The Rollins Student Government Association’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee works to encourage campus unity through advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusivity on campus for all Rollins students regardless of their identity. We plan to work together in a by-the-students, for-the-students format to strengthen the Emory experience so that all Rollins students are able to flourish by creating and maintaining a campus climate that promotes a climate of intellectual curiosity, the open exchange of ideas, and acquisition of knowledge and understanding about people and issues within and outside of the academic setting. We plan to cultivate a campus atmosphere that is not only challenging intellectually but also supportive and respectful of every individual, student, faculty, and staff member in our community of every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, immigration status, national origin, socio-economic background, educational background, veteran status, and ability. We will collaborate with Rollins student organizations and students to develop appropriate policy that prioritizes DEI initiatives, launch mandatory DEI trainings for students, remain transparent, and hold students, faculty, staff, and administration accountable to improving the recruitment, retention, and degree completion of underrepresented groups via institutional level change. We encourage all students, regardless if they belong to an organization or not, who will offer diverse perspectives and experiences to join and attend meetings.
*RSGA does not condone any offensive behaviors or actions that cause discomfort or create an intimidating, hostile, offensive, or demeaning environment such as, but not limited to, acts of sexual or non-sexual harassment, racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and intolerance of differences.
We envision an RSPH community that is a respectful and tolerant safe space for people of all backgrounds. This includes equitable distribution of resources and learning opportunities that empower students to discuss, organize, learn, and consistently challenge the status quo. As an institution that strives for public health excellence, we will foster an ever-expanding network of ethically grounded relationships between RSPH and the broader communities locally and globally.
DEI COMMITTEE GOALS
We aim to:
- Collectively amplify the voices of, and advocate for, underrepresented groups at Rollins so that every graduate student feels comfortable and can thrive
- Hold students, faculty, staff, and administration accountable to prioritizing DEI initiatives
- Promote cultural awareness, engagement, and community building to celebrate diverse experiences.
March 2021 - RSGA DEI Committee Meeting