Special Observances of Diversity Awareness


Rhode Island College highlights and celebrates the diverse members of our campus community each day and every month of the year.

Special observances of diversity awareness and heritage months are times throughout the year when we honor specific groups with marginalized identities for their existence in our world and for their contributions to our society.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion compiles and presents a variety of resources here to support the college community in celebrating these important observations throughout the year. 

Teal and purple Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) ribbon

Sexual Assault Awareness Month - April 2022

Sexual Assault Awareness Month exists to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and empower individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities.


Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month - May 2022

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month pays tribute to the generations of Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.