“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.
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.Report a concern
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
“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.
How can educators and other local leaders work to combat Islamophobia in their communities? On February 24, the School of Education’s Center for Educational Justice hosted a webinar to help find answers to that question.
This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Week featured events that facilitated important conversations about racism, activism, inclusion, and service.