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. Included in the ISE office is the Office of International Student Services (OISS), which specifically addresses international student success and immigration.

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. Weekly 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.

More Information


Tony Johnson
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
401 454-6638

Chris Lauth
Assistant Director of Diversity Programs   
401 277-4867

Emma Montague
Administrative Coordinator
401 277-4908


phone: 401 277-4957
fax: 401 454-6605

Carr House
210 Benefit Street (2nd floor)

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

Furniture Design students walk along the riverfront, carrying their projects to class.