The mission of the URI Psychology Department’s Task Force on Multiculturalism and Diversity (TFMD) is multi-dimensional. We strive to promote efforts within our community to create a welcoming, socially supportive, and inclusive department. Towards that aim, we seek to improve departmental climate by attending to issues of comfort and acceptance about human diversity in all of its manifestations.
We also seek to engage in multicultural curriculum transformation efforts that result in education and training experiences that lead to culturally tailored psychological services. Our third goal is to foster engagement in multicultural psychology research (at the undergraduate and graduate levels) that translates into the delivery of psychological services (research, clinical, etc.) that reflect the highest standards established by the profession of psychology. We are committed to equity and justice in all efforts.