Racial Reconciliation and Community Restoration

Develop the expertise to address racial inequality and champion stronger communities

Rollins’ graduate certification in Racial Reconciliation & Community Restoration is designed to equip health officials, teachers, social workers, law enforcement officers, and public administrators with the skills to tackle social injustice head-on and effect change in local civic life.

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.


Rollins’ Racial Reconciliation and Community Restoration graduate certificate consists of four graduate-level courses. In addition to two core courses, students choose two interdisciplinary electives in topics ranging from incarceration and inequality to multicultural and social justice counseling.

  • Core Courses
    INTD 500: Foundations of Racial & Social Justice
    INTD 510: Advocacy for Social Change
  • Choice of two 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 available only to Clinical Mental Health Counseling students.
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“This program is a very important educational opportunity. Anyone working in emergency responses or in civil service, or nonprofit workers, will benefit from a program like this. I hope we get a good mix of students who are interested in doing this work.”

Eric Smaw PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director, Pre-Law Advising

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2023-2024 Tuition

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.

  • Cost per four-credit-hour course: $2,092 ($523 per credit hour)
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Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Racial Reconciliation & Community Restoration are accepted on an annual basis. The application deadline for the fall cohort is June 1.

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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. Rollins faculty and staff are committed to your success and to making your college experience rewarding.

  • Tom Cook

    Tom Cook, PhD

    Professor of Philosophy

    Specializations: 17th-century philosophy, especially Spinoza; philosophy of mind; and moral psychology

  • Todd French

    Todd French, PhD

    Associate Professor of Religion
    Director, Master of Liberal Studies Program

    Specializations: Church history, social theory, Syriac hagiography, and the history of Western cultures

  • Kathryn Norsworthy

    Kathryn Norsworthy, PhD

    Professor of Counseling, Licensed Psychologist, National Certified Counselor

    Specializations: LGBTQ+ civil rights, gender justice, transnational feminist activism, and social change

  • Steve Schoen

    Steve Schoen, PhD

    Associate Professor of Critical Media & Cultural Studies

    Specializations: Documentary production, theory and criticism, and media representations of gender and sexuality

  • Eric Smaw

    Eric Smaw, PhD

    Associate Professor of Philosophy; Co-Director, Pre-Law Advising

    Specializations: Philosophy of law, political philosophy, ethics and human rights

  • Lisa Tillmann

    Lisa Tillmann, PhD

    Professor of Critical Media & Cultural Studies

    Specializations: Activism, social justice documentary filmmaking, and civil rights