Title IX Related Resources

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Brown University has designated the following officials to serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinators and is responsible for monitoring University practices and procedures relating to Brown University’s compliance with Title IX. Liza Cariaga-Lo, Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion, is the University’s overall Title IX coordinator. Wendy McRae-Owoeye is the Deputy Title IXIA Coordinator for staff.

Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio, Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct, is a Title IX coordinator for matters involving instances of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct by students. Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services Margaret Klawunn is a Title IX coordinator responsible for overseeing the Department of Athletics compliance with Title IX.

Contact information for each of these individuals is listed below:

Liza Cariaga-Lo
Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion
415 University Hall
1 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-2216

Yolanda Castillo-Appollonio
Associate Dean & Director of Student Conduct
Office of Student Life
Graduate Tower E
42 Charlesfield Street
(401) 863-9579

Margaret Klawunn
Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services
20 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02912
(401) 863-1800

Brian Walton
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Graduate School
Associate Dean for Administration and Program Development
(401) 863-1802

Christine Montross
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Alpert Medical School
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
(401) 863-1000

Wendy J. McRae-Owoeye
Director of Staff Diversity and University EEO/AA Officer
Brown University
(401) 863-1787

Empowerment, Health, and Healing
A Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault and/or Relationship Abuse
Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm starting February 26th
Counseling and Psychological Services, Conference Room
JWW 516

This is a weekly support group for survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse and is open to all genders. We will explore challenges of healing from sexual assault and/or relationship abuse and identify specific self-care strategies to promote empowerment and healing.

Each week, we will focus on a specific self-care strategy that we will discuss and practice as a group.  Topics will include reclaiming safety, responding to triggers, developing healthy coping skills, setting healthy boundaries, reclaiming sexuality, and creating healthy relationships with yourself and others. There is no pre-screening required for this group. Please contact Bita Shooshani or Laura Sobik with questions or to find out more about this group. You are welcome to attend at any time this semester. 

Brown University Title IX Program Officer: AVAILABLE POSITION 

We are seeking applicants to fill the position of Title IX Program Officer.  The Title IX Program Officer is the ranking administrator with primary responsibility for managing Brown University’s day-to-day Title IX compliance obligations. Title IX addresses non-discrimination in educational programs and activities. Prohibited conduct under Title IX includes discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct sexual assault, relationship (dating) violence and stalking.  The incumbent reports directly to the Associate Provost for Academic Development and Diversity and works closely with the deputy Title IX coordinators and investigators, the Vice President for Campus Life, the Vice President and General Counsel, the Dean of the College and other members of the senior administration, faculty and staff to ensure effective university-wide efforts with regard to Title IX compliance, in keeping with the University’s overall mission.

For further information and to apply for the position, please go to:http://brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/careersbrown

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