The Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL), aims to universalize diversity and leadership development at Dartmouth College by making student life experiences in these areas meaningful and relevant to the education of every generation of Dartmouth students. OPAL strives to provide comprehensive programs for cultural enrichment and leadership development to ensure that historically under-represented groups in particular and all Dartmouth students in general will have rich learning experiences outside the classroom. OPAL works with individual students, as well as student communities and organizations, to facilitate academic, personal, and cultural development and success.
The Undergraduate Deans Office, a department within the Division of Student Affairs, provides support for all undergraduate students as well as for other enrolled students.. The office's main mission is to support students in their engagement with the curriculum and in their overall experience at Dartmouth. Although each of the deans has specific areas of academic and counseling expertise, they are generalists in the sense that they support the mission of the office. Students can schedule appointments with any of the deans.
The Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center offers a wide range of services, programs, resources, and materials which assist any student in becoming a more efficient and effective, independent learner. Students can make individual appointments to discuss their academic courses, learning strategies, or educational goals. Academic workshops are offered throughout the year to improve students’ academic skills in note-taking, reading comprehension, exam preparation, and time management.
The Office of Professional Development assists students in connecting their academic studies with career options in post-graduate fellowships, graduate schools, and employment. The office also provides career counseling, career development, and graduate school advising. In addition, Career Services conducts workshops on resume and cover letter writing, job search strategies, interviewing techniques, career planning, graduate schools, and workplace issues.
The Student Center for Research, Writing and Information Technology is a place where you can meet with an undergraduate tutor to discuss a paper, research project, or multi-media assignment. Tutors are trained to help you at any phase of your process. Whether you are brainstorming or planning, drafting or structuring, tweaking or polishing, tutors can provide feedback that will help you create final products of which you can be proud.
The Tucker Foundation combines community service programs with chaplaincy and counseling. The Tucker Foundation Chaplaincy provides individual academic, vocational, personal, and religious counseling. Volunteer programs include North Country Weekend, Big Brother/Big Sister, Book Buddies, the Prison Project, and tutoring at area schools. Students who want to become involved in local community service should contact the volunteer coordinator at the Tucker Foundation.