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Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Organizational Development

Mission and Purpose

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Organizational Development is responsible for creating strategies and initiatives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive learning environment for all CCRI faculty, staff and students. Our office partners with various departments across the college to help ensure that diversity, equity and inclusivity are authentically integrated into all facets of the institution.

Strategic Focus

Our Office goals are designed with the intention of advancing CCRI's DEI related strategic goals as outlined in the 2022 Strategic Plan. These six focus points will help equip the institution with the tools needed to leverage diversity and inclusivity as tools to drive student success and to center equity at the heart of institutional effectiveness.

  • Eliminate student equity gaps
  • Establish a shared framework for executing diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the college
  • Increase DEI-related branding, communication, training and professional development
  • Improve diverse representation within faculty and staff through strategic recruitment and best retention practices
  • Implement culturally responsive pedagogical practices to support student success
  • Build capacity for employees to prioritize DEI and professional development

Inclusive Practitioners

Do you have a great idea to help create a more inclusive campus environment? Share your idea and partner with our office by clicking on the link below. Once the form is submitted our Office will contact you via email to talk about the next steps. 

Idea Catcher


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Training and Development

The Office of DEI & OD provides trainings and resources to enhance employee knowledge and competencies to ensure success in the workplace. Click here to learn about our offerings.

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Meet the DEI Council

The DEI Council is made up of CCRI faculty and staff committed to creating a culture of belonging and inclusivity for all members of the CCRI Community. Click here to learn about our members.

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Upcoming Events

Learn about upcoming events and ways to participate in planned activities to engage our CCRI Community. Click here to see the scheduled events.

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