Multicultural Student Services Center

74 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.2851 Fax: 401.874.5952

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20th Diversity Week coming this Fall 2016

Prepare for Diversity Week, to learn more or to propose an event, click here.

To see the schedule for Diversity Week 2016, click here.

For photos relating to our 18th Annual Diversity Awards Ceremony, please click HERE.

Director Melvin Wade with students of diversity


You can also contact us at 401-874-2851

URI’s Multicultural Student Services Center Leads Initiative to Develop Freedom Summer Archives

Fifty years ago, a delegation of predominantly white students from primarily Northern colleges were invited by Bob Moses of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and others to come to Mississippi and other Southern states to collaborate with the predominantly African-American civil rights organizations in exposing racial segregation to the national consciousness. Click to read more.


URI’s Multicultural Student Services Center to host 19th annual Diversity Week, Sept. 25-Oct. 3

beattyThe University of Rhode Island will celebrate its differences – sometimes with a heavy dose of humor – during a week of talks, workshops and activities during Diversity Week, Sept. 25 through Oct. 3.

The keynote speaker is Paul Beatty, a poet and novelist whose latest book, “The Sellout,’’ is a satirical look at a modern-day slave owner. Critics have praised Beatty for using humor to talk about racism with uncommon frankness.


World-famous singer from India to give two premier concert performances at URI, one classical, the other jazz

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Jazz and the music of India will merge at the University of Rhode Island with concerts by Dhanashree Pandit-Rai, a world-famous singer from Mumbai who is visiting the University for two weeks.

Dhanashree will give two free concerts at URI during her stay as a Distinguished Visiting Artist and a guest of Diversity Week.



Hours of Operation
Monday: 8am - 9pm Tuesday: 8am - 9pm Wednesday: 8am - 9pm Thursday: 8am - 9pm Friday: 8am - 9pm Weekends: As requested

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