This section of our website has been designed for the LGBTQIA+ Community at RISD and their fabulous allies. Whether you’re here to get connected in the community, get support, or learn more about the culture to help support a friend or loved one who just came out to you – you’ll find it here. Please contact our office for more information!



This is an encompassing acronym for many intersections of our community including but not limited to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Polyamorous, Allies.


Do you have questions or concerns about being a member of the LGBTQIA+ Community?

We would love to hear from you.  You can stop by our offices located in The Ewing Multicultural Center anytime during office hours Monday-Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM or email us at   Alternatively, you can read the many resources on this website.  We're constantly updating this web page so please feel free to email if you see any errors.   


Our commitment: 

ISE is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students. It is our mission to provide education and resources for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty and staff. All ISE staff office space and the Ewing Multicultural Center serve as safe spaces provided by our office where any community member can feel safe and supported.



  • CHOSEN NAME POLICY  Learn more about RISD’s Chosen Name Policy for those wishing to go by a first name that is different from their legal birth name while on campus.