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


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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Participating in a panel discussion about leading in a male-dominated field are  (clockwise from top left): StarChain Ventures Managing Partner Radhika Iyengar, Chapman University CIO Helen Norris, U of R Deputy Chief Technology Officer Kimberly Perna, Kaizen Technology Partners CEO Dao Jensen, Steph on Life Founder Stephanie Holt '98, and Esri Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer Jennifer West.
U of R Tech Summit panel highlights women’s voices

Hosted by Information Technology Services, the free event featured more than 20 sessions and included a panel about the experiences of women in the field.

“One of my goals in this new role is to present a clearer picture to our community about our budget and allocation of resources,” says Kevin Dyerly ’00, ’04 (MBA), who became the University’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer in July. (Photo by William Vasta)
New VP for Finance promotes transparency

Kevin Dyerly ’00, ’04 (MBA) speaks about his longtime ties to the community, the financial impact of enrollment trends and the pandemic, and the most common misconceptions about the budget.

Michelle Rogers, who was recently appointed vice president for administration, receives her Ed.D. in Educational Justice from the U of R in 2019. Her dissertation research, which she describes as “deeply personal,” explored the college experience for working-class students.
New VP for Administration builds on past experiences to shape the future

Michelle Rogers ’19 (Ed.D.) speaks about how she is managing her new responsibilities, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how her doctoral research relates to her background and interests.