At Rollins, we value and embrace multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion in our pursuit of academic excellence, global citizenship, and responsible leadership. We have an active Diversity Council and several other diversity related organizations that promote multicultural awareness and inclusiveness, and engage in educational programming, community building, and advocacy.
At Rollins, we view the following principles as fundamental elements of our mission:
We affirm the value of human diversity because it enriches our intellectual lives and our community.
We celebrate the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect.
We reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
We take individual and collective responsibility for helping to eliminate bias and discrimination and for increasing our own understanding of these issues throughout the Rollins community.
The Diversity Advisory Council seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. Please click here to learn more about the Diversity Advisory Council.
Prism is an employee resource group serving Rollins College staff and faculty that identify as part of the LGBTIQQA community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Ally). Established in 2011, Prism provides members with opportunities to connect in both formal and social settings to network and discuss topics of interest. Through a variety of means, Prism helps promote awareness and inclusiveness, and engages in community building and advocacy.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is committed to building and promoting programs, services, and resources that serve to create and sustain a diverse community. Please click here to learn more about the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
To link to the Rollins College Non-Discrimination Policy Statement, click here.