Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ATC Statement Regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We commit to intentional engagement in social justice, equity, and inclusion within the testing center. In doing so, we continuously reflect on our processes and approaches and seek to dismantle systemic barriers within the Academic Testing Center that may disproportionately impact underrepresented students, staff, and faculty.  At all times, neurodiversity and disability will be embraced as natural human variations that are vital to a dynamic community.

As such, the ATC welcomes all faculty approved submissions for DAI exam accommodations, excused absences, and culturally inclusive and/or trauma informed assessments. 

All staff are certified in Mental Health First Aid and the ATC is designated as a URI SafeZone by the Gender and Sexuality Center. We affirm that Black lives matter. ATC leadership acknowledges that DEI work requires the continuous professional development of all staff.

University of Rhode Island Land Acknowledgment

The University of Rhode Island occupies the traditional stomping ground of the Narragansett Nation and the Niantic People. We honor and respect the enduring and continuing relationship between the Indigenous people and this land by teaching and learning more about their history and present-day communities, and by becoming stewards of the land we, too, inhabit.