Multicultural Student Services Center

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URI’s 18th Annual Diversity Awards Ceremony

Thank you if you were able to attend the ceremony. If not, there will be another next year. Be on the look out. For now, keep your eyes and ears ready for our next event, Diversity Week coming in the fall of 2016.

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza ’98 was the featured recipient this year to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

18th Annual URI Diversity Award Recipients 

Nominations for the 19th Annual Diversity Awards in 2017 are now open

Click here to nominate a candidate for 2017

For more information please contact us 401 874-2851

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

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


Director Melvin Wade with students of diversity

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.



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