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Filing and Reporting a Complaint

Institutional Equity (IE) is responsible for implementing and monitoring CCRI's harassment prevention and nondiscrimination policies across all campuses of CCRI.

How do I report a complaint?

If you would like to report an incident or complaint but do not yet know whether you want to file a formal complaint, you may contact the following individuals:

How do I file a Formal Complaint?

It is important to know the policies and procedures. Individuals have options when deciding whether or not to file a report. Individuals may choose to pursue complaints via one or both options: CCRI complaint and/or criminal complaint

CCRI Complaint

The Assistant Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity or College Police can take reports on behalf of CCRI, explain the reporting process, and assist all parties with support and resources. If you are worried about confidentiality, speak with confidential staff.

Individuals can file a complaint or report of discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct by a student with the Dean of Students, Michael Cunningham at [email protected] or with Jonathan Cook, Assistant Director for Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at [email protected] or 401-825-1126.

Individuals can file a complaint or report of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct by faculty, staff and visitors of the campus directly to the Assistant Director for Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Jonathan Cook at [email protected] or the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]

When filing a complaint, please complete the Incident Report Form, and either email or deliver it to the appropriate individual (described in the above paragraph). 

  • Assistant Director for Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
    • Jonathan Cook
    • E-mail: [email protected]
    • Office: Knight Campus, Warwick
    • Phone: 401-825-1126
  • Dean of Students
    • Michael Cunningham
    • E-mail: [email protected]
    • Office: Knight Campus, Warwick, Room 0060
    • Phone: 401-825-2218
  • College Police*
    • Flanagan Campus, Lincoln (24 hours): 401-333-7035
    • Knight Campus, Warwick (24 hours): 401-825-2109
    • Liston Campus, Providence: 401-455-6063
    • Newport County Campus: 401-851-1625
  • *If you have an emergency on the Liston or Newport campuses after hours, please contact Warwick College Police for assistance. 
  • The campus police will take victims of sexual assault to the nearest hospital for treatment.
Criminal Complaint

A report to a college employee or to College Police is not automatically a report to the local police. Parties must tell the College Police when they report an incident if they wish to have the matter reported to the local police. CCRI encourages individuals to report incidents to the local police. However, individuals are never required to report an incident to College police or the local police department.

  • Emergency: 911
  • Lincoln Police: 401-333-8281
  • Newport Police: 401-847-1306
  • Providence Police: 401-272-3121
  • Warwick Police: 401-468-4200

Of course at any time during the process, you have the right to consult individuals or agencies external to or outside of CCRI. Please see the Title IX Violence Rights and Options Pamphlet for more information. 

Confidential Resources

If you need immediate medical attention or assistance, dial 911.

Confidential Reporting Procedures

All CCRI staff and faculty want to make sure you are safe and can help you in a time of crisis. Be aware that most faculty and staff are "mandated reporters," meaning they are required to report a possible violation of college policy. If you are worried about confidentiality, contact the department below, as these are the only confidential staff at CCRI.

Department Location Telephone Other Information
Advising and Counseling (free for students) Flanagan Campus, Lincoln: Room 1130 401-333-7160  
Advising and Counseling (free for students) Knight Campus, Warwick: Room 1054 401-825-2301  
Advising and Counseling (free for students) Liston Campus, Providence: Room 1145 401-455-6063  
Advising and Counseling (free for students) Newport County Campus: Room 143 401-851-1625  
Health Services (free for students) Knight Campus, Warwick: Room 1240 401-825-2103 [email protected]
Employee Assistance Program (free for employees) Knight Campus, Warwick: Room 1240 866-248-4094 EAP Information on CCRI HR website

Reporting Procedures

Any person who feels that they may have been the target of or witness to sexual harassment, including sexual violence or sexual assault is encouraged to seek redress through the following:

  1. Student-to-student complaint - Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator, or Campus Police
  2. Student-to-faculty complaint - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Human Resources, Office of Institutional Equity, Dean of Students or Campus Police
  3. Student-to-staff complaint - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Human Resources, Office of Institutional Equity, Dean of Students or Campus Police
  4. Staff-to-staff or faculty-to-faculty or faculty-to-staff complaint or faculty/staff-to-student complaint - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Human Resources, Office of Institutional Equity or Campus Police
  5. Non-credit/CWCE student complaint - Title IX Coordinator, Office of Human Resources, Office of Institutional Equity, Director of Community Services or Campus Police
  6. Vendors, Sub-Contractors, Visitors or Members of the public whose complaints are based on actions that happened within the college's jurisdiction- Title IX Coordinator, Office of Human Resources or Campus Police
Responsible Employees

The following individuals shall be considered "responsible employees" at CCRI for purposes of reporting complaints and incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence under the CPE's Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy:

All College Officials and Administrators; All full Time and Part Time Faculty; All Academic Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans, and Department Chairs; All Student Services Deans, Associate and Assistant Deans, Directors, Associate and Assistant Directors; All Student Services Advisors, Coordinators and other professional staff; All employees who are responsible supervisors for one or more employees; All Athletic Coaches and Trainers; All Student Organization Advisors; and All other individuals designated as "Campus Security Authorities," as listed in the college's Annual Crime Statistics and Fire Safety Report ("Clery Report").

All such "responsible employees" are obligated to report all actual, suspected or alleged incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence which are reported to them, or of which they become aware to the Office of Human Resources at 401-825-2311.

The list above does not imply that others should not or cannot report sexual harassment and sexual violence or that they do not have an ethical or moral responsibility to do so. Notwithstanding the foregoing, pastoral and professional counselors providing counseling set-vices as part of their duties are exempt from mandated reporting. A pastoral counselor is defined as an employee of an institution, who is associated with a religious order or denomination, recognized by that religious order or denomination as someone who provides confidential counseling and who is functioning within the scope of that recognition as a pastoral counselor. A professional counselor is defined as an employee of an institution whose official responsibilities include providing psychological counseling to members of the institution's community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.