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


Join the conversation.

U of R's Advancement division will be offering a series of web-based discussions in partnership with Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer Christopher Jones and other campus partners to help lead  challenging conversations in a comprehensive and thoughtful manner.

Register for 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

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

Report a concern via Ethicspoint



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

Moderator Elizabeth Beck '23 (upper right) introduces three panelists during the Office of Career and Professional Development Black Leaders in Business event.
Virtual event focuses on experiences of Black entrepreneurs

During a recent virtual event, local entrepreneurs spoke about operating a small business during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact that the Black Lives Matter movement has had on their approaches.

Over the past decade, the U of R has increased affordability for high-financial-need, first-generation, and underrepresented students. (More infographics below.)
Progress at the U of R

In a letter August 3, President Ralph W. Kuncl and Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer Christopher Jones review where the University has been and where it is going, inviting the community to continue the path of progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

‘Collective work with love and compassion’

The group states, “We need to open up a diversity of communication channels that can help us to treat each other with respect, consideration, and empathy.”