Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
About the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)
Mission: The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rhode Island College leads institutional initiatives that promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community. We ensure that RIC complies with federal and state antidiscrimination policies and laws. We strive to honor the diverse identities of our students and employees by building core cultural competencies that are grounded in best practices.
Vision: The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will lead systemic strategies, policies, and practices that will create an equitable, safe and affirming educational environment.
RIC 2019 Annual Legislative Report
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The 2021-2024 Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence in Action
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RIC recognizes how essential diversity and inclusion is in an educational environment informed by cultural inquiry and designed to stimulate critical and creative thinking.
The mission of the Rhode Island College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is to ensure that diversity and inclusion are active and ongoing processes that promote social justice and equity college-wide. The division provides leadership to identify, assess, and eliminate institutional inequalities in areas related to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, religion, social class, language, disability, socio-economic status, national origin, citizenship status, age, and veteran status. Our commitment is to promote campus climate that is diverse, supportive, welcoming and safe for all.
Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team
Disability Services serves students with all types of disabilities: mobility, hearing, vision, motor, psychological, learning (including attention disorders), speech, chronic disease, and other conditions.
Provides education, training and outreach reqarding issues of access, equity, opportunity and Title IX.