Intercultural Ambassador Program
Intercultural Ambassadors are student leaders from many different backgrounds that represent different cultural and life experiences including the LGBT community, first-generation students, international students, students of color, faith and non-faith efforts on campus, gender, students with disabilities, non-traditional students, and students with low socioeconomic backgrounds. These “ambassadors” then go into the campus community to promote events celebrating and supporting these specific communities and experiences in order to foster dialogue and understanding.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs hosts monthly mixers which is an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students of color (including allies and friends) to connect with one another in an informal environment. Music, food, fellowship, mentoring opportunities, cultural exchange, and general announcements are shared at each mixer.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs works closely with student organizations, the Office of Student Engagement, Residence Life, Student Government Association, and the Student Events Board to co-sponsor educational, social, and cultural events for all to enjoy at WC!
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, Queer (LGBTQ) 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 LBGTQ+ 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.