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Office of Pluralism and Leadership
Carson Hall, Suite 125
HB 6217, Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone:  (603) 646-0987
Fax:  (603) 646-9168
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About OPAL

Mission Statement

OPAL advances Dartmouth's commitment to academic success, diversity, inclusion, and wellness by engaging students in identity, community, and leadership development. OPAL provides academic and sociocultural advising, designs and facilitates educational programs, and serves as advocates for all students and communities. OPAL is for all students who want to get the most from their unique Dartmouth experience.

What We Do

OPAL provides a variety of functions designed to support students' academic success, leadership development, cultural enrichment, and community engagement.

Leadership Development

Building student leadership skills through programs, workshops, retreats, and internships.

Student Advising & Outreach

Supporting the holistic development of students through individual advising, community outreach, and support programs.

Dialogue & Community-Building

Enhancing cross-cultural exchanges by facilitating respectful sharing of information, resources, and experiences.

Cultural Programming

Delivering campus-wide programs that affirm, celebrate, and raise awareness of the rich cultural diversity of the Dartmouth community.

Who we are

Reese C. Kelly, Ph.D - Interim Director, Office of Pluralism and Leadership; Director of the Center for Gender and Student Engagement

Shiella Cervantes - Assistant Dean/Advisor to Pan-Asian Students

Dia Draper - Interim Assistant Dean/Advisor to Black Students

Jeremy Guardiola - Interim Student and Community Program Coordinator

Michelle Hector - Associate Director of the Center for Gender and Student Engagement

Sebastian Muñoz-Medina - LGBTQIA and Gender & Sexual Diversity Program Coordinator

Rodrigo Ramirez - Assistant Dean/Advisor to Latino Students; Assistant Dean/Advisor to Native Students

Steve Silver - Director of International Student Programs

Karen Tucker - Administrative Assistant for Center for Gender and Student Engagement and Native American Program

Minnie Slater - Administrative Assistant for OPAL


Last Updated: 4/20/15