Diversity Café is a place for students to come together and discuss topics of diversity and student life. The discussions are lead by student ambassadors who are trained in facilitating dialogues. Diversity Café gives students an environment to share experiences and network with peers.
Dates and Locations:
February 19, 2013: 7:30pm in the Egg
March 5, 2013: 7:30pm at the Office of International Programs
March 26, 2013: 7:30pm in the Egg
April 9, 2013: 7:30pm at the Office of International Programs
April 23, 2013: 7:30pm in the Egg
Multicultural Mentor Program (MMP)
The Multicultural Mentor Program (MMP) provides support for first-year and transfer students from historically under-represented populations who are entering Washington College. The program assists students making the transition from high school to college. Students are paired with an upperclassman that is dedicated to supporting the mission of the College and the success of their peers. The Mentors are trained to address concerns of students and refer first-year and transfer students to the appropriate campus resources.
The specific aims are:
- To create a support system for first year and transfer students from historically underrepresented populations
- Foster a sense of belonging and help students to achieve academic excellence through tutoring and one-on-one mentoring.
- Coordinate social programs to increase student interests.
- To help improve the college climate and promote positive relationships.
- To assist with increasing diversity amongst the college and heighten awareness and understanding of diversity for the entire community.
- Coordinate programs with campus departments and organizations.
- Assist in providing leadership development programs for aspiring student leaders.
- Empower students for a future beyond their undergraduate college experience- professionally, intellectually, and culturally.
- Making the Transition from high school to college
- Time Management
- Getting to know Academic Resources
- Career Development/Internships
- Leadership and You
- Cultural Development
- Preparation for Finals
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Darnell Parker at 410-810-8466 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington College Multicultural Student Overnight Experience
Multicultural Student Overnight Experience is the designed for high school seniors who are in the process of their college search. The program gives students the opportunity to experience the campus culture and network with current students. Students will attend programs ranging from academic support services, student activities, and sporting events. As students are making their final decision on where to spend the next four years of their academic studies, the program will allow students to ask questions of our faculty, staff, and students on a personal level.
Prospective students are paired with current Washington College student mentors for the weekend. This student will be available to prospective students during the admissions process.
Students must have a cumulative g.p.a. of 2.5 to participate in the Multicultural Student Overnight Experience. Students will arrive on a Thursday evening and depart Saturday at the conclusion of Washington College’s Open House.
If you are interested in this program, please contact Darnell T. Parker, Director of Multicultural Affairs at email@example.com or contact your Washington College admissions counselor.
All inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Safe Space Program at Washington College strives to create an inclusive environment for all members of the campus community. Safe Space is a nationally recognized program that provides educational training designed to support and create a network of allies for the Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay, and Transgender (LGBT) community on-campus. The Safe Space stickers displayed in offices, workplaces and student rooms provide a visible indication of faculty, staff, and students who have participated in the Safe Space training and gained knowledge about issues of sexual orientation and gender identity in the hopes of improving the campus climate. Through the Safe Space program, members of the community will serve as a resource to the LBGT community and may help those with questions or whom need assistance find the appropriate campus resource.
Participation in the safe space program is voluntary and open to all Washington College faculty, staff, and students.
For more information or interested in scheduling training for a group or organization, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 410-810-8466, Darnell T. Parker, Director of Multicultural Affairs