Multicultural Student Services Center

74 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

mssc@etal.uri.edu401.874.2851 Fax: 401.874.5952

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    • Acknowledge, reward, and celebrate leadership and excellence from students, staff, administrators, and other allies in advancing multicultural initiatives incorporating teaching, learning, research, and/or outreach to internal and/or external constituencies.
    • Facilitate planning for multi-year, sustainable projects that provide opportunities for developing “bridging” and “bonding” relationships between members of the extended campus community from underrepresented populations as well as majority and international groups.
    • Encourage the research and infusion of diversity in the history and traditions of URI into its official discourse and cultural symbols.
    • Increase the quality, quantity, outreach, and inclusiveness of the Annual Calendar of Multicultural Events sponsored by the URI Multicultural Center and its affiliated student organizations, and by other major presenters on campus.
    • Design and implement a strategy for continuous quality improvement based on systematic assessment of the URI Multicultural Center’s learning outcomes.
    • Expand educational enhancement opportunities and retention support targeted to student organization leaders, and URI Multicultural Center student staff, multicultural living/learning communities, and members of advisory and program committees
    • Reinforce the image and identity of the URI Multicultural Center through the design and implementation of a comprehensive marketing plan.
    • Create and sustain alliances between the URI Multicultural Center and its professional colleagues, such as multicultural practitioners, researchers, teachers, and associations, locally, statewide, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
    • Create and sustain relationships with faculty as the prime conservators of the learning and research mission of the University.
    • Design and implement a comprehensive plan to utilize technology to improve learning, communication, and outreach to stakeholders, and to internal and external constituencies, utilizing blogging, Ipods, streaming video, Facebook, MySpace, PeopleSoft, WebCT, True Outcomes, and Intranet.
    • Facilitate plan to retain and increase professional staff, and to enhance professional development.
    • Plan and coordinate strategies to increase revenue streams for the URI Multicultural Center.

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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