EMBARK

“Have a passion for diversity? Want to build a community from the start? Shape your college journey with great connections and personal development, fun adventures, and new friends! Incoming students are able to apply now! Questions? Let us know! Email us at dlott@rollins.edu or call us (407)691-1240. 

The mission of EMBARK is to help students of underrepresented populations, including but not limited to students of color; all religious backgrounds; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ+. This program begins with a pre-orientation program and continues throughout a student’s time at Rollins as a cohort-based leadership opportunity. “

About

“A cohort-based student development opportunity for students of underrepresented backgrounds, the EMBARK program leads students through different opportunities to explore themselves and the Rollins community & gain mentoring relationships, resources, and knowledge that will ultimately lead to their success as a Tar. 

Students will begin their journey at Rollins with student leaders who will guide them through 2 days of team-building, identity activities, and exploration of their new environment. This exploration will include the opportunity to network with Rollins staff & faculty, administration, and other students across campus. During the course of their time at Rollins, students will have the opportunity to: 

  • Move in early, meet friends of diverse backgrounds, and create lasting relationships 
  • Have individualized time to meet college administrators, engage with faculty, and immerse themselves in the Rollins community 
  • Monthly social activities 
  • Participate in lunchtime dialogues and workshops around topics concerning the thriving of students 
  • Take EMBARK specific courses focused on career and life planning, diversity, and other topics 
  • Gain a connection with the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement which will connect students with other campus-wide opportunities for personal and professional development 
  • Engage in high-impact practices such as service trips and field studies

EMBARK is led by a Student Coordinator and a number of peer-educated Student Leaders. The EMBARK Student Leaders are: 

  • Diverse in terms of majors, social identities, and experiences 
  • Equipped to support new students in transitions, campus involvement, development of goals, establishment of connects, and the Rollins experience 

“I really appreciated this opportunity and would recommend EMBARK to anyone that had the chance. It gave me a personal comfort in my arrival to this totally new college world.”

How to Apply

Applications are now available on Foxlink. Please contact us at dlott@rollins.edu or (407)691-1240 if you have any questions!

CONTACT US

Center for Inclusion & Campus Involvement 
Rollins College
Chase Hall – First Floor
1000 Holt Ave. – 2746
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2624