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Fostering diversity, inclusion, and respect for all in the Whitman Community is one of the goals of the Intercultural Center. The Center works to strengthen Whitman’s intercultural community and ensure a positive Whitman experience for those from historically under-represented backgrounds. The Center also seeks to enrich the experience of the entire student body and community by providing opportunities to engage and educate the campus as a whole on issues related to diversity. Working together with a variety of campus constituencies, the Intercultural Center facilitates and encourages ongoing dialogue on issues of diversity between students, staff, and faculty.
The Intercultural Center Team provides academic and social support for multicultural and international students. The International/Multicultural Student Orientation, mentoring, individual counseling and advising sessions are a few of the opportunities available to assist students with their transition to Whitman College and Walla Walla. The Center also helps bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus by sponsoring various speakers and events; it houses a collection of books and videos related to diversity and multicultural issues; and provides information about internship and scholarship opportunities. Additionally, translation services for more than thirty languages can be accessed through the Center’s Language Bank.