Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

RIC students in ALEX & ANI Hall
What We Do

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leads institutional initiatives that promote a diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.

Contact Information

The mission of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) is to promote active and ongoing processes that advance social and racial justice and equity college-wide. This team 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.

ODEI, within the Office of the President, is home to the Disability Services Center and Office of Institutional Equity.



Bias Incident Response

Rhode Island College is committed to fostering an inclusive campus culture that rejects bias in all forms, including: racism, sexism, ableism, discrimination, and other forms of marginalization. This bias reporting system is one way for all members of the college community to share their experiences of bias incidents. All information collected here will be used to identify trends and patterns of bias and discrimination observed by our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. These data will inform future campus climate initiatives.

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Our Staff

The staff within the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion are committed to ensuring compliance with state and federal civil rights laws and guidelines, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991 (among others).

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Office of Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity provides education, training and outreach regarding issues of access, equity, opportunity and Title IX.

Students networking in ALEX & ANI Hall

Disability Services Center

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