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Center For Diversity & Inclusion

Ringling College of Art and Design


Welcome to  Ringling College of Art and Design's Center of Diversity & Inclusion!


The Center for Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) opened its doors in August 2019 as a manifestation of a formal Ringling College commitment to cultivate, promote and advance the diversity and inclusion of students, faculty, and staff on our vibrant and inclusive campus. 


As a world-renowned art institution, poised to be THE preeminent art and design college worldwide, Ringling College lives and breathes our commitment to developing holistic students who are ethical artists and equity-minded practitioners. Our students embrace all dimensions of diversity and inclusion through creative and self expression, practice cultural awareness, and are willing to engage in the necessary and often difficult conversations and decision-making that leads to transformational change for student learning and achievement. The CDI is dedicated to fostering our students' growth in order to empower them in creating positive, deep cultural change, and transformational impact in our ever-changing world. Upon graduating, our students are prepared to leverage their passion and knowledge to fulfill the growing needs of the diverse communities they serve.


From our rich assembly of student, staff, and faculty constituents on campus, to the vast opportunities offered to learn and serve in community artistic contexts, the CDI strives to celebrate diversity and inclusion on our campus.

We invite you to explore all that CDI has to offer our campus community, and stop by to visit our Center.

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