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Institutional Diversity

Office of Institutional Diversity

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The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) supports the College’s mission to create a rich learning, living, and working environment that affirms the ess​ential dignity of every person. We aspire to be a campus that reflects the rich diversity of God​’s creation while simultaneously preparing students for faithful and thoughtful engagement within a global workforce.​ W​e work collaboratively across all divisions of the institution as well as the greater community. See how you can get involved.​

Featured Event​​​​

Six Views on Catholic & Dominican Identity and Contemporary Approaches to Diversity ​​
Part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative 
Wednesday, February 15, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Slavin Center ’64 Hall 
RSVP to diversity@providence.edu 

A dialogue on the challenges, tensions, and opportunities at the intersection of Catholic & Dominican identity and contemporary approaches to diversity. Dialogue will feature a series of short talks from Providence College students, staff, and faculty, including

  • Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., professor of biology and theology
  • Michael R. Bartels ’18, president of PC History Club
  • Patrick H. Breen, Ph.D., associate professor of history
  • Matthew Cuddeback, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy
  • Tiffany Gaffney, MBA, assistant dean of students
  • Jennifer Illuzzi, Ph.D., associate professor of history​
  • Nicholas Sailor '17, president of Student Athletic Advisory Council​

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 Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P. '80