Rhode Island College Diversity Statement
Rhode Island College recognizes the essential role diversity plays in an educational exchange, informed by cultural inquiry and designed to stimulate critical and creative thinking. The college seeks to reach, attract, and retain students, faculty, and staff from our state, region and beyond by creating an inclusive, respectful environment that dispels stereotypes, discrimination, and intolerance. Differences inspire intellectual debate and innovation. Rhode Island college students enrich our community on and off campus with their varied learning styles, lifestyles, interests, circumstances, and identities. The college's numerous disciplines and support services connect our students with their diverse scholastic, personal, social, and vocational needs. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to making students' learning and graduation a priority, confident that RIC graduates make a positive contribution to the world's changing economies and cultures.