About RAPP

The RAPP - the Racial Awareness Program - is a programming area out of the Office of Student Activities & Leadership Development at the University of Cincinnati.

RAPP was started in 1986 by students and university staff to address the conflicts arising out of racial segregation on the campus.  Since then, the program has grown and evolved with the up-and-coming university - but it has always held true to its founding motto of Each One Teach One and racial justice activism.

RAPP currently focuses on three areas: Intensive development programs, alumni engagement, and outreach.

  • A 9-month intensive experiential learning program where students challenge, debate, and educate each other on issues of social positioning and social justice.  Learn more about the 9-month intensive HERE.
  • A 5-day intensive summer program where students develop knowledge and skills related to racial justice and inclusive leadership.  Learn more about the 5-day intensive HERE.
  • An alumni program for graduates of RAPP intensives called RAPPORT where students continue their exploration of social justice as well as develop facilitation and peer education skills.  Learn more about RAPPORT HERE and the RAPP Social Justice League.
  • Free workshops and trainings on campus and throughout Greater Cincinnati focused on building crosscultural communication skills, self-awareness around social positioning, social justice issues, and developing agency in fighting oppression.  Learn more about Outreach HERE.

RAPP is staffed by a small-but-mighty team.  Currently, RAPP has one full-time staff member, 3-4 student workers, and a host of volunteers!

For more on RAPP, check out our university website.  You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Contact RAPP staff at rebecca.lehman@uc.edu or 513.556.6119.

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