: Emergency response available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also direct complaints to Public Safety's administrative number, (401) 232-6001.

Office of Campus Ministries (confidential) (401) 232-6045: Chaplains are available for counseling and support. Call to make an appointment.

Residential Life (not confidential) – (401) 232-6140: Provides a crisis response system which includes on-call administrators.

Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women's Center (not confidential) –  (401) 232-6854: Provides support, information, and education for the Bryant campus community.


OFF CAMPUS

Local Hospitals and Emergency Rooms (confidential)

  • Women & Infants Hospital (401) 274-1100, 101 Dudley Street, Providence
  • Rhode Island Hospital (401) 444-5411, 593 Eddy Street, Providence

Local Law Enforcement (not confidential) 

  • Emergency Response dial 911
  • Smithfield Police Department  (401) 231-2500

Counseling, Advocacy, Support (confidential) 

  • Day One Resource Center 1-800-494-8100: Provides 24/7 support and information to survivors of sexual assault
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) –  1-800-656-HOPE:  National hotline for victims of sexual assault. Free counseling and support 24 hours a day from anywhere in the country. A survivor who calls is connected to the nearest local rape crisis center through a unique computer routing system that maintains the caller's confidentiality.
  • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-494-8100: 24-hour hotline if you need help because of a sexual assault or an abusive relationship. Counselor-advocates provide support and are available to accompany victims of sexual assault to the hospital and police station. Ongoing counseling and support groups available. (This hotline is specific to Rhode Island. Contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE if you need help in another state.)

"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 of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Higher Education Act of 1965