“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
Initiatives range from the introduction of a campus climate survey to changes in hiring procedures, the composition of the President’s Cabinet, and resources for the U of R Board of Trustees.
The University is introducing ongoing diversity and inclusion training for students, staff, administrators, and faculty.
Campus Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) serves as a catalyst to the campus community on matters related to diversity and programming.
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
Native Student Programs provide a safe, supportive environment for Native students. Learn more
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
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
The University of Redlands has launched a First-Generation Reception to welcome students who are the first in their families to go to college.
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.View infographics
After receiving her MBA from the School of Business, U of R employee Mai Vang ’18, ’22 decided to pursue a doctoral degree from the School of Education, where she is researching a topic that is particularly relevant to her own life—the experiences of mothers of color in graduate school.
Writing to the University community on behalf of the President’s Cabinet, U of R Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer Christopher Jones and President Ralph W. Kuncl reiterate the University’s commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the wake of the shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16.
“I feel like it’s easier for me to make an impact here,” says Ellis Hodo ’21, who is currently encouraging others to participate in U of R’s Campus Climate Survey.