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Rhode Island School of Design

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
2 College St
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Phone
(401) 454-6100
Email address
admissions@risd.edu
School Information
"Rhode Island School of Design is a private, nonprofit college founded in Providence, RI in 1877—making it one of the first art and design schools in the US. Approximately 2,500 students from around the world are engaged in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”), where they earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in 21 majors. Each year more than 5,800 children and adults also access our specialized studio facilities through RISD|CE courses. The university employs over 610 faculty. (Source: https://www.risd.edu/about/)
General Information
Rhode Island School of Design has taken steps to fund the teaching of critical race theory. Despite having a $50,000,000 deficit, the school will be hiring 10 professors "specializing in race, decolonization, and cultural representation". The exact courses taught by the incoming faculty are yet to be announced. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school has a website that showcases a record of their accountability to anti-racism with expanded curriculum and diversity through the seven-year strategic plan.
Program and Research Funding
  • Despite a $50,000,000 deficit, the school will be hiring 10 professors "specializing in race, decolonization, and cultural representation".
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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