Office of Intercultural Student Engagement

Office of  Intercultural Student Engagement
Carr House, Second floor
401-277-4957

Tony Johnson,  Director
401-454-6638, ajohnson@risd.edu

The Office of  Intercultural Student Engagement assists the RISD community-at-large in shaping a culturally inclusive and supportive environment that enables all its members the opportunity to fully contribute to and benefit from the total RISD experience. The Office coordinates enriching social and academic opportunities for cultural awareness, dialogue, and understanding. The office services the needs of the total RISD community while providing specific support to RISD’s students of color, marginalized populations, and those interested in multi-cultural work.

The Office assists the RISD community-at-large in shaping a culturally inclusive and supportive environment that enables all its members the opportunity to fully contribute to and benefit from the total RISD experience. The Office coordinates enriching opportunities for cultural awareness, dialogue, and interaction. The office provides service to the total RISD community while providing specific support to RISD’s artists of color, those from international backgrounds, and those dedicated to inclusive community.

As a resource for RISD’s minority populations, the Office advises students on social, cultural, and personal matters, financial aid issues, and academic procedures.  The Office works closely with faculty members, staff, and administrators to ensure every opportunity for minority populations to realize their academic goals and personal growth. The staff assists in student development and leadership through supporting and advising campus cultural groups on planning events, activities, and lectures, and similar community building programs.

The Office of  Intercultural Student Engagement is located on the second floor of Carr House and is open weekdays, 8:30AM to 4:30pm. We encourage students, staff, and faculty interested in campus diversity to contact the Office to discuss collaborative opportunities.

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