DEI Educator Guide

JWU Allies

JWU Black Student Alliance

JWU Cultural Connections Club

JWU Shabach Step Team

JWU Counseling Services

Mental health is important. This confidential resource supports JWU students in managing their emotional wellbeing. We offer short-term individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, and referrals. Stephanie Dixon, director of JWU Providence Counseling Services:

We believe it is critically important for our students to be seen and to be heard during this time. Counseling Services will continue to be a safe and affirming place for students to be seen, to be heard, and to be supported. We are committed to supporting our students and working to effect change in our campus community and beyond. Students are dealing with so much uncertainty right now along with a tremendous amount of emotion and feelings like anger, pain, fear, grief, sadness, to name a only a few. If students feel isolated and are having difficulties coping we would strongly encourage them to reach out for support.

To make an appointment, call our office at 401-598-1016. For after-hours emergencies, contact an on-call counselor at 888-222-4805.

Equity & Compliance Services (ECS)

Dedicated to fostering ethical practices and working with the JWU community, ECS strives to promote a culture of equity and compliance, and advance JWU’s commitment to creating an environment that values integrity, shared respect and responsibility. Contact our team or to learn more about our areas of focus, services, policies & resources, reporting options (including anonymous reporting options) and nondiscrimination campus liaisons.

Silent Witness Program

This program allows students to report concerns anonymously to Campus Safety & Security (CS&S), especially when students are nervous about coming forward. Note: this program does not replace the need to contact CS&S directly with information about an emergency or potential harmful situation. During those situations, contact CS&S immediately at 401-598-1103.

JWU Courses: Perspective & Inclusion

Many undergraduate courses in the College of Arts & Sciences engage students in a discussion about race & multicultural identity.
View a Sample Course List, or review the JWU Catalog for full course offerings and descriptions.


The book discussion was facilitated by JWU Librarians: Sarah Campbell, Jenny Castel, Kerry Caparco, and Erika Gearing. We are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all attendees. 

  1. Please respect privacy. Being part of this discussion requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussion makes for great conversation, but may also expose sensitive and private emotions. What is shared in this group should stay in the group.
  2. Be kind and courteous. We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
  3. No hate speech or bullying. Bullying is not allowed and degrading comments about race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.