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What We Do

The Unity Center serves as a brave space on campus for all students to engage in meaningful and critical conversations that challenge systems of oppression.

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The Unity Center is a warm and welcoming space that affirms and promotes equity for historically marginalized and disenfranchised students.

Working for Belonging and Equity

We work with campus and community partners to create a climate where all students belong and have equitable opportunities and outcomes, offering transformative workshops for student centered spaces, and initiating restorative practices where there has been conflict.

Resources, Restorative Practices, Conflict Resolution

The Unity Center houses identity-specific resources for:

  • students of color
  • LGBTQ+ students
  • students that experience gender disparity,
  • students with compromised citizenship status
  • students seeking interfaith services. 

Because trauma and conflict often go hand in hand with many of these communities, the Unity Center is also home to RIC’s restorative practices, and conflict resolution services.


April is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Month!

We have a great lineup of celebratory, fun, and thought-provoking events planned. Make sure to participate!

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The Resources We Provide

Unity Center Lending Library

Unity Center Lending Library

The Lending Library is a physical library we hold in our space where students can rent books for free that may be helpful to their studies or academic endeavors.

Commemorating Black History Month

Social Identity Awareness Months and Days

The Unity Center in partnership with ODEI compiles and presents a variety of resources to support the college community in celebrating important observances throughout the year.

Honoring the Land We Occupy

"Every community owes its existence and vitality to generations from around the world who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy to making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to leave their distant homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgment are critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of heritage and difference. We begin this effort to acknowledge what has been buried by honoring the truth. We are standing on the ancestral lands of the Narragansett and Wampanoag People. We pay respects to their elders past and present. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today."

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Related Events

Please join the Unity Center as we host the Katie Brown Educational Program to lead us in a supporting and understanding LGBTQ+ students workshop.

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