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Gender Identity


CCRI is proud to support transgender, nonbinary, gender expansive and gender non-conforming students in their intellectual, professional and personal growth at the College.  In order to provide an affirming experience, CCRI empowers students who wish to update their chosen name and pronouns throughout the College to freely do so in many places without the need for legal documentation.  For example:

  • Students are able to insert their chosen name into Banner, which will be reflected on class rosters and in Starfish.
  • Students can obtain an ID from the bookstore with their chosen name and new photo, if needed.
  • Students are welcome to indicate their chosen name on their diploma, as indicated on the graduation application.

If a student would like assistance in changing their chosen name and pronouns throughout the college, including obtaining a new email address, they are welcome to contact Kara DiPaola, Title IX Coordinator, who can facilitate the changes in a private manner.  She can be reached via email at [email protected] or at 401-825-1126 (office) or 401-895-1095 (cell). 

All persons within the CCRI community are free to use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. 

Intentional and continued mis-gendering or mis-naming of a student after being informed of the student’s wishes can amount to discrimination or harassment, and individuals are encouraged to report such behavior to the Title IX Coordinator listed above.