Strategic Plan 2023-2033


The University of Rhode Island is the state’s flagship land and sea grant research institution, with a commitment to urban initiatives.

A student-centered research institution, URI actively partners with other organizations globally and locally to advance knowledge and to develop informed residents and leaders. URI is committed to high-quality education, community engagement, and solving the world’s most important challenges. Situated on the traditional land and territories of the Narragansett Nation and the Niantic People, URI strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment for researchers, teachers, learners, and community members.

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.


The University of Rhode Island will be a leading global research university that drives positive social, cultural, economic, and environmental change by contributing and instilling new knowledge to address the world’s greatest challenges.