In the spirit of inclusive excellence, the Rice University Office of Diversity and Inclusion seeks to support and guide the university community in fulfilling its mission of “cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery” by facilitating a campus environment that promotes diversity, inclusion, and academic achievement through active engagement with all areas of campus life.


Cultivate a diverse community with our current students

By conducting forums of small groups of students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives

By supporting student-sponsored activities (being present or otherwise engaged)

By serving as a resource for residential College Presidents and Magister.

Cultivate more diversity and inclusion within our faculty

By supporting the diversity components of faculty research

By supporting the efforts of the Office of Faculty Development

By supporting faculty affinity groups

By helping faculty to engage students from underrepresented backgrounds

Cultivate more diversity and inclusion within our staff

By collaborating with HR to increase the pool of minority candidates

By supporting staff affinity groups to feel more included in the Rice culture

By increasing inclusion awareness across the campus

Cultivate a diverse community with our past students

By communicating with alumni affinity groups about what current students are doing (via Facebook and email alerts)

By supporting activities sponsored by alumni affinity groups

Cultivate a diverse community with our future students (applicants)

By referring prospective undergraduate students to the coordinator of minority recruitment in the admissions office

By supporting admissions activities and events (VISION, Owl Days, etc.)

By collaborating with GPS in promoting graduate admissions, including referring candidates to the appropriate departments/programs

[Updated 6/12/18]


Diversity and Inclusion
Allen Center, Room 220
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


Rice University
Diversity and Inclusion,MS 3
P. O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Email: diversity@rice.edu
Phone: 713.348.5688
Fax: 713.348.5759


For undergraduate student assistance:

For graduate student assistance: