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Vision | Mission | Guiding Principles | Focus

Paul Robeson for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice

The Paul Robeson Institute at Raritan Valley Community College was founded in 1999 to preserve Paul Robeson's legacy in the area where he came of age as an artist, athlete, orator and scholar.


The Institute envisions a global community of diverse cultures that embodies, through attitudes and behaviors, Paul Robeson's ideals, beliefs, values and vision for a world of justice and peace.

Using the legacy of Paul Robeson, the Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice will inspire the individual and community to achieve the highest standards of academic achievement, ethical conduct, leadership and social justice.

Guiding Principles
> Respect people
> Strive for excellence
> Establish values for common ground
> Value ethics and personal integrity
> Practice leadership by example
> Emphasize social justice

Focus of Institute
> Fosters a spirit of inquiry and excellence in academic studies, communication skills, and the arts and sciences

> Provides educational and cultural opportunities that emphasize Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice

> Emphasizes the core values needed by young adults for leadership roles and civic participation in the 21st century

> Promotes values for respect and common ground among all people

> Serves as a repository for the historical records and memorabilia of Robeson's Somerville years and the worldwide accomplishment of people of African descent

Robeson Institute: Program Announcement
Paul Robeson
Phi Beta Kappa Key, 1929

The Institute provides programs for the college and the community. Its Resource Center affords students and members of the community a quiet place to research andstudy.

Richeleen Dashield
Dean of Multicultural Affairs

phone: 908-526-1200 x8636

Paul Robeson --- Activist, Artist, Athlete, Orator, Scholar, Statesman

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