Mission Statement

The Intercultural Center seeks to foster intercultural awareness, inclusiveness and respect for all in the Whitman community. We are committed to the enhancement of a positive Whitman experience for students, staff and faculty, especially those from culturally and ethnically diverse communities. The Center seeks to enhance partnerships with academic and administrative offices to infuse multiculturalism throughout all aspects of campus life. We facilitate and encourage ongoing dialogue regarding issues of diversity in order to move towards a more inclusive campus climate.

Purpose and Goals

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 Center also helps bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus by sponsoring various speakers and events; housing a collection of books and videos related to diversity and multicultural issues; and providing information about internship and scholarship opportunities.  

Office Information

Reid Campus Center 216
280 Boyer Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362