Racial Equity Resources

Hearing the call for action

"We are committed to action, creating a University culture in which we all feel secure, heard, and respected."
—President's Cabinet in a message June 29, 2020

Recent Initiatives

Established Programs

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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

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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

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Native Student Programs

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

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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

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Social justice in our graduate schools

Ongoing and annual events

Additional Resources

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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

Title IX and other student support resources are also available, as is anonymous reporting of discrimination via Ethicspoint.

Report a concern via Ethicspoint

 

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External resources

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

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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

A national diversity and inclusion questionnaire will be open to U of R students, faculty, and staff/administrators in three separate segments. (Photo by William Vasta)
University introduces diversity and inclusion survey

The Diverse Learning Environments Survey, developed at UCLA and used by institutions across the nation, will measure the campus climate for diversity and inclusion.

Assuming his position mere weeks before the University of Redlands campuses closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer Christopher Jones, J.D., has had to acquaint himself with much of the University community virtually. (Photo by Coco McKown '04, '10)
Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer looks forward

Assuming his position mere weeks before the University of Redlands campuses closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer Christopher Jones, J.D., has had to acquaint himself with much of the University community virtually.

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Inclusive Community and Justice Fund awards support initiatives from across the University

“We were impressed by the range of excellent proposals we received,” says Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer Christopher Jones, J.D.