Our commitment to social equity and inclusion

In today’s interconnected, rapidly changing world, members of the RISD community benefit from a heightened level of intercultural literacy and global awareness. Our community also shares core principles of inclusion, equity, access, agency and mutual respect, both on campus and more broadly through our individual interactions in the world. The following Social Equity and Inclusion Action Plan details important steps members of the RISD community are taking to ensure that we uphold these values and integrate them even more fully into the fabric of our campus culture.

“We embrace difference—the very distinctiveness that makes each member of the community a valued contributor to life and work at RISD.” Rosanne Somerson / president