Office of Diversity, Identity, Culture & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Identity, Culture & Inclusion seeks to build a culture reflective of the current and future student body.

Support and Programming

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


Institutional Support

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Planning
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training and Development
  • Institutional Social Awareness, Action & Accountability
  • Sankofa – Employee Resource Group
  • Spiritual Life



Direct Student Support

  • Affinity Groups advisement
  • Commuter Student resource
  • Cultural Programming–Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Women’s History Month, Heritage Month(s), Pride, LGBTQ+ History Month, etc.
  • International Student services
  • Mentor-Match for BIPOC Students
  • Queer/LGBTQ+ student success


Engagement Opportunities




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Unity project

  • Inclusion Summit
  • Liberal Arts College Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) Monthly Sessions
  • Safe Zone Project Training




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  • Commuter Students at Randolph  (CAR)
  • Diversity Student Council
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • PanWorld
  • Black Student Alliance (BSA)
  • Latinx Familia Association (LFA)




Community 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 numbers 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.”

Global Dignity Pledge

“I pledge to join with others to create a world where compassion, understanding and love triumph over intolerance, injustice and inequality. I pledge to be kind and open-minded, honoring the unique gifts and value of others.”

Global Dignity


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Meet the Staff

Charles E. Gibson, III

Charles E. Gibson, III

Chief Diversity Officer and Director of the Office of Identity, Culture, and Inclusion

Raine Harris

Raine Harris

Diversity Coordinator



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

Instagram: @Randolphcollegediversity