About Us

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Baker Library at night.

The Dartmouth Centers Forum was founded in 2005 by six centers (the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Ethics Institute, the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, and the William Jewett Tucker Foundation), as a collaborative alliance to promote an open campus-wide dialogue on complex issues. Twelve others have joined since the DCF's founding.

Although all eighteen centers/organizations continue to pursue their missions individually, the DCF provides an opportunity for programming to be coordinated using shared resources.

Our Centers

Center Mission
The Center for Gender & Student Engagement cgse logoFounded in 1988, the Center for Gender and Student Engagement, students, staff, and faculty associated with the CGSE strive to build a campus-wide community that respects differences and offers students opportunities to engage in gender-based work outside the classroom. We are committed to meeting the diverse identities of all community members in support of the mission of the College. The CGSE fulfills this mission through programming, events, individual and student group advising, and individual engagement opportunities.
The Collis Center for Student Involvement
Collis logoThe Collis Center for Student Involvement is committed to the development of the out-of-class education at Dartmouth by focusing on discovery, learning, and civic engagement. We support a seamless learning environment balanced with challenge and support, comfort and flexibility, and contemporary culture and tradition. With over 150 student organizations, eight governing bodies, and five hundred leadership positions, the Collis Center is central to Dartmouth's daily life.
The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) DCAL LogoThe Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) assumes primary responsibility for the professional development of Dartmouth's teachers.  By cultivating a community of informed conversation about how people learn and promoting collaboration among educators, DCAL advances Dartmouth's mission to prepare students for life-long learning.
The Dartmouth Center for Social Impact Center for Social Impact LogoThe Dartmouth Center for Social Impact prepares students to be transformative leaders for the common good. Through community-driven experiential learning, our students cultivate their skills, scholarship and passion to develop high-impact approaches to the most pressing societal problems. Our graduates go on to lead lives of purpose personally and professionally as social innovators, direct service providers, activists, philanthropists and community researchers.
The Dartmouth College Library Dartmouth Library LogoThe Dartmouth College Library fosters intellectual growth and advances the mission of Dartmouth College and affiliated communities by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering information, and partnering to develop and disseminate new scholarship.
The Dartmouth House System Dartmouth PineThe Dartmouth Houses promote intellectual engagement, community, and continuity. They increase student access to members of the faculty in residential spaces, build community by creating opportunities for enhanced social ties and shared experiences in the residential system, and respond to the long-standing call from students for more continuity in their residential experience.
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Dickey Center LogoIn the legacy of Dartmouth's 12th president, the Dickey Center for International Understanding seeks to educate Dartmouth students about the world's troubles and instill in them a commitment to do something about them.
The Ethics Institute Ethics logoThe Ethics Institute exists to foster the study and teaching of ethics throughout the Dartmouth community, at the undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Institute serves the College, Dartmouth Medical School, Thayer School of Engineering, as well as Tuck Business School.
The Hood Museum of Art Hood LogoThe Hood Museum of Art’s purpose is to create learning encounters and cultivate teaching with objects.
The Hopkins Center for the Arts
Hop LogoThe Hopkins Center's mission is to ignite and sustain a passion for the arts within Dartmouth and its greater community and to provide the core educational environment for the study, creation, and presentation of the arts.
The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) ISTS LogoThe Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth College is dedicated to pursuing research and education to advance information security and privacy throughout society.
The Institute for Writing & Rhetoric iwr logoThe Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric fosters students' abilities as writers, speakers, and critical thinkers. The Institute promotes a culture of writing and rhetoric across campus through courses, through peer engagement among students, and through sustained conversation among faculty.
The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society Irving Institute LogoDartmouth's Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society aspires to be the world’s premier institute for transforming humankind’s understanding of energy issues, and driving the creation of ideas, technologies, and policies that improve the availability and efficient use of energy for all people.
The Leslie Center for the Humanities leslie logoThe Leslie Center for the Humanities promotes innovative and creative projects that demonstrate the impact of humanistic thinking, methods, and results.
The Montgomery Fellows Program montgomery fellowsThe Montgomery Fellows Program brings inspiring individuals from all fields of activity to campus to interact with the Dartmouth community. The hallmark of the program are the informal interactions between these distinguished guests and Dartmouth students, that provide many creative opportunities for students to learn about the ideas, beliefs and work of the leaders who shape our world politically, socially and culturally.
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth
Rockfeller Center logoThe Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College is a catalyst for public policy research, teaching and deliberation. Dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary perspective on policy-related topics, the Center fosters a commitment to the ideals of public service and informed public debate exemplified by Nelson A. Rockefeller, former governor of New York State and Vice President of the United States.
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice tdi logoThe Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice is where Knowledge Informs Change. The Institute stands on a 30-year history of asking challenging questions about medical care – now it is working to fix the problems.
The William Jewett Tucker Center Tucker logoThe William Jewett Tucker Center inspires and supports members of the Dartmouth community to cultivate a deep sense of meaning and purpose through spiritual, ethical and moral exploration and engagement.