The Community, Equity, and Diversity (CED) Inclusion Project strives to position the University of Rhode Island community to be welcoming and affirming. Our purpose is to create culturally competent citizens by building skills through ongoing, developmental educational opportunities. We honor the life-long process of learning in an effort to improve students’ lives, campus climate, and our global society.
By engaging in the CED Inclusion Project, participants will be able to:
- Enhance understanding of cultural competence.
- Be welcoming, inclusive, and affirming of differences.
- Learn how to apply and act on transforming the campus community.
- Identify personal, departmental, and institutional benefits to CED.
- Learn new information, reform, and reintegrate new concepts and behavior.
- Understand how we individually and collectively resist change and diversity work.
- Understand and address personal biases and assumptions.
- Know where and how to access resources and support for engagement in diversity work.
- Learn about the critical aspects of power, privilege, and oppression and how they operate on various levels.
- Describe how the workforce and student populations are changing.
- Consider how our individual morals and values impact our approach to CED.
- Engaging in ways to alter their own behavior to improve CED on campus.
- Have the skills to implement a culturally competent approach to work every day.
The CED Inclusion Project is led by a team of faculty and staff from around the URI campus and its core purpose is to provide training for the URI campus surrounding diversity and inclusion.