Diversity is not a major part of the URI student body, but there are a variety of races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic classes that attend URI. Students are not afraid to promote and show their pride for all their differences. Although the campus may not be that diverse, there are a lot of organizations that promote awareness and educate people about differences. Diversity Week is a great example of this. Students get the chance to experience an event outside of their normal everyday life, which is important in the understanding of social, moral, and physical differences.
Even though URI is not an overwhelming diverse university, it is very accepting of different cultures. Minorities should not feel threatened or intimidated by the large Caucasian population on campus. Students are open-minded and fair in their attitudes toward diversity. URI and the surrounding community are unprejudiced in their thoughts on diversity.