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.

Fostering Inclusivity in the Classroom

The Office of Inclusivity and Diversity invites faculty to monthly forums to discuss diversity and inclusion concerns. Discussion topics are: impact of current events, strategies for managing difficult dialogues, approaches to inclusive pedagogy, and increasing awareness across differences. 

Dates: (click on the date link to register)

October 26, 2017
November 29, 2017
February 7, 2018
March 7, 2018
April 4, 2018

Location: Office of Inclusivity and Diversity, East 110, 3 – 4:30 pm

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

Participants (faculty and staff) in this session will increase their awareness of and knowledge about microaggressions and their impact. In addition, participants will explore ways to address microaggressions in their everyday lives. Location: Bradley 109

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

October 10, 2017 – 3 – 6 pm
November 7, 2017 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm
December 1, 2017 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm
January 23, 2018 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm
February 21, 2018 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm
March 28, 2018 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm
April 17, 2018 – 1:30 – 4:30 pm

To request a customized session for your department at a time that fits your schedule, contact Idella Glenn.

Our Commitment to Inclusivity & Intercultural Competency

Campus Programs and Services

Inclusivity and Diversity Resources