Randolph College is a diverse and dedicated neighborhood within the community of Lynchburg, VA.
As neighbors, we recognize our role and responsibility in positively contributing to our community, and thus we strive to introduce our students to a complex world that they can engage both critically and creatively.
The following guiding principles provide a framework for the College in the work we perform in our community:
The primary model that influences the work of the program is called the Active Citizen Continuum. This model was designed by Break Away, a national nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs through training, assisting, and connecting campuses and communities.
The model promotes that students should be educated about the social issues in the community, as well as get to know the individuals for whom those issues are a reality. Students can then reflect on how that knowledge and those experiences inform their values and their life choices, and they’ll be changed forever. That’s active citizenship.
The College sponsors several opportunities for getting students off campus and/or learning about the community. Some of these include:
Life More Abundant program – the College’s justice based service program
Circle K International – a student driven community service organization
Service Learning Classes – several faculty employ service learning models to their academic curriculum
Chaplain’s Office – hosts various service opportunities throughout the year
In addition to the above opportunities, several groups participate in community engagement throughout the year, such as our athletic teams and Davenport Leaders.