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OPAL strengthens the Dartmouth community and enhances cross-cultural exchanges through facilitating respectful sharing of information, resources, and experiences.
Facilitated by trained staff, this workshop is a popular dialogue and community-building program that is primarily delivered to Greek letter organizations, athletic teams, service trips, residential hall floors, and other interested student groups. Request a CTL workshop.
Diversity Peer Advisors (DPAers) are trained undergraduate students who work together to proactively address issues of diversity and seek to create a campus community based on inclusion, equity, and respect. They are available to provide campus programming, referrals to resources, and non-judgmental individual peer support to all Dartmouth students. Contact a DPAer.
Diversity Peer Leadership Program (DPP) enables participants to become part of a network of undergraduate students who work together to address common diversity concerns and create meaningful social change at Dartmouth and beyond. Students who are selected begin their association by attending an off-campus weekend retreat that is jointly-facilitated by OPAL staff and trained past DPP student participants. The program examines six primary areas of diversity- race/culture, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, and ability and features three main components- awareness, self reflection, and activism.
Inter-Community Council (I-CC) aims to build organizational connections between different campus communities in order to foster and improve understanding and mutual support as well as advocate for shared interest.
Supported by an OPAL student intern, this initiative seeks to increase connections between social justice movements and sustainability/environmental movements at Dartmouth. The initiative involves small discussion groups, guest speakers, and other events for the campus community that are designed to bring together interested students from diverse perspectives and highlight the common ground shared by these communities.
The goal of this fund is to provide supplemental funding for students initiated events and programs that bring multiple communities together and reflect the mission of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL). OPAL Fund Application form.
Last Updated: 1/31/13