PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Location:  Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor
Phone:     401-232-6946
Website:  https://info.bryant.edu/pwc-center-diversity-inclusion

Through outreach, empowerment, advocacy, and education, the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion (PwC CDI) works to promote an inclusive campus environment in which the voices and experiences of diverse individuals are valued and embodied. Our focus on the intersectionality of identities highlights the multidimensional and complex values that each of us bring to Bryant and emphasizes the imperative of being culturally competent. We view diversity and inclusion as relevant to all members of the Bryant community and define diversity in its broadest sense to include, but not to limit to, race, ethnicity, color, religious identity, spiritual beliefs, assigned sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, national origin, socioeconomic status, and age. The PwC CDI is comprised of the Intercultural Center, the Hochberg Women’s Center and the Pride Center.

 

Intercultural Center

Location:  Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor
Phone:     401-232-6946
Website:  https://info.bryant.edu/intercultural-center

A hub for international and domestic multicultural students and organizations, the Intercultural Center supports and advocates for students and groups by providing culturally enriching programs and educational workshops that focus on race, culture, ethnicity, and social justice. Staff at the ICC serve as advocates for international and domestic multicultural students and are available for consultation. The ICC is responsible for compliance with immigration regulations for the university and serves as the home of the Multicultural Student Union and the International Student Organization, two student organizations. The office creates programs to enhance appreciation for and awareness of cultural diversity. As part of the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Intercultural Center works in tandem with the other centers that comprise the PwC CDI to ensure an inclusive Bryant Community.

Pride Center

Location: Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor
Phone:    401-232-6854
Website:  https://info.bryant.edu/pride-center

The Pride Center is safe space for all members of the Bryant community to enhance their understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and related issues through social and educational programs and trainings. The Pride Center offers opportunities for dialogue and education pertaining to gender and sexuality and affirms and celebrates the intersectional identities of its community members. The Pride Center is home of Bryant Pride, a student organization. As part of the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Pride Center works in tandem with the other centers that comprise the PwC CDI to ensure an inclusive Bryant Community.

Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women's Center

Location:  Fisher Student Center, 2nd Floor
Phone:     401-232-6854
Website:   https://info.bryant.edu/hochberg-womens-center

The Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women’s Center engages the campus community in meaningful discussions surrounding gender equity, women’s empowerment, gender, and sexuality. The Hochberg Women’s Center is committed to enhancing the quality of life for women at Bryant University by providing a forum for all students to discuss issues facing women; both on campus and around the world. The Women’s Center is the home of the Alliance for Women’s Awareness, a student organization, and violence prevention and advocacy services. As part of the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Hochberg Women’s Center works in tandem with the other centers that comprise the PwC CDI to ensure an inclusive Bryant community.

Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Phone:     401-232-6900
Email:      dei@bryant.edu 
Website:  https://www.bryant.edu/campus-and-community/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (IDEI) focuses on campus wide strategic initiatives to create and maintain an inclusive community. IDEI works with every divisional leader to align university efforts and oversees the work of the Council for Inclusive Excellence and the Student Advisory Board for Inclusive Excellence.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy as to Students

Bryant University admits students of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally afforded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate unlawfully on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. In addition, Bryant University does not discriminate unlawfully against the disabled and is in full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Inquiries/complaints with regard to discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, color or national or ethnic origin should be directed to the Vice President for Student Affairs:

Bryant University
1150 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, RI 02917-1284
401-232-6046

Inquiries/complaints with regard to disabled student issues should be directed to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917-1284, who has been designated by Bryant University to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with the Rehabilitation Act and the ADA:

Phone: 401-232-6046; TDD: 401-231-2860; E-mail: jdenio@bryant.edu

Persons may also contact Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region One, Boston, MA 02109, regarding the University’s compliance with regulations.

Last Modified: October 15, 2021