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 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 the Title IX Coordinator with overall responsibility for Title IX compliance. She 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.

Ryan Rost│Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator
204 Tolentine Hall│(610) 519-8805 │ ryan.rost@villanova.edu

Kim Carter Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Investigator, Public Safety
Garey Hall | (484) 343-6926 | kim.carter@villanova.edu

Kathleen Byrnes│Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice President for Student Life and Sexual Harassment Complaint Officer
Room 202 Dougherty Hall │ (610) 519-4550 │ kathleen.byrnes@villanova.edu

Albert Baladez│Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director, Employee Relations & Compliance
St. Mary's 163K │ (610) 519-4238│ albert.baladez@villanova.edu

Lynn Tighe│Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration
Field House, Second Floor │ (610) 519-4121│ lynn.tighe@villanova.edu