Multicultural Life

Diversity means all of us

Roanoke College is dedicated to improving the quality of life for students of multicultural backgrounds and, through a more welcoming and comforting environment, helping them excel academically and socially. Through diverse educational, cultural and social programs, we're building a more diverse community of students.

Meeting, sharing and celebrating our diversity

Student Organizations

Asian Students United

Asian Students United (ASU) was created to provide both Asians and non-Asians a place to gather, meet and educate one another on the topics of diversity, culture and heritage. We serve in voicing the opinions of the Asian student body and provide support for all students of the Roanoke College community. 

Black Student Alliance

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) promotes unity and diversity, uplifts and supports culture, and provides support for black students. We help students with adjustments they may face in a college environment. We represent and protect the interests of black students on campus as well as the surrounding community. We hope to increase awareness of black student contributions, issues and ideas.

Delta Sigma Theta

The Tau Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is comprised of women from the campuses of Roanoke College and Washington and Lee University. We are highly motivated black women dedicated to serving our schools, our community and the nation at large. Over the past 10 years, we've been involved in a host of projects and events concerning local and national activities, issues and concerns.

Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Achievement

Hispanic Organization for Leadership & Achievement (H.O.L.A.) promotes appreciation and understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures and promotes leadership and achievement among Hispanic students at Roanoke College.

International Club

The Roanoke College International Club emphasizes awareness of cultures throughout the world. We provide a forum for international students, American students and faculty to come together. The international club sponsors the annual International Festival as well as weekend field trips to Washington, D.C. and Charleston, S. C., and day trips to local destinations, such as Monticello and the University of Virginia.

Lambda Alliance

The Lambda Alliance is an organization that encourages the acceptance of sexual diversity, offers a safe environment to discuss issues involving sexuality, and educates people about different sexual orientations. We work hard to alleviate fears and prejudices.

Hillel

Hillel provides a place for all students to understand the many different cultures and aspects of Judaism. We hold open celebrations, discussions and weekly meetings, and provide access to local synagogues, Beth Israel and Temple Emmanuel.