Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Building a strong and inclusive campus culture where everyone can thrive.

At Rollins College, our vision for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is to celebrate all members of our college community and to broaden our collective understanding by uplifting diverse identities, cultures, experiences, and perspectives. We acknowledge that this requires a willingness to have tough conversations, hear and respect vastly different points of view, and to do all this with respect and grace. Our commitment to DEIB is embedded throughout all we do. Rollins is committed to fostering a campus culture where all stakeholders can thrive and experience a genuine sense of inclusion and belonging.

Institutional Goals

  1. Deepen Student Engagement with the College’s Mission

    To ensure that all students respect diversity and value a culture of inclusion, we will expand educational opportunities in and out of the classroom.

  2. Deliver on Our Promise of Student Success

    To improve the academic success and holistic thriving of our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and Hispanic students at Rollins, we will increase our support programs and services, and refresh our thinking about diversity in recruitment.

  3. Steward our Strategic Assets to Strengthen Our Competitive Advantage

    To ensure that our faculty and staff can prosper, professionally and personally, serving the College’s mission, we will build a diverse community that honors and supports its members.

How We Define DEIB

For the purpose of this initiative, we may understand:

  • Diversity as recognizing, valuing, and supporting an open and nurturing community of learners, intentionally including diverse national, regional, socioeconomic, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, and racial identities;
  • Equity as intending and ensuring fair and just treatment and access to opportunities, particularly at the systemic or institution level and especially for historically underrepresented groups;
  • Inclusion as providing to students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and identities access to Rollins and its opportunities for liberal learning and meaningful work, and creating a welcoming environment within the institution, learning and working environments, relationships, conversations, and programs; and,
  • Belonging as ensuring that all students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and identities feel they are valued, their contributions are welcomed and appreciated, and their social connections are supportive in helping them thrive and take pride in being full members of the Rollins community.
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Our Team & Partners

Rollins provides a variety of resources to ensure our campus is an inclusive community for all. We value relationships with our campus and community partners who work to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

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Rollins College provides several programs that supports inclusive excellence and allows students to strengthen their academic achievement.

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Rollins College strives to support students, faculty, and staff by facilitating a campus environment that promotes diversity, inclusion, and personal achievement.

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Data, Reports, & Demographics

Inclusive excellence is predicated on the power of data and its usefulness in guiding our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on campus.

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Build and join a community here at Rollins, by taking an active role in diversity, equity, and inclusion activities and initiatives on campus.

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View the latest news for members of our vibrant campus community.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority induction ceremony at Rollins.

Historic Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Incorporated Comes to Rollins

Rollins welcomes to campus Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the oldest established Greek-letter organization for Black women.

Rollins students on an immersion experience on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation

Spirit of the Land: Unearthing Native American Heritage

With passion and purpose, a cohort of Rollins students set out to explore Native American history on an Immersion experience at Florida’s Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation.

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Rollins Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Rollins honors the lives and contributions of Hispanic Americans through a host of programming meant to engage, educate, and inspire.

A Black student speaking, a Black Lives Matter sign at the Annie Russell Theatre, and a community pride mural in Hannibal Square.

Rollins Celebrates Juneteenth Through Community and Reflection

The holiday known as Black Independence Day is “a day on” for embracing cultural vibrancy and resilience in the Black community.

From top left: Stephanie Nieves, David Painter, Kyrene George ’23, and Juan Cabrera ’23.

Rollins Announces 2023 Presidential Awards for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging

The award honors students, faculty, and staff for efforts aimed at promoting diversity awareness, representation, and inclusion within the Rollins workplace and student community.

Robinson Earns Diversity in Business Award

Mary Choi Robinson has been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal for bringing issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging to the forefront at both Rollins and beyond.