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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) 646-6166
Email: Pluralism.and.Leadership.Office@Dartmouth.edu
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About OPAL

Mission Statement

To foster a Dartmouth where all students can thrive, value difference, and contribute to the creation of a socially just world.

OPAL's Work

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.

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.

OPAL Staff

Director:

  • Reese C. Kelly, Ph.D. - Sr. Assistant Dean & Director, Office of Pluralism and Leadership; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (SASC)

Advisors:

  • Shiella M. Cervantes - Assistant Dean and Advisor to Pan-Asian Students (CGSE)
  • Kari F. Cooke - Assistant Dean and Advisor to Black Students (SASC)
  • Michelle N. Kermond - Assistant Dean and Advisor for Sexuality, Women, and Gender (CGSE)
  • Rodrigo A. Ramirez - Assistant Dean and Advisor to Latino Students (SASC)
  • Steve M. Silver - Assistant Dean and Advisor for International Student Programs (SASC)

Program Coordinators:

  • Sebastian X. Muñoz-Medina - Program Coordinator for Gender & Sexuality Diversity and Multicultural Education (CGSE)
  • Renata D. Baptista - Program Coordinator for Community and Leadership Development (CGSE)
  • Rachel S. Edens - Program Coordinator for Academic Engagement and Success (SASC)

Administrative Staff:

  • Minnie L. Slater - Administrative Assistant (SASC)
  • Karen Tucker - Office Manager (CGSE)

OPAL Locations

The Office of Pluralism and Leadership is one office based in two locations: the Student Academic Services Center (SASC) and the Center for Gender and Student Engagement (CGSE). 

The SASC is located at Carson Suite 125 @ Baker-Berry Library

The CGSE is located at 6 Choate Rd, nestled in the Choates Cluster.

Phone: 603-646-0987

Fax: 603-646-9168

Email: Pluralism.and.Leadership@dartmouth.edu

Detailed advisor contact information can be found in the Dartmouth directory.

Last Updated: 8/31/15