General Policies

Student Conduct

Members of the RISD community, including participants in the Young Artist Program, are expected to exhibit considerate and appropriate behavior. Examples of prohibited behavior are:

  • disruption of learning
  • threats to the safety of self or others
  • foul or obscene gestures or language
  • disrespect to others
  • destruction of property or theft

Student status is a privilege subject to certain expectations. RISD reserves the right to suspend or dismiss students at any time for conduct that RISD deems to be detrimental to the RISD community or that violates laws of the State of Rhode Island or the United States.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Rhode Island School of Design does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in admission to, participation in, or administration of its educational programs and activities; in employment; or in its other programs and activities.

Notice to People with Disabilities

Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education attempts to make its classes, programs, events and services accessible by providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations. If you need accommodations to participate in any class, program or event offered by RISD CE, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services at Requests for accommodations should be made at the time of registration. Arrangements for all accommodations requested less than two weeks before the start of the program/course(s) cannot be guaranteed, and many accommodations take time to arrange. It is in your best interest to make your formal requests as early as possible to ensure accommodations are in place prior to the start of the program/course(s). Failure to do so might limit our ability to meet your needs.

Please note that modifications cannot be made to program or course curriculum. If you need access to the RISD Continuing Education offices at 345 South Main Street, Providence, please contact an Enrollment Assistant at 401 454-6200 or for further assistance.

Photographs and Videos

We sometimes take photos and videos of students and their artwork for the purpose of promoting RISD CE programming on our website, brochures and other marketing materials. During registration you will be asked to review our Photo Release Consent Policy, and either authorize or not authorize photo release consent. By authorizing consent, you are allowing RISD CE to record your or your dependent’s image, likeness, voice, and/or art works created in connection with this registration on a photographic, video, audio, digital, or electronic medium for any purpose that RISD may deem appropriate, including without limitation promotional or advertising efforts.

If we have used a photo or video of you that you would prefer not to have used, please contact us at All photos and videos are the property of RISD CE.

Use of Student Artwork

In accordance with RISD’s Intellectual Property Policy, RISD Continuing Education students generally own, and are free to exploit, the intellectual property rights to the artwork they produce in CE classes, while RISD CE has a limited right to make, use, and display images of student artwork for marketing, promotional, archival, reference, research, classroom, educational, and other noncommercial purposes. RISD CE will credit students for the use of such images wherever possible. Reproductions of student artwork may be edited at RISD CE’s discretion, but in doing so, RISD CE will make a good faith effort to act respectfully and responsibly so as not to unduly compromise the integrity of the original artwork.