Equal Opportunity & Outreach

WPI’s approach to preventing sexual misconduct is comprehensive and progressive. All members of the WPI community are protected by federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, and transgender status.

WPI is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from gender-based discrimination. It expresses the community's expectations in the Interim Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Through this Interim Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Policy, WPI complies with applicable federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including but not limited to Title IX (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities), Title VII (which prohibits unlawful discrimination in employment, including based on sex), Mass. Gen. Laws chapters 151B and 151C (the state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and education based on sex), Massachusetts’ “An Act Relative To Sexual Violence On Higher Education Campuses (the state law that requires colleges to respond to sexual violence).

WPI strongly encourages any student, faculty member, or staff member who has concerns about sexual misconduct to seek the assistance of those listed below. WPI strongly encourages anyone who has information about sexual misconduct that may also be a crime to report it to the WPI Police Department. Confidential Resource Advisors are available to discuss your options without a report being made to WPI.

Please note, WPI cannot engage in any social media conversations about sexual misconduct or sexual assault. We strongly encourage our community to share any concerns of sexual misconduct or assault with the appropriate university resources.

Meet the Team

WPI’s Equal Opportunity & Outreach Team includes the Director, Equal Opportunity & Outreach, Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity & Outreach/Investigator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and the Confidential Resource Advisors (CRA’s).

The Equal Opportunity & Outreach Team works closely with the Dean of Students Office (students) and Division of Talent & Inclusion (employees). Please reach out to titleix@wpi.edu with any questions.


Office of Equal Opportunity & Outreach


S. Horton - Title IX

Stanley Horton, Ed.D.

Director, Equal Opportunity & Outreach/Title IX Coordinator

Division of Talent and Inclusion

Rubin Campus Center - RCC 233




R. Duval - Title IX

Ryan Duval

Assistant Director, Equal Opportunity & Outreach/Investigator

Division of Talent and Inclusion

Rubin Campus Center - RCC 233




Deputy Title IX Coordinators

For Students


E. Perlow

Emily Perlow, Ph.D.

Dean of Students

Division of Student Affairs

Rubin Campus Center



For Faculty


D. Jackson

Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson

Dean of WPI Business School

The Business School

Washburn Shops



For Staff


Kathryn Keyes

Kathryn Keyes

Director, Talent Strategies

Division of Talent and Inclusion

Boynton Hall



The Clery Act

Federal legislation requires institutions of higher education to inform members of our community, including prospective students and employees, about its most recent crime/incident statistics; crime prevention and security programs and activities; policies concerning the reporting of crime; and related information in accordance with the Federal Campus Security Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act.
You may obtain this information by contacting the WPI Police Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 or call 508-831-5433. This information is also available on the WPI Police Department’s website.