Recruitment & Diversity

At the University of Rhode Island, we’re committed to creating an environment that encourages diversity and multiculturalism in all its forms. In cultivating a diverse student body, we enrich our learning, provide an environment for creativity and innovation, and foster greater understanding and awareness of each other and the world.

We work towards this goal by providing the following services:

  • Recruitment and retention initiatives that attract and provide support for a diverse population of graduate students
  • Consultation on grant applications that advance the diversity goals of the university
  • Collaborative relationships with departments and colleges to facilitate graduate student success
  • Identifying and providing funding opportunities for graduate students

Professional Development Badge in Diversity and Inclusion

Earn a Professional Development Badge in Diversity and Inclusion

This program provides students with the conceptual framework and practical skill development necessary to cultivate inclusion in diverse work environments.  To complete the badge, students attend five sessions offered by the Diversity and Inclusion program. One of those sessions must be “Fundamentals of Diversity.” Each session runs about an hour.

Past workshops topics:

  • Fundamentals of Diversity
  • Awakening the Mind to Hidden Bias
  • Bystander Intervention Training
  • Conducting Inclusive Research
  • Teaching Inclusively
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce

Interested in the program? Check our badge web page for workshop dates and our registration form.

Have other questions?

Contact Cara Mitnick, Esq., Director, Professional Development, at
(401) 874-2644 or via email.