Diversity and Inclusion

And we are a community comprised of beliefs and backgrounds from every corner of the world.

That’s why we elevate, support, and empower our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and supporters to celebrate their differences in an environment of trust and respect.

Art and design exists and thrives through diversity. Diversity of thought and perspective shapes cultures and conversations. It comprises the foundation on which Ringling College is built.

Every member of our community adds to who we are: a dedicated, curious, quirky, and talented blend of creatives. We are relentless in our pursuit of brilliance and uncompromising in our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

And you are welcome here.


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Principles That Define Our Community

We strive to be a diverse educational environment of inclusive acceptance.

We celebrate our diversity.

We are a community that embraces learning from the differences in people, ideas and opinions.

We are a campus community of shared responsibility, working together to enable each person to learn, grow, and realize their full potential.

We care about each other, each other's feelings, and each other's successes.

We value fairness.

We respect the dignity and humanity of each other and work to treat each other with civility.

We value kindness.

We nurture the uniqueness of each individual.

We value engagement and encourage contribution to this community through leadership and service - through the sharing of the unique creative talents and gifts that each member of the community brings.

We encourage responsible decisions and actions, ones that will hopefully make you, your family, your friends, and Ringling College proud.

We care about this special place called Ringling College of Art & Design and all members of our community.


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