The URI Division of Student Affairs recognizes the need for ongoing dialogue pertaining to issues related to Diversity and Multiculturalism; and in 2004 established this committee of administrators, professional staff members and students to address these important priorities. The committee seeks to develop specific efforts of Education and Awareness that will enhance sensitivity toward, and inclusion of, all historically under-represented and disenfranchised groups.
The committee will advise and assist the Vice President of Student Affairs and, when appropriate, members of the Division of Student Affairs on a range of diversity issues including but not limited to the following:
The Student Affairs Diversity Committee seeks collaboration with the Academic Affairs Diversity Task Force, and with other URI Division Diversity Committees.
The Student Affairs Diversity Committee encourages collaboration with both student and staff organizations.
Separately, organizations and individuals may apply to the Student Affairs Diversity Grant Fund for small grants to support diversity related events or projects.
Includes departments that administratively report to the VP Student Affairs, and Student Affairs Affiliate departments whose work relates to historically under-represented student populations at URI.
Bobby Britto-Oliveira, Talent Development Program
Katrina Dorsey, Diversity Fund, Office of Student Life
Dan Graney, Bias Response Team, Office of Student Life
Ellen Reynolds, Health Services
Carolyn Thomas, Career Services
Steve Mello, Dining Services
Kevin Martins, Student Life
Robert Samuels, Counseling Center
Robert Vincent, Memorial Union/Leadership Program
Jeff Plouffe, Housing and Residential Life
Carol Pegg, Student Affairs, Office of the Vice President, Co-Chair
Pamela Rohland, Disability Services for Students/Office of Student Life, Co-Chair
Amy Olson, Hillel, URI Chaplains Association
Naomi Thompson, Associate Vice President, Division of Community Equity & Diversity
Annie M. Kosar, LGBT Center, Division of CED
Carolyn Sovet, Women's Center, Division of CED
Melvin Wade, Multicultural Center, Division of CED