Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Welcome! This page has been set up to highlight the tremendous diversity at CCRI. As a community college, CCRI reflects the rich diversity of our state, and benefits from the many different ethnic, racial, religious, and other cultural and traditional influences. We believe, strongly, that the interaction of people of different backgrounds and beliefs is an essential part of being a member of our college community. The ability to learn from others directly as well as through coursework and co-curricular programs will be an important skill to master as you enter the world of work or pursue advanced degrees.
Because we value diversity, we have made efforts to include it in our curriculum, encourage it among our student organizations, and expect all to respectfully interact with others who are different. It is illegal in Rhode Island to discriminate against people on the basis of their race, color, national origin, disability, political beliefs, age, gender, gender identification or expression, or sexual orientation. Tolerance of others is a minimal expectation; understanding is the true goal.
We hope you find this page helpful in learning more about diversity at CCRI. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the dean of students office.