URI Foundational Values

Foundational Values

  • Freedom to learn, teach, create, and conduct research with integrity in the pursuit and dissemination of new knowledge aimed at contributing to the public good.
  • An inclusive, accessible, equitable and diverse community whereby we respect the rights and dignity of all.
  • Intellectual curiosity, lifelong learning, leadership, and scholarship in creating a thriving URI community in service to Rhode Island and the world.
  • Sustainability and care of our environment conducive to the physical and mental health of our community.
  • Self- and institutional reflection of our values in our work, scholarship and interactions, holding ourselves, each other, and the institution accountable to uphold them to a high standard.