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Discrimination and Harassment

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Every member of the CCRI community is welcome to be their full, authentic self at the College. No individual or group should experience discrimination or harassment at CCRI on the basis of their belonging in a particular identity group.

CCRI prohibits students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors (collectively, “community members”) from engaging in discrimination and harassment based on any individual’s race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected characteristic.

This prohibition applies to CCRI's educational programs and activities—including admissions—as well as all employment actions, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, and benefits.


Nondiscrimination Policy

This Policy and Complaint Procedures are applicable to complaints that may arise under, and are
intended to be consistent and compliant with, the procedural and substantive provisions of
applicable state and federal law and regulations; you can find information regarding that policy and its complaint-handling procedures here.

Title IX Coordinator 

Our campus Title IX Coordinator is available to you and responsible for: 

  1. Overseeing all Title IX complaints and investigations to provide prompt, fair and equitable resolutions
  2. Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise
  3. Being available to meet with students, provide support and answer questions
  4. Working with other college or university officials
  5. Coordinating training, education and communication pertaining to Title IX
  6. Not having other job responsibilities that may create a conflict of interest
  7. Being available to assist school law enforcement employees regarding how to respond appropriately to reports of sexual violence
  8. Ensuring that our institution carries out its Title IX responsibilities
Title IX Coordinator
Name Position Title IX Role Campus Location Email Phone Number       
Kara DiPaola Assistant Director Title IX Coordinator Warwick [email protected] 401-825-1126


Services and Resources

The CCRI administration wants to support victims of discrimination and harassment in any way we can. Below are some on-campus services and resources offered to victims of harassment, discrimination, and/or violence.

Supportive Measures

Reasonable measures, assistance, accommodations and resources are available to both the complainant and respondent. A complainant may request accommodations and resources regardless of any decision to pursue an investigation with the college or law enforcement. CCRI will make accommodations and provide protective measures if either party requests them and the accommodations are reasonably available. We encourage parties to seek accommodations that best support them.

  • Common supportive measures
    • Academic: Students finding their academic progress affected by an incident or allegation can request assistance from Title IX Coordinator or Dean of Students, who will help arrange appropriate accommodations. These can include incompletes, class changes, additional time for work, and other academic accommodations.
    • No Contact Directive: We will issue No Contact Directives when appropriate including, but not limited to, when it is necessary to minimize interactions between the parties or preserve the safety of the parties and other community members.
    • Financial Aid: If you have questions or concerns about student financial aid-related issues, please contact CCRI’s Office of Financial Aid: [email protected] or 401- 825-2468.
    • Visa and Immigration Assistance: If you have questions or concerns about how your experience and needs may intersect with your visa and/or immigration status, please contact CCRI’s Office of Financial Aid ([email protected] or 401-825-2468) and/or the immigration resources available in the Legal Resources section of this booklet.
    • CCRI Disability Services for Students: DSS coordinators and support staff are available on each of CCRI’s four campuses to meet with students with disabilities and provide the necessary and reasonable accommodations students need to be successful. 401-825-2164 |

Additional Measures: Other arrangements, such as work accommodations or transportation options can be made on a case-by-case basis to provide students and employees with additional distance from the other party or to address other needs related to the experience, such as attendance at court dates. We encourage you to share your needs with the Title IX Coordinator so that we can work with you to address them.

External Resources

View the Title IX Handbook for a complete listing of community/external resources offered in Rhode Island.