Title IX

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 Assault, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy, the University prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, stalking and retaliation. Title IX and the University’s Policy also applies to acts of domestic or dating violence, also known as intimate partner violence. As a recipient of federal funds, Villanova University complies with Title IX and has appointed Ryan Rost as its Title IX Coordinator with overall responsibility for Title IX compliance. Ryan 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 he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of sex, in violation of Title IX, or has been a victim of sexual assault, sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, may file a complaint with the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Coordinator designated below. The Title IX Coordinator or Deputy 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 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 assault, sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, as well as University policy and procedure.  For the full policy please see, Villanova’s Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Ryan Rost

204 Tolentine Hall | (610) 519-8805


Kim Carter

Title IX Investigator

Garey Hall | (484) 343-6926



Kathleen Byrnes

Associate Vice President for Student Life & Sexual Harassment Officer

202 Dougherty Hall | (610) 519-4550



Albert Baladez

Human Resources

Director, Employee Relations and Compliance

789 Lancaster Avenue │ (610) 519-4238



Lynn Tighe

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration

Field House, Second Floor │ (610) 519-4121