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Office of Diversity, Identity, Culture & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Identity, Culture & Inclusion seeks to centralize and promote work that addresses social issues and support the development of students with identity and representation at the center. The ultimate mission of the Office of Diversity is to build a culture reflective of the current and future student body.

Diversity Statement

Since its founding in 1891, Randolph College challenged conventions and educated women, a sharp departure from common social practice of the time which formally educated men.

Today, we stand at another crossroads of reckoning – race, class, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexuality, and gender are identities that are testing the ethical underpinnings of higher education institutions.

As a liberal arts institution firmly rooted in a tradition of a life more abundant and in the value of education as freedom for all, we are positioned to heed the current call of righting historic silences and the continuous work of equity management in our operations, academic programs, and support services.

We are charged to serve the community around us, enhance the community within our walls, and build a community poised for our future. We are committed to each of our students and the safety within this community. Therefore, we will respect and honor each person while finding opportunities to support, encourage and celebrate.

Our community stands against any form of racism, sexual, gender, age, disability, ethnic or religious discrimination or any act that demeans another.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge the land Randolph College occupies was inhabited by YESA (the people) but due to warfare, disease, forced migration, assimilation and broken treaties, the people were reduced in number and were forced to a fraction of the land they once occupied.

Today, descendants of the original people of the land, the Monacans “understand that the land is the people and the people are the land and we are not strangers on any of the land that was once considered our territory.”

They are not relics of the past, they live among us and we honor them.

Support and Programming

Some of the areas of support and programming we provide for Randolph College include…

Institutional Support

  • Institutional Social Awareness, Action & Accountability
  • DEI strategic planning
  • DEI Training and Development
  • Conflict Transformation and Trauma-Informed Approaches
  • Bias Reporting Oversight
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Planning and Assessment
  • Community Liaison


Direct Student Support

  • International Student Services
  • Mentor-Match for BIPOC Students
  • Cultural Programming–MLK Day, Women’s History Month, Heritage Month(s), Pride, LGBTQIAA+ History Month, etc.
  • Affinity Groups advisement
  • Resource Hub for students needing equity interventions
  • Commuter Student resource
  • Social Justice/DEI Professional Development and Training

Academic Support

  • Support of academic programs in Africana and African-American studies

Ongoing Engagement Opportunities

Through cocurricular development to engage, skill build, define culture, healthy culture & community

Community Engagement

Regular Training Sessions

  • Safe Zone Project Training – monthly (part 1 & 2)
  • Healthy Culture In Action – monthly
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Development Sessions – monthly
    • Example topics: Black Intellectual Thought, Transformative Justice, Agile Model & Design Thinking, etc.

Group Meetings

  • Commuter Students – resources & socials
  • PrimeTime Students – resources
  • Students of Color – resources & cultural programming
  • International Students – outside activities, socials, birthday celebrations

Other Ongoing Activities & Information

Bi-Weekly Newsletter


  • 3rd Friday of each month
  • Topic focused civil discussion on campus
  • Led by faculty, staff and/or student

Equity & Inclusion RoundTable Discussions

  • Gain information and skill build


Office: 106 Main Hall
(one door down from the Student Life Office and President’s Office)
Phone: (434) 947-8580

Office of Diversity, Identity, Culture & Inclusion
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24503

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