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Diversity Council

The Diversity 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.

About the Council

History

The Diversity Council was established in Fall 2008 under the authority of the Office of the Provost of Rollins College, building on work done over the previous decade by the Diversity Task Force and the Diversity Committee. The Diversity Council reports to the Office of the President.

Statement of Purpose

The Diversity 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. In that light, we make the following ongoing commitments:

  • Promote multicultural awareness, knowledge, and skills through campus-wide formal and informal training and development;
  • Promote institutional policies and practices at Rollins that invite and reinforce inclusiveness;
  • Provide support for marginalized faculty, staff, and students and champion recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students from diverse communities;
  • Provide support for programming that focuses on issues of diversity;
  • Serve as advocates and active agents of social and political change consistent with the mission statement of Rollins College;
  • Advise the college administration, faculty, staff, and student governance committees, and other campus groups regarding issues of diversity, inclusion, and other related issues.

Meeting Schedule

Diversity Council meetings are open and all are welcome to attend and contribute to the conversation. However, only members and ex-officio members reserve voting privileges.

All meetings are scheduled from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Please feel free to bring your lunch to the meetings. We look forward to collaborating in order to continue the important work of the Council.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Tuesday, January 28 | CSS 231

Tuesday, February 18 | Olin 230

Tuesday, March 10 | CSS 231

Tuesday, March 31 | Olin 230

Tuesday, April 21 | CSS 231

Tuesday, May 12 | Olin 230