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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Rice

Honoring Dr. Raymond Johnson

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Johnson's groundbreaking
enrollment as the first black student to attend Rice University,
President David Leebron presented Dr. Johnson with special
recognitions from the City of Houston and the State of Texas.

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2015 ARUBA new alumni reception

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Dr. Raymond Johnson, recipient of 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

He is joined by President David Leebron and several alumni, faculty, staff and friends at the Laureates Dinner May 16, 2015.

Honoring Dr. Raymond Johnson

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Dr.Johnson's groundbreaking enrollment as the first black student to attend Rice University.

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Diversity Documents

To be succesful in fulfilling our mission of inclusive excellence, we must commit ourselves to:

  • Acknowledging our differences
  • Seeking critical mass for underrepresented populations
  • Enriching our learning environment

 

 

Diversity Documents

 

The Rice University Commitment to Cultural Inclusiveness

 

          Rice University is convinced that it can most effectively carry out its “Enduring Vision” in a learning community drawn from the full range of ethnic and cultural traditions represented in Houston, our nation and throughout the world. Further, in the spirit of academic excellence, the University recognizes its educational responsibility to prepare its students to live, work, serve, and lead in our increasingly diverse society.

          The Rice commitment to cultural inclusiveness, therefore, is not represented merely in numerical terms.  It is much more.  It represents a way of thinking, seeing, and behaving that demonstrates a learned understanding and respect for all ethnic and cultural traditions.  Cultural inclusiveness at Rice embodies the University’s commitment to an atmosphere of civility and rich dialogue where these various traditions can contribute to a sharing of perspectives in the pursuit of scholarship and truth.  It includes the acknowledgment -- both individual and collective -- of those ethnic or racial groups whose contributions to the history of our nation and the University deserve far more recognition than they have been accorded in the past.  It also includes the recognition and celebration of the cultural differences that bind together the Rice community.
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Adopted unanimously by the Rice University Board of Trustees September 1997.

 

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