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Community, Equity and Diversity Division

R​IC 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 division for Community Equity and Diversity 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.

Community, Equity and Diversity Team

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The Unity Center

The Unity Center is Rhode Island College's multicultural center. It promotes opportunities for exploring human dignity, social identity, and cultural equity.


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Disability Services Center

Disability Services serves students with all types of disabilities: mobility, hearing, vision, motor, psychological, learning (including attention disorders), speech, chronic disease, and other conditions.

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Institutional Equity

Provides education, training and outreach reqarding issues of access, equity, opportunity and Title IX.

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Interfaith Services

We endeavor to provide for the Spiritual needs of all members of the RIC community - regardless of Religious History/Affiliation, Cultural backgro​und, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or any other factor.


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Office of International, Immigrant, Undocumented, and Refugee Students

This office works in synergy with the Unity Center in the division for Community, Equity and Diversity at Rhode Island College. Our mission is to support the institution’s internationalization effort and to facilitate and enhance the academic experiences of undergraduate and graduate international students.

LBGTQ+ and Gender Office

LGBTQ+ and Gender Office

The goal of this offile is to help those of different sexual orientations and identities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and allies) be comfortable with who they are in the light of college life. It is also this group's goal to give these people a voice to be heard at RIC.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: November 13, 2019