Campus Diversity News

“Education for Liberation” Teach-in

This Roanoke College Teach-in on Race, titled “Education for Liberation,” was held over Zoom on Wednesday, Aug. 12 and Thursday, Aug. 13. All speakers are Roanoke College employees. All sessions are one hour in length, including 15 minutes for Q&A​; the intended audience is faculty, staff, and the Roanoke College community. We extend a heartfelt "thank ​you" to the presenters, who graciously agreed to prepare their presentations amid many other pressures this summer.

Links to the video recordings

Roanoke mourns death of College historymaker

Virginia Maxine Fitzgerald '69 was the first Black American to enroll at Roanoke College as a full-time student.

Roanoke College commemorates Juneteenth

Roanoke College is committed to inclusive excellence in our community. So, this is a time for us to honor the work of our people, departments and programs that support the advancement of inclusion on campus. Joining a movement among organizations and institutions around the country, Roanoke College will honor Juneteenth.

Roanoke College Appoints New Vice President of Community, Diversity and Inclusion

Teresa Ramey has been appointed as the College's new vice president of community, diversity and inclusion. She begins her work on campus in August. 

A message from President Maxey regarding the Derek Chauvin trial outcome

While the national spotlight is on the trial outcome, my thoughts always turn first to our community and all of you.

Students, faculty, staff honored with diversity awards

The annual Kenneth R. Garren Excellence in Diversity Award recognizes exemplary dedication and work in promoting diversity, inclusion and equity.

Roanoke College honors contributions of enslaved laborers during plaque unveiling ceremony

The plaque dedication is part of a longer research process that is seeking to better understand the history of slavery at Roanoke College.