Hollins to Host AAC&U Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center

Hollins University is among the host institutions announced by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for 14 new Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers around the country.

“We’re thrilled to partner with these institutions and promote racial equity and healing on their campuses, in their communities, and through the fast-growing network of TRHT Campus Centers,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella.

Launched in 2017, the TRHT Campus Centers initiative consists of a dynamic and diverse network of host institutions, including community colleges, liberal arts colleges, HBCUs, minority-serving institutions, faith-based institutions, and large research universities. The new centers bring the total number of TRHT Campus Centers to 71, continuing momentum toward AAC&U’s goal of establishing at least 150 self-sustaining, community-integrated TRHT Campus Centers at higher education institutions nationwide.

“As the network of TRHT Campus Centers expands, we remain humbled and dedicated to achieving our shared goals with our institutional partners. Doing the work of truth, racial healing, and transformation has been, and continues to be, a great challenge and a privilege,” said Tia McNair, AAC&U vice president for diversity, equity, and student success and executive director for the TRHT Campus Centers.

TRHT Campus Centers play a vital role in the national TRHT effort to address historical and contemporary effects of racism by building sustainable capacity to promote deep, transformational change. With the shared goal of preparing the next generation of leaders and thinkers to build equitable and just communities by dismantling the false belief in a hierarchy of human value, each campus center uses the TRHT framework to implement its own visionary action plan for creating new narratives about race in their communities and promoting racial healing and relationship building through campus-community engagement.