- American Medical Association (2020): “Police Brutality Must Stop”
- Anti-Defamation League (2015): “Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations About Race and Racism”
- Cup of Diversity (2020): “Dear White ‘Allies'”
- Education Week (2016): “Resources for Discussing Police Violence, Race, and Racism With Students”
- Indigenous Action (2014): “Accomplices Not Allies: Abolishing the Ally Industrial Complex”
- Medium (2020): “White Academia: Do Better.”
- Teaching Tolerance Magazine (2014): “Teaching About Race, Racism and Police Violence”
- The New York Times (2017): “26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias and Identity With Students”
- “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment” by Patricia Hill Collins (Psychology Press, 2000)
- “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” by Brittney Cooper (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)
- “How to Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi (One World, 2019)
- “Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color” by Andrea J. Ritchie (Beacon Press, 2017)
- “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson (SPIEGRA, 2015)
- “Raising Our Hands: How White Women Can Stop Avoiding Hard Conversations, Start Accepting Responsibility, and Find Our Place on the New Frontlines” by Jenna Arnold (BenBella Books, 2020)
- “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More” by Janet Mock (Atria Books, 2014)
- “Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches” by Audre Lorde (Crossing Press, 2007)
- “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo (Seal Press, 2018)
- “White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” by Carol Anderson (Bloomsbury USA, 2016)
Compilation of Resources
- The List: Listen, Learn, and Take Action Against Racism, Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV)
- Inclusive Language, University of Lynchburg
- Terms/Phrases To Avoid Using, University of Lynchburg
- Inclusive Language in IT, REN-ISAC
- Inclusive Language Guidelines, American Psychological Association
Donations and Financial Support
- Bail Funds:
- Greensboro, North Carolina: Text NCSPAN to 22999 to get involved
- List of Bail Funds for Protestors Across the Country
- Forbes: “Corporate Donations Tracker: Here Are the Companies Giving Millions to Anti-Racism Efforts”
- Mothers Against Police Brutality
- The Cut: “How to Support the Struggle Against Police Brutality”
Faculty and Staff
To improve academic outcomes and overall quality of life for students by removing the obstacle of food insecurity and ensuring every student has access to food at no cost, the University of Lynchburg has one food pantry on campus.
Little Free Pantry
Serves students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding neighborhood.
Spiritual Life Center
500 Brevard St.
- Outside wall near the terrace-level door facing College Street and Schewel Hall
- Open 24 hours
- findhelp.org: Social care network, featuring more than 566,800 distinct program locations that provide help to millions of people across the country.
- Free Clinics: Clinics listed on FreeClinics.com offer services for free or at a reduced rate. Many clinics are operate under a sliding scale schedule. This means that costs to pattients are calculated based on income.
LGBTQIA+ Campus Resources
Visit the Health Center’s website for their compilation of resources for our LGBTQIA+ community.
Gender-Inclusive Restrooms on Campus
The University of Lynchburg recognizes, welcomes, and affirms all gender identities. As a resource for students, faculty, staff, and guests, the Office of Equity and Inclusion has compiled a list of gender-inclusive restrooms on campus. This list includes campus buildings and residence halls.
Gender Inclusive Housing
Housing and Residence Life (HRL) at the University of Lynchburg recognizes, welcomes, and affirms students of all gender identities, not limited to the traditional understanding of gender as only male or female. Learn more about the HRL Gender Inclusive Housing Policy.
Gender Identity, Chosen Names, and Pronouns
Learn about our policy and procedures.
Directions to change a student’s name
Directions to change an employee’s name
Employees can make a preferred name and pronoun change by visiting PayCom and follow these steps
- Click on Information on the top middle ribbon
- Click on “address and contact information”
- Click on the pencil image next to the trash can image
- Seattle Central Library: “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin DiAngelo (2018)