Intercultural Affairs creates inclusive and equitable communities where all persons confidently know and are known.
Intercultural Affairs cultivates a transformative and culturally competent community centered on intercultural learning. Through collaboration with stakeholders, Intercultural Affairs develops programs and services that facilitate cross-cultural dialogue, promotes cultural competency development, and engages the community in reflective experiences which encourage self-exploration and challenges bias of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, social class, or other distinctions.
Intercultural Affairs is committed to the values of: servant leadership, innovation and transformation, safety, community, collaboration, honesty and integrity, inclusive excellence, person-centeredness, respect, and advocacy.
- UNDERSTANDING & APPRECIATION OF CULTURAL & HUMAN DIFFERENCES: Students will embrace the intersection of identities such as race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, as well as critically reflect on their biases and beliefs.
- EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP: Students will develop culturally informed, ethical leadership skills and practice civic responsibility to build inclusive and equitable communities.
- CONNECTING KNOWLEDGE TO EXPERIENCE & IDEAS: Students will identify and formulate creative solutions for social justice issues.
- IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT: Students will make meaning of their identities in relationship to systems of power, privilege, and oppression.