“Community Voices” was a 2012-2013 joint project between the LGBTQ Center and Information Technology Services (ITS), supported through the URI Provost’s initiative “Innovative Approaches Using Technology to Enhance the Student Experience at URI.” Here are links to videos created by LGBTQ students for the LGBTQ Center prior to the opening of the new Gender and Sexuality Center.

URI LGBTQ Center Get Involved
Welcome to the URI LGBTQ Center

Information Technology Services is involved in several on-going Diversity Initiatives. Instructional Technology and Media Services staff have been creating a variety of short videos to help increase recognition of the many ways we are enriched by our own community. There have also been several diversity-themed student shows hosted in the Chafee TV Studio.


The first live broadcast of  the LGBTQ Center’s “Queer News Network” show from the Chafee TV Studio.

URI LGBTQ Queer News Network Show Nov. 22, 2013


Disability Resource Mentors in ITS

Three Information Technology Services (ITS) employees have received training as Disability Mentors under the 1999 Changing the Culture grant. Feel free to contact them for advice about how to better meet the needs of students with disabilities:

First Last Department Phone Email
Lisa Chen University Computing Systems 874-4638 lchen@uri.edu
Mary Jane Palm Media and Technology Services 874-4487 janie@uri.edu
David Porter Media and Technology Services 874-2370 david.porter@uri.edu


SAFE ZONE Members in ITS

The purpose of the Safe Zone Project is to:

  1. Increase awareness, knowledge, and support of LGBTQ people and issues;
  2. Build a visible support network of LGBTQ Allies on URI’s campus; and
  3. Improve the campus climate for LGBTQ people at URI.
First Last Department Phone Email
Mary Jane Palm Media and Technology Services 874-4487 janie@uri.edu


Take the Pledge!

See what’s happening at the Multicultural Student Services Center.
• Learn about Freedom Summer by exploring the interviews archived on URI’s Digital Commons site.

See what’s happening at the Gender & Sexuality Center.

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