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Jeri L. Suarez, Associate Dean,
Cultural & Community Engagement
Hollins University
PO Box 9632
Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6382
(540) 362-6566 (fax)

Student Organizations & Advisory Boards

Black Student Alliance (BSA)

The Hollins University Black Student Alliance is dedicated to providing an awareness of the African American culture in Hollins and Roanoke through programs and service. Along with this role, the organization is committed to providing a sisterly haven for all women of color.

The BSA is here to cultivate and encourage all women to become involved with leadership activities on the campus and to enhance the lives of our community. The alliance is an organization that helps to advance diversity, creativity, self-expression, unity, independence and self confidence. This organization is open to all women devoted to sharing and learning our culture. (BACK TO TOP)

Carvin Global Village

A residence hall with a lot of character and the building of choice for Global Village residents. The Global Village is one of seven special-interest houses. It focuses on the development of a living, learning environment designed to foster support for students of different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. The 24 residents strive to educate each other and the Hollins community about cultural differences. (BACK TO TOP)

Global Interests Association (GIA)

To cultivate and promote an understanding and appreciation of the contributions, values, views and traditions of diverse cultures from around the world. Membership is open to all members of the Hollins community. (BACK TO TOP)


The purpose of this organization is to promote the equality of all people and to foster an awareness of the need for equal rights legislation. Members of this organization seek to work collaboratively both in and out of the Hollins community, educating and increasing awareness about sexual orientation. OUTloud will provide a confidential forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) concerns in an open and positive environment. OUTloud will educate and increase awareness about motivations both for and against the implementation of laws to achieve and secure equal rights for individuals based on their sexual orientation. (BACK TO TOP)

Intercultural Center Advisory Board (ICAB)

The Intercultural Community Board (ICB) lends advice to the Associate Dean of Intercultural Programs regarding programming and club activities as well as to discuss issues students face on campus. The ICB is made up of the co-chairs (or representatives) of each of the organizations advised through Intercultural Programs. (BACK TO TOP)