Cultivating ‘brave spaces’ in which students can effectively challenge themselves and others, practice vulnerability, and listen to understand rather than to respond.
The Dean of Students Office aims to leverage demographic diversity in the student body to create a pluralistic and inclusive college community, in which all students are able to openly express the multiple social and personal identities they hold. By encouraging critical inquiry and bold conversations, we empower students to authentically engage with the varied perspectives and lived experiences of fellow community members.
The program pushes students towards authentic intercultural engagement that involves asking difficult questions and grappling with difference. The Dean of Students Office designs co-curricular programming in collaboration with faculty and staff on campus to build intercultural competence through:
Our sustained curriculum-based programming complements the academic curriculum and facilitates learning outside the classroom to bridge the gap between intellectual inquiry and personal sharing. Campus life programming fosters curiosity and compassion; encourages free expression; creates ‘brave’ spaces for open and honest dialogue on campus; and engages conflict as an opportunity for personal growth and social change. Intercultural engagement is essential for an ethically enriching student experience that readily combines intellectual curiosity and personal experience to prepare compassionate global leaders who will bring positive change not only in Asia, but wherever they go in the world.
Our programming includes:
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