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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
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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; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - SASC


Shiella Cervantes, Assistant Dean and Advisor to Pan-Asian Students - CGSE

Kari Cooke, Assistant Dean and Advisor to Black Students - SASC

Michelle Hector, Assistant Dean and Advisor for Sexuality, Women, and Gender - CGSE

Rodrigo Ramirez, Assistant Dean and Advisor to Latino Students - CGSE

Steve Silver, Assistant Dean and Advisor for International Student Programs - SASC

Program Coordinators:

Sebastian Muñoz-Medina, Program Coordinator for Gender & Sexual Diversity and Multicultural Education - CGSE

Renata Baptista, Program Coordinator for Community and Leadership Development - CGSE

Rachel Edens, Program Coordinator for Academic Engagement and Success - SASC

Administrative Staff:

Minnie Slater, Administrative Assistant - SASC

Karen Tucker, Office Manager - CGSE

OPAL Locations

The Office of Pluralism and Leadership is based in two locations on the main Dartmouth campus: 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.


Last Updated: 8/26/15