Social justice is both a process and a goal

We promote critical consciousness, cultural humility, and compassion, for a socially just and equitable campus community.


The Office of Community, Equity and Diversity strives to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive University in which every individual can learn, work, and thrive.

Core Values

  • Nurturing development from a holistic perspective
  • Affirming multiple and intersecting identities
  • Fostering cultural competence through transformative learning
  • Advancing equity, inclusion, and diversity in the global community
  • Modeling honesty, integrity, and social justice

University Diversity Council

The University Diversity Council, comprised of undergraduate, graduate student, staff, faculty, and alumni representatives, advises the chief diversity officer on university-wide policies, procedures, and initiatives that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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University Strategic Plan

One of the four pillars of the University’s new 10-year strategic plan, introduced by President Parlange in the spring of 2023, is fostering an inclusive, people-centered culture.

URI Strategic plan 2023-2033
Top caption: Bell, Adams, Griffin, 1997