Every community becomes more vibrant, creative, and energetic when its members bring a diversity of views and experiences to its common life.

That is why we offer many initiatives and programs to enhance our community’s diversity, among them:

  • The Office of Intercultural Leadership, which supports ALANA* and LGBTQIA* student organizations, hosts campus events for underrepresented groups, and offers the ALANA is Leadership Mentorship Program for first-year students.
  • The Center for Citizenship, Race and Ethnicity Studies (CREST), where scholars from around the U.S. address issues of race, ethnicity, identity, and inclusion through rigorous research and civil dialogue. CREST hosts everything from lecture series to brown-bag lunches to publication of working papers.
  • The President’s Diversity Awards, which each year honor two students who have made a significant contribution toward institutionalizing the mission and goals of our commitment to diversity.

*ALANA stands for African, Latino/a, Asian, and Native American. LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual/agender.