The W. Alton Jones Campus Environmental Education Center programs seek to be welcoming to all people.
Here is an excerpt from the University of Rhode Island Non-Discrimination Policy Statement:
“The University of Rhode Island prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identification or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Vietnam era veteran, or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized.”
Click here to read the entire University of Rhode Island policy statement.
Additional statement regarding transgender and gender nonconforming individuals attending W. Alton Jones Campus Environmental Education Center programs:
Alton Jones is accepting of transgender and gender nonconforming youth and staff.
Alton Jones staff are encouraged to refer to all youth and staff using the name and pronouns preferred by the individual.
Alton Jones will strive to assign transgender and gender nonconforming individuals staying overnight to sleeping cabins based on their identity and comfort.