Diversity & Inclusion Intro

Through significant outreach efforts like cultural immersion trips, social justice leadership summits and the good-natured Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event—in which Longwood men don a pair of high heels and walk to raise awareness about violence toward women—Diversity and Inclusion staff works to build an inclusive intercultural campus environment at Longwood.

Signature Programs

More than ten programs throughout the academic year keep our efforts to promote diversity at the forefront. The centerpiece, a four-day commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. day,  includes a day of service, protest marches and a regional bus trip.

N. H. “Cookie” Scott Center For Diversity & Inclusion

Named in honor of Longwood’s first African-American graduate, N.H, “Cookie” Scott ’72, the Scott Center for Diversity and Inclusion provides intern workspace, resources and meeting space for various groups on campus.

University Diversity Council

A thriving and innovative group of campus leaders works to develop and recommend policies and programs that facilitate a more diverse and welcoming community.


The Office of Diversity and Inclusion collaboratively builds an inclusive intercultural campus environment where student learning and development are strengthened by providing transformative educational activities designed to assist in the creation of citizen leader allies who understand, and value the importance of diversity in today's global society. Equally important, The Office of Diversity and Inclusion positively influences the social and academic development of students from historically underrepresented populations by providing opportunities for multicultural students to become engaged and involved in organizations, programs and services intended to meet their specific cultural needs and interests.

Affirmative Action Statement

Longwood University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning. Consistent with Federal and State law, the University promotes equal opportunity for all prospective and current students and employees. The University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin , religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability status, except in relation to employment where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Anyone with questions concerning access or accommodations should contact Disability Resources at 434-395-2391 (V); 800-828-1120 (TT Relay).

Approved by the Board of Visitors 6/06