Rice University seeks to maintain a diverse community at all levels and "to build bridges whenever essential and dismantle walls wherever necessary." In keeping with that spirit, the Office of Multicultural Community Relations was established in 1998 to enhance relationships between Rice and the minority communities inside and outside the university. As Rice prepares to enter its second century, Rice president David Leebron has emphasized that the university continues to aspire "to cultivate a diverse community of learning."
Multicultural Community Relations extends Rice's wealth of enrichment opportunities to everyone in the Houston community through coordination with local multicultural groups. These groups comprise current students, alumni, and neighborhood and city associations.
The pursuit of a more tolerant society begins with frank discussion. By hosting conferences and community dialgoues around our campus and beyond, our knowledgeable staff is at the forefront of that conversation.
Through a number of outreach programs, Rice University fosters a culture of understanding between diverse people, ideas and perspectives. Find out how we're enriching our community - and yours - by becoming involved in one of our many outreach programs.
Rice at Large
Our award-winning publication, Rice at Large, raises awareness for the university's outreach programs, while building a bridge between the university and our diverse community.
For college-bound students looking for financial help, the search just got easier. We have compiled a list of scholarships available to local students.
By providing many with a glimpse of college life for the first time, our tours encourage students to think about furthering their education.