Graduate Certificate in Racial Reconciliation and Community Restoration

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Racial Reconciliation & Community Restoration will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and research related to issues surrounding racial and social justice impacting today’s world and the community around them.


The Graduate Certification in Racial Reconciliation & Community Restoration will provide students the opportunity to directly engage with the community by addressing salient issues related to racial and social justice. Through the readings, discussions, and critical analysis embedded in this certificate program, students will better see their place as citizens of a more global society and strive to be leaders in their communities as they advocate for issues to further racial and social equality. This certificate also provides an introduction to the Master of Liberal Studies degree program.

Class sizes are limited to maintain low student to faculty ratio, facilitate engaged classroom discussions and provide individualized attention.

Fall Application Deadlines:

Applications for the Gradute Certificate in Racial Reconciliation & Community Restoration are accepted on an annual basis. The application deadline for the Fall cohort is as follows:

  • Regular Decision Priority Date: June 1 (Applications will continued to be reviewed on a space available basis).

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Program Length:

16 credit hours


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The Graduate Certificate in Racial Reconciliation and Community Restoration is comprised of four courses, two core courses and two interdisciplinary elective courses.

Core Courses (2)

INTD 500         Foundations of Racial & Social Justice

INTD 510         Advocacy for Social Change

Choice of two (2) elective courses

CPY 538*         Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling

CPY 703*         Training & Group Facilitation for Social Action

EDU 580         The Multicultural Classroom

INTD 515        Politics & Poverty

INTD 525        Incarceration & Inequality

Additional courses may be offered and approved by the program director.

*Courses only available to Clinical Mental Health Counseling students.



Classes at Rollins are personal and interactive. Devoted to teaching and supportive of adult learners, Rollins professors go out of their way to help students achieve their goals. Faculty include nationally prominent professors who remain active in the teaching profession. In addition to their ongoing scholarship and dedication to teaching, they serve on governing boards of professional journals and national and state associations. Rollins faculty and staff are committed to your success and to making your college experience rewarding.                          

Todd French, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Religion. Specializations: church history, social theory, Syriac hagiography, and the history of western cultures.

Eric Smaw, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Philosophy. Specializations: philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics and human rights.

Lisa Tillman, Ph.D
Professor of Critical Media & Cultural Studies. Specializations: activism, social justice documentary film making, and civil rights.

Kathryn Norsworthy, Ph.D
Professor of Counseling. Specializations: LGBTQ+ civil rights, gender justice, transnational feminist activism and social change.

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