Diversity at Providence College
Diversity at Providence College
As a predominantly white institution, PC aims to work equitably and thoughtfully to strengthen the experiences of students who identify as members of BIPOC communities.
Justin Babu ’23
Studying for a month in Ireland, hosting a radio show, and advocating for inclusivity at the local YMCA are only a few things keeping Justin busy.
Mariela Flores ’23
At PC, Mariela has found a community and a passion in helping others as a resident assistant, and as a mentor to first-year and first-generation students.
Santiago “Santi” Najarro Cano ’24
A first-generation American, Santi is a campus leader studying Marketing and Theatre, who describes himself as an artist as much as businessperson.
representation by the numbers
AT a GLANCE
multicultural scholars program
The MSP supports students who are have exceptional potential for leadership in service of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Providence College and in their future careers.
- Four-year, full or partial tuition scholarship
- Transitions pre-orientation program
- Academic advising and mentoring
- Cohort meetings
…I hope to be a part of our students’ support network, provide resources, and see them through the end.Adebimpe “Addie” Dare
Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Student Success
PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES
Providence College has designed dozens of essential campus resources that are integral to the growth and success of PC students — many designed specifically to support members of BIPOC communities.
The Horizons Program helps to fulfill the college’s commitment to give students the tools to navigate and acclimate to the campus culture while maintaining their identities and cultural values. It supports multicultural students, first year through senior year, and includes a weekend retreat in the fall semester.Learn More about Horizons
The PC1G Initiative is designed to help first-generation students and their families find resources and programs, and have their questions answered. To raise awareness for the first-generation student experience, members of the community are invited to celebrate First-Generation College Student Day each Novembers and PC1G Senior Celebration each May.Learn More About PC1G
Peer Mentoring Program
PMP builds community, offers social and academic support, and creates a reflective environment for students. The PMP program teaches students how to navigate the college community, balance relationships between home and campus, and create a network of support from peers and faculty.Learn More About Peer Mentoring
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE EN ESPAÑOL
En Providence College, te uniras a una comunidad motivada y desafiante, basada em la tradición católica y dominicana e inspirada en pensar en grande y en nuevas ideas.Descargar más información
There are tons of resources, both personal and material, at a college campus but you have to know that they are there and how to access them, which is often not something first-gen students know.Dr. Christopher Arroyo
Philosophy Professor and PC1G Partner
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Bilingual Mass Ensemble
English as a Second
Global Service Immersion
African American Society
Believers of Words
Motherland Dance Group
Footprints Gospel Choir
Association of Latino
Professionals for America
National Association of
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Rights Coalition (PIRC)
Society Organized Against Racism
Board of Multicultural
Student Affairs (BMSA)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. HAS IT ALL
Conveniently situated 50 miles from Boston and three hours from New York City by car, Providence is serviced by Rhode Island TF Green International Airport, Amtrak, and several coach bus lines. There’s plenty to enjoy when you visit Providence College. Stay a while — you won’t regret it.
EXPLORE THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE
“Providence provides all the value and possibility of city life without the crowds and frenzied energy of a larger city. To me, this makes the theater, art, food, opportunities to experience new things, and the diversity you have in an urban area all more accessible.”Dr. Christopher Chambers
Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology