Intercultural Student Engagement

The Office of Intercultural Student Engagement promotes cultural awareness, dialogue, and interaction while serving as a hands-on resource for specific RISD communities. Primary target communities include students of color; international students; students identifying within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) spectrum; religious and/or spiritual students; and those dedicated to inclusive community. 

The office provides leadership in the areas of student success, retention programs, campus education, and immigration compliance. The office works closely with RISD’s faculty, staff, and administrators. As a resource, it advises students on social, cultural, and personal matters, financial aid issues, and academic procedures. It assists in student and leadership development through supporting and advising student cultural groups.

THE JUICE! Top 10 Cultural and Community Events
If you’re looking for a little artistic inspiration, THE JUICE! is just the resource you need. Monthly emails provide a dynamic list of diversity-related events taking place both on-campus and within the Providence area. For an academic subscription to THE JUICE!, send an email to requesting to be added to their e-distribution list.

For a listing of RISD’s student cultural opportunities, visit the Student Clubs + Organizations page.

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Barbara Baker
Director of Intercultural Student Engagement
401 277-4820



phone: 401 277-4908
fax: 401 454-6605

Ewing Multicultural Center
41 Waterman Street

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

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