The URI ADVANCE Institutional Transformation initiative aims to increase the number and facilitate the career advancement of women science, engineering, math, and technology (STEM) faculty, and improve the institutional climate for women scientists. Through a 5-year, multi-level approach, URI aims to: 1. substantially increase the number of ranked women faculty in the STEM departments, 2. provide existing women STEM faculty with career development and training opportunities, 3. improve social support services for women faculty, 4. systematically educate and promote awareness of women-in science issues at the individual, departmental, and administrative levels, and 5. develop and utilize a broadly applicable collaborative organizational change model.
University Policy: It is the policy of URI not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or discriminate against disabled and Vietnam era veterans in the recruitment, admission or treatment of students, the recruitment, hiring or treatment of faculty and staff, and in the operation of its activities and programs, as specified by State and Federal Laws, and all other laws which pertain to access and equity.
Mission statement: Disability Services for Students recognizes disability as cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive environment for all in the university community through education, awareness, and accessibility.
Mission statement: The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Center at URI strives to create a welcoming and safe environment for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Prioritizing around dimensions of education, support, and advocacy, the Center works directly with students, faculty, staff, and community members to provide meaningful programs and services.
Mission statement: In support of the primary mission of the University toward building a culture of learning, the URI Multicultural Center critically engages students, faculty, staff, administrators, and other allies in creating and sustaining a campus culture in which diverse persons, organizations, and groups can learn and develop to their greatest potential, and participate in society to their maximum ability. Toward this purpose, the URI Multicultural Center collaborates with others in providing a variety of programs, activities, and services that help diverse learners to systematically explore the ways we culturally construct identity (who we are), knowledge (what we mean), power (how we assert influence), community (how we relate and belong to each other), and culture (how we make meaning).
Mission statement: The mission of the Talent Development Program is to recruit, support, and retain students of color and disadvantaged students from in-state. TD was created in response to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968. In keeping with Dr. King's dream, our mission is to ensure that deserving people, however excluded by historic oppression and life experiences, sit at the table of opportunity. Our mission takes us to high schools, and both community and faith based agencies throughout the state to recruit students. We provide academic programs for University admission and retention. The TD program tirelessly builds a University community to support committed scholars who are the future of our state and our nation.
Mission statement: The URI Women's Center works to create an educational and work environment rich in visible role models and free of sexual bias and inequities. By developing and supporting women's abilities and showcasing their talents, the Women's Center assists all University women in reaching their full potential. The URI Women's Center works with others in the URI community to provide experiences that achieve learning outcomes concerning women's issues.