New mission statement for RIC

On May 11, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education approved a new mission statement developed by the college. It takes effect immediately.

Mission statement
Rhode Island College is one of the region’s leading comprehensive public colleges. Our mission is to offer accessible higher education of the finest quality to traditional and non-traditional students from around the state, the region, and beyond. Students here are members of a caring community that respects diversity and values academic excellence informed by cultural inquiry, civic engagement and co-curricular activity. The college offers a wide variety of liberal arts, science and professional programs in which dedicated faculty work with students to achieve the promise of higher education: an open and inquiring mind.