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Equal Employment Opportunity


Commitment to Equal Opportunities

RISD upholds the federal Equal Employment Opportunity act and employs individuals based on personal capabilities and qualifications without unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

RISD values cultural, ethnic, intellectual and other diversity among applicants and employees as enriching to the environment on campus. Human Resources works to make employment opportunities widely known and give full consideration to all qualified candidates.

RISD is committed to the following principles and procedures:

  • upholding EEO provisions in making employment-related decisions in areas such as recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment
  • ensuring that employment policies are administered fairly and lawfully
  • ensuring that unlawful harassment is not tolerated

Revision history

This policy was last reviewed/modified on: 10/10/2014

Next scheduled review will be on the following date or as needed: 10/10/2022


Issuing Office

Human Resources

Responsible Officer

Vice President for Human Resources

Individuals/offices required for review and changes

Office of the General Counsel

Vice President for Social Equity and Inclusion

Director of Employment and Employee Development