It’s no accident either, nor is it a matter of simply attracting a diverse student body from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. In fact, it’s a major part of our vision for a learning environment that challenges perceptions, stretches boundaries, and invites ongoing self-examination. We even have an Office of Campus Diversity & Inclusion (CDI) to ensure that these values are incorporated throughout student life.
Ultimately, though, it’s the Redlands family’s many differences that unite us. We all bring our unique experiences and perspectives with us everywhere from the classroom to the cafeteria. Sharing them openly and respectfully isn’t just encouraged—it’s a part of our daily life.
Campus Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) serves as a catalyst to the campus community on matters related to diversity, multicultural programming, and cultural pluralism, including expanding the notion of diversity and multiculturalism beyond race, gender, and sexual orientation.
CDI works collaboratively with many individuals, departments, and offices to create a campus where diversity is welcomed and celebrated. Campus Diversity and Inclusion oversees the Multicultural Center, Pride Center, and Gender Justice Center.
CDI also works with Native Student Programs (NSP) to honor Native Nations and address educational access and persistence barriers faced by Native students on and off-campus.
A celebration to bring awareness of Juneteenth Emancipation Day.
Remembering the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his stewardship and civil rights activism.
The Multicultural Center serves as the home and meeting place for a number of different clubs and organizations, as well as the home base for students organizing events, rallies, and awareness programs on campus.
The center serves the campus and surrounding community as a resource center for women, for gender issues, and as a safe haven for survivors of sexual assault.
U of R alumnus and his wife support Native rights through commissioned artwork
As part of their legacy to the Heard Museum, Wayne Mitchell ’60 and his wife, Marie, commissioned Kathy Whitman Elk Woman to create a sculpture.
Asian Student Association President Romina-Marie Baronia ’22 provides her perspective on the recent ASA Night Market, an event that encouraged Asian and Asian American students to embrace and share unique aspects of their cultures.
U of R Native Student Programs hosted a virtual screening and discussion of Bring Her Home, a documentary that follows three Indigenous women as they fight to vindicate and honor their missing and murdered relatives.