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Hollins Heritage Committee

The Front Quad at Hollins Institute, 1861-1863. Courtesy of the Hollins Archives.

The Front Quad at Hollins Institute, 1861-1863. Courtesy of the Hollins Archives.

Mission of the Committee

The Hollins Heritage Committee is a group of faculty, students and staff formed as a part of Hollins University’s efforts to increase inclusivity and diversity on our campus. The committee’s goals include promoting campus-wide dialogue on issues of collective memory, diversity, and reconciliation.

Two working groups are operating in tandem. A Memorial Working Group is tasked with studying and eventually issuing a report on the development of a monument to enslaved people at Hollins University, while a Conference and Active Memory Projects Working Group is in charge of organizing and administering the Spring 2018 Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Conference, an upcoming archaeology project/January Term course, and a continued archival project.

The Committee is committed to an open and public dialogue with all members of the Hollins community. We will be joined in our efforts by alumnae and residents of the Greater Roanoke Valley with particular knowledge of local history and issues of race and diversity.

Hollins University is a member of Universities Studying Slavery (USS), a consortium dedicated to collaborative research and mutual support as participating colleges and universities seek to address their institutions’ histories of slavery, racism, and inequality.

Upcoming Events

Archaeology Field School Interest Meetings

In Mary Rowland Room (Moody):

  • October 16, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
  • October 30, 7-8 p.m.

For more information on the field school, contact Professor Jon Bohland.

Universities Studying Slavery Conference: Hollins University, April 12-14, 2018.

Save the date! Click here for more information about the 2018 conference.

Join the committee

We welcome students, staff and faculty with an interest in furthering the mission and activities of the committee. Email hhc@hollins.edu: we look forward to hearing from you!

Contact the committee

We welcome your comments, concerns, and suggestions. Email the committee at hhc@hollins.edu, or use our contact form:


Page last updated: November 9, 2017.