Non-Discrimination Notice

Rhode Island School of Design does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in admission to, participation in, or administration of its educational programs and activities; in employment; or in its other programs and activities.     

The following staff members handle inquiries regarding Title IX: 

Elizabeth Rainone
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees
Director of Employment and Employee Development
20 Washington Place | 3rd floor
401 454-6427
erainone@risd.edu

Sydney Lake
Title IX Coordinator 
Carr House | room 304
401 427-6919
slake@risd.edu

The following staff members handle inquiries regarding Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

Brittany Goodwin 
Director of Disability Support & Academic Support 
Carr House | room 311
401 709-8460
bgoodwin@risd.edu
 
Marissa McNally
Benefits Administrator (for employees)
20 Washington Place | 3rd floor
401 454-6428
mmcnally@risd.edu

The following staff members handle other/general inquiries regarding bias/discrimination:

Maggie Balch  
Dean of Student Affairs 
Carr House | 3rd floor 
401 454-6655 
mbalch@risd.edu
 
Anthony Johnson 
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Carr House | 2nd floor  
401 454-6638
ajohnson@risd.edu
 
Elizabeth Rainone
Director of Employment and Employee Development
20 Washington Place | 3rd floor
401 454-6427
erainone@risd.edu

In addition, under applicable federal laws and regulations, the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is authorized to investigate complaints regarding discrimination in programs and activities. The address for the regional office is: 

Office of Civil Rights
United States Department of Education
33 Arch Street | Suite 900
Boston, MA 02110-1491

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RISD has a long history of offering Saturday and after-school classes for children and teens, as this photo from c. 1910 confirms.