Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

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.

Bryant University is committed to providing a working and learning environment which supports respect for the individual and for academic freedom, where all members of the community can work and learn in an atmosphere that is free from sexual discrimination, harassment, violence, power-based personal violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct .

The University’s policy on sexual misconduct is part of its broader prohibition against harassment or other discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, gender transition, religion, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, or protected veteran status. This commitment to non-discrimination applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling, housing, employment policies, scholarship programs, medical services, and all other programs and activities available at Bryant.

This policy applies to all members of the Bryant community, including students, faculty, staff, and trustees, as well as all vendors, contractors and third parties who provide services to Bryant or visit Bryant facilities.

Title IX Coordinators

Meaghan Trayner, Associate Director, Human Resources 
(401) 232-6015

Inge-Lise Ameer, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Affairs
(401) 232-6135

Deputy Coordinators

Investigation: Stephen Bannon, Director of Public Safety
(401) 232-6001

Academic: Wendy Samter, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
(401) 232-6944

Education: Mailee Kue, Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement; Executive Director, PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion
(401) 232-6448

Athletics: Beth Wandyes, Associate Athletic Director
(401) 232-6277

Human Resources: Cathy Currie, Associate Director, Human Resources
(401) 232-6010

Student Affairs: Bob Sloss, Associate Dean of Students
(401) 232-6046


Title IX Coordinator (not confidential)

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) 232-6712: 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.


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.)