The Multicultural Student Services Center works on a broad range of issues that empower members of the campus community and nurture values, such as mutual respect, cooperation, and teamwork.
Annual Academic Showcase
Our annual Academic Showcase is an opportunity for our multicultural scholars to share with the URI community, their fascinating research projects, internship experiences, study abroad presentations and other academic works. The showcase displays projects from all disciplines, colleges and departments. Standing along side their works, our multicultural scholars are available to share additional information and to answer questions about their displays.
Awards honor the outstanding contributions and achievements of student, faculty, administrators, staff and friends toward developing a more inclusive, diverse and equitable campus community at URI and increasing the capacity of the University to reach its fullest educational, cultural, economic, and social potential. [visit the website]
This program celebrates the importance of diversity and identity in higher education, in the workplace, in the community, and in the global arena. The core of Diversity Week are the schedule of workshops taught by faculty, staff, administrators, students, and friends. Other current activities include a keynote address co-sponsored with the URI Honors Colloquium; a poetry slam/open mic; a video and film festival; a series of interactive diversity workshops; a graduate student research symposium; a peace and harmony meditation; a Pangaea music concert; a drama performance; and music workshops. Co-sponsored by the Diversity Week Planning Committee and the Multicultural Student Services Center, Diversity Week is a collaboration with the Psychology Department, the Sociology Department, other academic departments, and URI Student Senate, and assorted student groups. [visit the website]
Martin Luther King, Jr. Week
This celebration pays homage to the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Ir., the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Past activities have included a Unity March and Candlelight Vigil, faculty orkshops, and a Unity Breakfast. URl’s Martin Luther King Week is a collaboration with the University Chaplains and assorted student groups. [visit the website]