Offices & Services

Office of Intercultural Affairs

Our Mission and WAC Diversity Statement

Office Mission

To Provide Resources and Opportunities to the Washington College Community to Live, Learn and Work in Spaces Across Difference.

Core Student Values

Regardless of a person’s identity based on age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, ability, military service, or any other classification making individuals special and unique, the office will: 

  • Develop and educate citizen leaders
  • Foster intercultural engagement 
  • Provide opportunities for self-awareness and reflection across difference 

Our vision is to create a community in which all people feel valued and valuable for who they are. 

Washington College’s Diversity Statement 

Approved by the Board of Visitors and Governors on December 2, 2006, the Washington College Diversity Statement states: 

Washington College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators, and staff are able to live, study, and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. 

The College encourages civil debate and the lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.