Notice of Nondiscrimination

Johnson & Wales University does not discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, status as a protected veteran, pregnancy or marital status, or any other unlawful basis in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment, or any other university program or activity. It admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the university.

The university undertakes to comply with all federal and state discrimination laws, including, but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (504), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. 

Johnson & Wales University also does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are a form of sex discrimination and prohibited by the university.

The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation in addition to any inquiries regarding the university's nondiscrimination and harassment policies:

Matthias Rubekeil
Title IX Coordinator/Nondiscrimination Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator
Equity & Compliance Services
111 Dorrance St.
Providence, RI 02903

Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available on each regional campus:

North Miami Campus
Amera Xayasane

Denver Campus
Chris Chavez

Charlotte Campus
Tracy Smith

Additional information, including the university’s complete Prohibited Discrimination and Harassment (including Sexual Harassment) Policy and the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Policy is included in the Student Handbook for each campus and available by contacting Equity & Compliance Services.

Inquiries concerning the application of the notice of nondiscrimination may also be referred to the appropriate governmental agencies listed below:

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Customer Service Team, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20202-1100, 800-421-3481. This office may refer the matter to a regional Office for Civil Rights.

Rhode Island:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, John F. Kennedy Federal Building, 475 Government Center, Boston, MA, 02203, 617-565-3200
  • Rhode Island State Commission for Human Rights, 180 Westminster St., 3rd Floor, Providence, RI, 02903-3768, 401-222-2661


  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, John F. Kennedy Federal Building, 475 Government Center, Boston, MA, 02203, 617-565-3200
  • Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor, Room 601, Boston, MA, 02108, 617-994-6000


  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Miami Tower, 100 SE 2nd St., Suite 1500, Miami, FL, 33131, 800-669-4000
  • Florida Commission on Human Relations, 4075 Esplanade Way, Room 110, Tallahassee, FL, 32399, 850-488-7082


  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 East 17th Ave., Suite 410, Denver, CO, 80203, 800-669-4000
  • Colorado Civil Rights Division, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO, 80202-5143, 303-894-2997

North Carolina:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 129 West Trade St., Suite 400, Charlotte, NC, 28202, 800-669-4000
  • N.C. Human Relations Commission, 116 W. Jones St., Suite 2109, Raleigh, NC, 27601, 919-807-4420 (Mailing Address: N.C. Human Relations Commission, 1318 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC, 27699-1318)