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Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement

Inclusion Initiatives

Social Justice Leadership Retreat

What is the Social Justice Leadership Retreat? Rollins College Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement Social Justice Leadership Retreat takes approximately 24 students and 4 facilitators away from campus for 3 days and 2 nights of amazing activities and storytelling. After arriving early-evening on day one, the group spends time developing trust and relationships in small groups of 6 students and 1 facilitator as well as through large group activities. The following two days are used to facilitate a journey for each student in exploring their own identities, sharing their personal story in their small group, listening to the personal stories of others, and attending training sessions on privilege, being an ally, and being a leader. Ten successful retreats have taken place since 2004.

Diversity Training Workshops

Our Diversity Training Workshops are taught as one-day facilitator-led program designed to help members of our community work together in new and productive ways. Participants discover how to understand diversity, then actively seek out and leverage differences in order to achieve better, sustained results. After attending the training, participants will be able to (1) define diversity; (2) understand their diverse identities; (3) acknowledge the various identities that make up the Rollins community; and (4) recognize the value of our diverse community.

Workshops are offered throughout the academic year and can be tailored for specific affinity groups of the community. They are also available to offer for the Central Florida community.

Safe Zone Ally Training

The Rollins College Safe Zone program was created in 2007 as a way to support and embrace our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTIQQ+) communities here at Rollins.

Supporters of LGBTIQQ+ communities often do one of three things:

  1. Say we're allies, don't know how to support our communities and do nothing.
  2. Say we're allies, do something, but it's not helpful.
  3. Say we're allies and do something that support our LGBTIQQ+ communities, and it is helpful because we've spent time listening and gaining awareness of the needs and support for our often marginalized communities.

Safe Zone Allies want to focus on building a community that listens, acts and educates others on the LGBTIQQ+ communities. Our vision is to build a community of Allies who support and advocate for the rights of our LGBTIQQ+ community members.

By becoming an Ally, there will be opportunities for you to continue your understanding and awareness of the LGBTIQQ+ communities at Rollins College and in Central Florida. You will be given a placard to place in your office, classroom or residence hall while also gaining continuing awareness opportunities to further learning and support for our communities.


The mission of Embark is to help students successfully acclimate into Rollins by facilitating a pre-orientation program for students of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented populations, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; religious minority; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ+; and any other identity. Student leaders will guide students through 2 days of building connections with like-minded students, faculty, and staff administrators, discussing their own identities, and exploration of the new environment! Start your college journey with great connections, fun adventures, and new friends! 

Information about the 2017 EMBARK program will be added soon.