Inclusivity and Diversity

Inclusivity and Diversity


  • The Office of Inclusivity and Diversity (OID) leads and supports sustainable efforts to fully integrate diversity and inclusion into the fabric of the university.
  • OID collaborates with units on campus to provide innovative educational programs, services and support which enhance cultural competence and promote an affirming environment for all faculty, staff, and students.

Sustained Dialogue at Hollins

Sustained Dialogue (SD) is a dialogue-to-action process that transforms relationships and develops informed strategies to improve the Hollins campus community. SD brings together diverse groups of 8 to 15 people to share personal experiences on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to religion/spirituality/meaning, class, race, gender and sexual orientation. Participants’ leadership is enhanced to transform their differences into strong relationships essential to creating a welcoming campus environment.

Exploring the Impact of Everyday Slights and Insults: Microaggressions in the Workplace and Classroom

Participants (faculty and staff) in this session will learn the definition of a microaggression, increase awareness and knowledge about microaggressions, reflect on their experience with microaggression, explore effective responses when you have been impacted by a microaggression and when you have perpetrated a microaggression, and consider next steps along journey to cultural competence.

Dates and times: (click on the date link to register)

February 5, 2019– 10 am – Noon (Janney Lounge)
April 25, 2019 – 2 – 4 pm (Mary Rowland Lounge)

Exploring Implicit Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgements In Our Daily Lives

Participants will explore the impact of bias in our everyday lives, identify strategies to mitigate bias, review current research on bias, utilize the Implicit Association Test (IAT) to begin conversation about our biases, and consider next steps along journey to cultural competence. Location: Moody Student Center – Janney Lounge

Dates and times: (click on the date link to register)

February 13, 2019  – 2:30 – 4:30 pm
May 9, 2019  – 10 am – Noon

Against the backdrop of Hollins’ steadfast commitment to its mission as a women’s college, the Board of Trustees is convening a task force to review the adequacy and application of the university’s current Transgender Policy.

Our Commitment to Inclusivity & Intercultural Competency

Campus Programs and Services

Inclusivity and Diversity Resources

  • Dictionary (PDF)
  • Hollins Holy Days of Observance (PDF)
  • Interfaith Calendar
  • 18 Books Every White Ally Should Read (PDF)
  • Making the Most of “Hot Moments” in the Classroom (PDF)
  • Faculty Book Discussion, Spring 2018 (PDF)
  • Considerations for an Inclusive Syllabus (PDF)