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LGBTQIA+ is an inclusive acronym for many intersections of the queer community including but not limited to: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual...

RISD Policies

Our Commitment 


To learn more about RISD's policies on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, click the links below:

RISD Policy on Gender Identity & Expression

Chosen Name Policy: for those wishing to go by a first name that is different from their legal birth name while on campus.

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 welcomed. 


If you would like support as a member or an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community at RISD, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to stop by The Ewing Multicultural Center or email us at


Alternatively, you can access additional resources on this website.

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