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. Interim Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services Mary Grace Almandrez 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:
Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion
419 University Hall
1 Prospect Street
Providence, RI 02912
Associate Dean & Director of Student Conduct
Office of Student Life
Graduate Tower E
42 Charlesfield Street
Mary Grace Almandrez
Interim Vice President for Campus Life & Student Services
20 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02912
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the Graduate School
Associate Dean for Administration and Program Development
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Alpert Medical School
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Wendy J. McRae-Owoeye
Director of Staff Diversity and University EEO/AA Officer
Empowerment, Health, and Healing
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.