Title IX

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Salve Regina is committed to ensuring compliance with Title IX, a federal law that prohibits institutions of higher education from discriminating against students or employees on the basis of sex in any programs or activities.

Sexual misconduct – which includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking – is a kind of discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and Salve Regina. Title IX requires the University, upon becoming aware of any incident of sexual misconduct, to respond appropriately to protect and maintain the safety of our community, including students, faculty and staff.

Help is Available 24/7

Office of Safety and Security

Tobin Hall
Emergency: (401) 341-2325

Newport Police Department

120 Broadway, Newport
Emergency: 911 (9-911 from campus phones)
Non-emergency: (401) 847-1306

RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline

24-hour helpline: (800) 656-4673

It's Your Choice

If you have experienced sexual misconduct, you have the autonomy to choose how you want to move forward. It's your decision if you want to seek medical attention, file an official report or seek confidential support.

What to do After an Assault

After an incident of sexual assault or violence, you have many options when it comes to seeking help, filing a report and accessing resources. Whatever you decide, remember it is your choice how and when to proceed.

How to File a Report

If you believe you have been subjected to sexual or relationship violence, you are encouraged to report the incident so that the University can respond promptly, effectively and equitably in accordance with Title IX procedures.

Find Resources and Support

There are many people at Salve Regina who are available to address your mental, physical, emotional and academic needs. No matter what you decide with regard to reporting or accessing resources, you will be supported.

Title IX Coordinators

Jonathan Cook
Assistant dean of students, Title IX coordinator
Miley Hall, Room 118
(401) 341-2640

Susan Bernath
Assistant director of residence life, deputy Title IX coordinator
Walgreen Hall, Room 077
(401) 341-2643

Derek Grinkin
Assistant athletic director, deputy Title IX coordinator
Rodgers Recreation Center, Room 203B
(401) 341-2247

Sexual Misconduct Policies and Procedures

Salve Regina's sexual and gender-based harassment policy defines prohibited conduct and provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title IX. They also describe the grievance procedures and process, including how to report or file a complaint and how the University will respond.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Salve Regina strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina’s employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal under both federal and Rhode Island state law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 28-51-2 of the General Laws of Rhode Island.