Message from Student Affairs

In Student Affairs we create opportunities for students to develop personally, socially and intellectually, building the skills needed for success and achievement as engaged citizens. Our staff serves as advocates for all RISD students and fosters a wide range of co-curricular experiences reflecting the values of community, inclusiveness, responsibility, leadership and well-being.

Please feel free to contact me at or 401 454-6655 with any questions or ideas about improving the RISD experience.

Maggie Balch
Dean, Student Affairs


Student Services

Learn how RISD offers to help students with practical matters and encourage and inspire their creative endeavors.

View the directory of student services.

Get Involved

We invite you to share your talents and expertise with the RISD community.

Parents Council
For information please contact Sarah Sligo at


Graduates let loose at the close of RISD's colorful outdoor Commencement.