The RIC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) aims to advise and support the personal and professional growth and development of our partners of the campus community. Below is a brief compilation of resources, webinars, podcasts, workshops, courses, and academic articles. When we commit to learning and defer to experts, we can fight racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of oppression and discrimination— during COVID-19 and beyond.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
—Nelson Mandela
Hispanic Heritage in Rhode Island: Data & Social Policy (2021)

The event included an introduction by RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea. In addition, we hosted data and social policy experts for a discussion about the growth of the LatinX communities in RI. Special guests Jessica Cigna, Senior Policy Analyst with the RI Secretary of State’s Office, and Marcela Betancur, Director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, for a presentation and Q&A session about shifts in the diverse demographics of the RI community.

Virtual Library Resources

**The Office of Institutional Equity maintains the following collection of dvds and power point presentations as resources for the College community. 

Please contact the Margaret Lynch-Gadaleta, Director of Institutional Equity ​(456-8387,​) to request and reserve from ​the list​ below.

  • Free Speech Crisis - Protect First Amendment Rights & Students’ Demands to Maintain an Inclusive Community

  • Microaggressions, Equity & Inclusion - Lessen the Racial Divide to Create an Inclusive & Civil Campus Community

  • 5 Strategies to Recruit, Engage & Retain Students Using Technology

  • 5 Innovative Mental Health Intervention Programs - Engage, Support and Retain Your Students at Risk

  • Title IX & the Latest Dear Colleague Letter (March 21, 2017)

  • Dismissal, Suspension & Readmission Policies: Balance ADA, Behavior Threats & Campus Policy

  • Move Beyond Civility: How to Facilitate Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom