The Office of Institutional Diversity
Guided by our belief in the essential dignity of every person, the Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) at Providence College strives to create an academic and campus culture that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse community of students, faculty and staff that reflect the diversity of the Catholic Church, and broader world in which we live and work.
A diverse campus community is inextricably linked to academic excellence. It provides a rich intellectual environment, consisting of a broader range of questions, perspectives, and scholarly interests, better preparing all our graduates to live, work and serve others in an increasingly global and multicultural society.
To the Mine I Will Not Go
Freedom and the Abolition of Slavery on the Colombian Black Pacific 1821-1852
Yesenia Barragan, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
Oct. 2, 4:30 pm, Slavin Center 112 (Fishbowl)
This presentation examines the social repercussions of this Law of the
Free Womb in the Republic of New Granada (modern-day Colombia,
Venezuela, Panama, and Ecuador), established in 1821, specifically
focusing on the Pacific Coastal province of Chocó, once the gold-mining
center of the former Spanish empire. More info
Office of Institutional Diversity Newsletter
The OID Newsletter which will be published several times during the year and will provide the PC community with information on the initiatives, goals and objectives that the OID undertakes to advance the College's Strategic Plan for Diversity in support of the College's mission.
A Message to the Providence College Community from Father Shanley
At Providence College, we seek to create an environment characterized by openness, fairness, and equal access for all students, staff, and faculty. A welcoming and inclusive campus climate is grounded in mutual respect, nurtured by dialogue, and characterized by a pattern of civil interaction. Creating and maintaining a community environment that respects individual needs, abilities, and potential is critically important.