TITLE IX

What is the role of the Title IX Coordinator?

Ms. Ryan Rost ‘96, ‘98 serves as Villanova University's Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator works with the University community on education and training to help prevent incidents of discrimination. The Coordinator also oversees the University's centralized review, investigation and resolution process for matters arising under the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy and coordinates the University's compliance with Title IX.

The Title IX Coordinator is a University resource who:

  • Can discuss with Complainants and Respondents the availability of supportive measures with or without the filing of a formal complaint;
  • Will consider the Complainant’s and Respondent’s wishes with respect to available supportive measures;
  • Will explain to the Complainant the process for filing a formal complaint;
  • Can explain to the Respondent the process following the filing of a formal complaint,  

The Title IX Coordinator is supported by several Deputy Title IX Coordinators, all of whom are knowledgeable and trained in state and federal laws that apply to matters of sexual misconduct, as well as University policy and procedure. The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available to receive reports alleging violations of the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy.

 

Title IX Notice

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and other sexual misconduct, is a form of sex discrimination. Under the University Sexual Misconduct Policy, the University prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct including, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and retaliation, some of which may constitute prohibited conduct under Title IX. As a recipient of federal funds, Villanova University complies with Title IX and has appointed Ms. Ryan Rost as its Title IX Coordinator.

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overall Title IX compliance, including oversight of the University’s centralized review, investigation, and resolution process for matters arising under the University Sexual Misconduct Policy. Ms. Rost can be reached at 204 Tolentine Hall, (610) 519-8805, ryan.rost@villanova.edu.

Any student, employee or applicant for employment or admission to the University who believes that they have been discriminated against on the basis of sex, in violation of Title IX, or has been a victim of sexual misconduct under the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator designated below. The Title IX Coordinator is a University resource who can: discuss with Complainants and Respondents the availability of supportive measures with or without the filing of a formal complaint; consider the Complainant’s and Respondent’s wishes with respect to available supportive measures; explain to the Complainant the process for filing a formal complaint; and explain to the Respondent the process following the filing of a formal complaint. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator will assist the Complainant in identifying the appropriate University policy (with its grievance procedure) to resolve the complaint in a prompt and equitable manner. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator may consult with other Villanova administrators, as needed, to resolve the complaint in the most effective manner.

The Title IX Coordinator is supported by several Deputy Title IX Coordinators, all of whom are knowledgeable and trained in state and federal laws that apply to matters of sexual misconduct, as well as University policy and procedure.

 

 

Villanova University Title IX Team


Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Ryan Rost
204 Tolentine Hall
Ph:610-519-8805
Email: ryan.rost@villanova.edu


Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Kim Kearney
Title IX Investigator
Garey Hall
Ph:484-343-6926
Email: kim.kearney@villanova.edu


Kathleen Byrnes
Vice President for Student Life
202 Dougherty Hall
Ph: 610-519-4550
Email: kathleen.byrnes@villanova.edu


Albert Baladez
Director, Employee Relations & Compliance
789 Lancaster Avenue
Ph: 610-519-4238
Email: albert.baladez@villanova.edu


Lynn Tighe
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration
Jake Nevin Field House
Ph: (610) 519-4121
Email: lynn.tighe@villanova.edu

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

24/7 RESOURCES:

Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator: 484-343-6028

Student Health Center: 610-519-4070

Public Safety: 610-519-4444

Employee Health Advocate: 866-799-2728

CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES:

University Counseling Center: 610-519-4050

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