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Prof. Joan R. Branham, Dept. of Art and Art History: “We encourage our students here to…speak their minds (and) to think critically.” (:55)

Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., '80, Providence College President: “The whole goal of education is to have your mind and your heart be enlarged.” (1:11)

​Embracing Diversity

Recognizing that all are created in God’s image and likeness, we will promote a campus culture that is respectful of the dignity of every individual and in which diversity in many forms and expressions is valued and appreciated.

What it includes:

  • Creation of an Office of Institutional Diversity, led by a chief diversity officer
  • Actively recruiting, supporting, and retaining diverse faculty, staff, students, and trustees
  • Integrating diversity into the curriculum and extending a more global outlook to studying the Development of Western Civilization
  • Providing ongoing opportunities for community interaction to create greater understanding of and appreciation for diverse perspectives

How we’ll know we’ve succeeded:

When our campus is inclusive and welcoming of all, where diversity is considered in every aspect of campus life and institutional decision-making, offering a climate that inspires respect and learning from different perspectives. 

Providence College Statement on Diversity

Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity