Sexual Misconduct Policy and Title IX Policy

Ringling College of Art and Design (“Ringling” or “the College”) is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, and staff can work together in an atmosphere free from all forms of discrimination. Specifically, every member of the College community should be aware that Ringling College is opposed to discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and that such behavior is prohibited by College policy. Such discrimination includes harassment on the basis of these traits, as well as sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a Federal law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education, programs or activities. It provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity provided through the College. This is not only the policy of the College, it is also the mandate under applicable federal and state laws and applies with regard to the College’s employment, admissions, academic programs, scholarship and loan programs, and other College administered programs.

Title IX Coordinator (Faculty and Staff):

Dr. Tracy Wagner, Executive Vice President
Keating Center, First Floor
2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 359-7595

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Faculty and Staff):

Darren Mathews , Assistant Vice President and Director of Human Resources
Verman Kimbrough Bldg, First Floor
2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 359-7619

Deputy Title IX Coordinator (Students):

Dr. Tammy S. Walsh, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Ulla Searing Student Center, Second Floor 
2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34234
(941) 359-7510

Inquiries about Title IX may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting 1-800-421-3481 or emailing

The complete policy is posted to the Ringling website