Racial Equity Resources

Hearing the call for action

“We will listen and learn from each other and work to hear and amplify the voices of those who have been marginalized, and we will use every opportunity to create lasting change in alignment with these objectives.”
—Faculty, administration, and trustees in a joint anti-racism statement, November 2020

Recent Initiatives

Established Programs


Race and Ethnic Studies Program

Students in the Race and Ethnic Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences study the complex and often challenging issues of race, ethnicity, and racism from an interdisciplinary perspective. Learn more


Partnership with Tuskegee University

The University of Redlands has established a historic partnership with historically black college Tuskegee University, including student exchange and joint programs. Learn more


Native Student Programs

Native Student Programs provide a safe, supportive environment for Native students. Learn more


First-Generation Student Programs

U of R’s First-Generation Student Programs include a special summer program for entering College students, peer mentorship, and a book lending program. Learn more

Making a Redlands education affordable and accessible

As part of the Forever Yours campaign, U of R has raised over $112.8 million for scholarship support, exceeding its $100 million goal in this area. A significant portion of these funds provide scholarships and financial aid for first-generation students and members of underrepresented groups. 

Support the Scholarship Promise


Social justice in our graduate schools

Ongoing and annual events

Additional Resources


U of R community, support, and reporting

In addition to the programs above, the College’s Clubs and Organizations include the Asian Student Association, Association of Latino Professionals for America, Black Student Union, Native American Student Union, and Middle Eastern Student Association, as well as inclusive Greek life

Reports about equity concerns can be made via the Office of Equity and Title IX, which can also help connect students with an array of other support resources.

Report a concern



External resources

Learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement, the path to becoming anti-racist, and more. 


Trends at the U of R

The University’s current work in diversity, equity, and inclusion builds on past decades, in which the U of R student body has become more representative of the state, the President’s Cabinet has become more diverse, and financial aid has increased to support a higher number of high-financial-need, first-generation, and underrepresented students.

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Latest from the Bulldog Blog

In honor of the speech that Martin Luther King Jr. gave in 1963, students, faculty members, and staff wrote their dreams on paper bags that were then used as lanterns and placed in the Quad on the main campus during a week of events that celebrated the activist's life and work. (Photo by Coco McKown '04, '10)
Exploring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week featured events that facilitated important conversations about racism, activism, inclusion, and service.

Students in the LGBTQ+ Leadership Certificate program listen to a wide variety of speakers, including (from top left to bottom right): Rev. Annanda G. Barclay, Bishop Tonyia Rawls, Jose Richard Aviles, Dr. Donovan Ackley III, Candi Brings Plenty, Ted Lewis, Urooj Arshad, and Rev. Louis Mitchell.
Certificate program supports those who support the LGBTQ community

“This certificate gave me the knowledge to be a better educator in my community,” says school counselor Ruth Sotomayor ’90, ’02, ’11.

“At Redlands, every step of the way—from financial aid to applying to graduating—people were calling me and checking in to make sure I understood the information," says Alondra Gallardo '20, '21.
Fullerton College student takes advantage of pathway to U of R

A program that streamlines the transfer of Fullerton College students into the University of Redlands School of Business and provides classes on the Fullerton campus was a great fit for Alondra Gallardo ’20, ’21, who is now studying for her MBA.