Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaborations

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) Accreditation Committee
for Standard 9: Integrity, Transparency, and Public Disclosure

A committee overseeing that accredited institutions subscribe to and advocate for high ethical standards in the management of their affairs and in their dealings with students, prospective students, faculty, staff, its governing board, external agencies and organizations, and the general public. This committee ensures that through their policies and practices, accredited institutions endeavor to exemplify the values they articulate in their missions and related statements.

This committee also oversees that information provided to students, prospective students, and other members of the public via the institutions’ websites provide information that is complete, accurate, timely, readily accessible, clear, and sufficient for intended audiences to make informed decisions about the institutions.

RI Cross-Campus Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence Prevention is a partnership of colleges and universities across Rhode Island, the RI Department of Health, and the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence which meets monthly and provides space for members to facilitate training and discussion surrounding specific sexual violence prevention topics. The collaborative integrates representation from sexual violence prevention staff on each of the eleven colleges/universities across the state. The collaborative offers program evaluation training and technical assistance, and it facilitates community-building of campus practitioners to learn from, support, and work with one another in their campus sexual violence prevention efforts.

The RI Office of Diversity, Equity, and Opportunity (ODEO) Diversity Liaisons is a team of employees from various state agencies who build relations and share resources with each other to help address areas of underrepresentation.

The State of Rhode Island Governor’s Commission on Disabilities is a committee to ensure that all people with disabilities are afforded the opportunities to exercise all the rights and responsibilities accorded to citizens of this state and each person with a disability is able to reach his/her maximum potential in independence, human development, productivity and self-sufficiency.

The 2021-2024 Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence in Action

The primary purpose of this document is to provide much needed clarity, strategy, and focus for the Rhode Island College (RIC) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) for a three-year period beginning in January 2021.