Each member center has its own mission and audience and the Centers Forum seeks to work across all constituents at Dartmouth and encourage collaborative work towards a shared goal.

Although all twenty centers continue to pursue their missions individually, the CFD provides an opportunity for programming to be coordinated using shared resources.

Founding Members

The Centers Forum at Dartmouth was founded in 2005 by six centers as a collaborative alliance to promote an open campus-wide dialogue on complex issues:

Member Centers & Institutes

The Center for Professional Development

The CPD empowers our diverse undergraduate student community to confidently pursue career goals.

The Collis Center for Student Involvement

The Collis Center for Student Involvement will focus on discovery, learning, and civic engagement. We envision a seamless learning environment balanced with challenge and support, comfort and flexibility, and contemporary culture and tradition. With appropriate resources and lively spaces, the Collis Center for Student Involvement will remain central to Dartmouth's daily life.

The Collis Center for Student Involvement believes co-curricular learning opportunities are vital in developing student leadership and life skills. We act as a catalyst to engage students outside the classroom by: providing training, advising, mentoring to students and organization advisors, offering/creating developmental student employment opportunities, fostering interactions among all members of the College community, maintaining programming spaces and resources for student-focused initiatives that enrich our campus culture.

The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)

The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) improves teaching and learning by providing resources, removing barriers, promoting evidence-based practices, and building partnerships to cultivate a culture that values and rewards teaching for all members of Dartmouth’s scholar-educator community.

The Dartmouth Center for Social Impact

The 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

The 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

The 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 Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

The 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 John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding

In 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 at Dartmouth

The Ethics Institute was established in 1982 by a group of Dartmouth faculty who were concerned about issues in applied and professional ethics.  The Institute exists to foster the study and teaching of ethics, broadly construed, throughout the Dartmouth community through various public programming, workshops, fellowships, and funding for research and teaching.

The Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education

The Guarini Institute provides leadership and direction for the College’s rich portfolio of credit-bearing off-campus programs.

The Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art’s purpose is to create learning encounters and cultivate teaching with objects.

The Hopkins Center for the Arts

The 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 Black Intellectual and Cultural Life

The Institute for Black Intellectual and Cultural Life is a research center rooted in the study of the Black diaspora. Building on the strengths of Dartmouth's current Black faculty and staff, the Institute hosts visiting scholars, artists, activists, and postdocs and provides grants for Dartmouth faculty who are undertaking major research and creative projects related to the Institute's research themes.

The Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS)

The 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

The 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

Dartmouth'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

The Leslie Center for the Humanities promotes innovative and creative projects that demonstrate the impact of humanistic thinking, methods, and results.

The Montgomery Fellows Program

The 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

The 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 Office of Institutional Diversity & Equity at Dartmouth

The office of Institutional Diversity & Equity is focused on supporting, assisting, and enhancing Dartmouth's commitment to learning and pluralism. Our planning and programs help to maintain and build an environment that accepts and welcomes difference. While race and sex figure prominently into our office's understanding of diversity, we are also interested in examining and fostering dialog on other aspects of individual and social identity (e.g., age, class, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, marital status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran's status).

The Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center empowers our Dartmouth community to thrive by providing opportunities for reflection, connection, intentionality, and purposeful action, which serve as the primary building blocks for enhancing personal and community wellbeing.

The William Jewett Tucker Center

The 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.

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