Equity & Compliance

In accordance with upholding federal law, Equity & Compliance helps create a learning, living and working environment free from discrimination by implementing inclusive policies and values that align with RISD community values. We are committed to providing equitable response to community issues involving discrimination as well as providing support to members of our community navigating discriminatory behaviors.

We aim to educate members of the RISD community on our values as well as foster an environment that is inclusive of and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected classes, including but not limited to: race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin or veteran status within any educational program, activity or employment.

In an emergency, Title IX is available 24/7 by calling Public Safety at 401 454-6666. Please ask to speak to the Title IX coordinator.


Emily Gleason
Associate Director, Title IX, Equity & Compliance
401 454-6341
20 Washington Place, room 346

Alyssa Roush
Assistant Director, Equity & Compliance
Interim Title VI & Title VII Coordinator
ADA/504 Coordinator
Deputy Title IX & Compliance Coordinator
401 454-6386
20 Washington Place, room 348