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Welcome to OPAL

Dartmouth believes that a 21st century liberal arts education integrates respect for, and understanding of, the unique and essential benefits of living, learning, and engaging in an inclusive global community.

OPAL's mission is to foster a Dartmouth where all students can thrive, value difference, and contribute to the creation of a socially just world.  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.

OPAL is a department of Student Academic Support Services within the Division of Student Affairs

Intergroup Dialogue at Dartmouth

Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) engages Dartmouth students in authentic conversations about difficult topics. All sections meet once per week, for six weeks in total, and each session is 2 hours in duration.

Fall '15 Sessions:

  • IGD on Sexuality – Mondays @ 3-5pm
  • IGD on Race – Tuesdays @ 4-6pm
  • IGD on Class – Thursdays @ 4-6pm

click here to sign up for IGD

Advisor Drop-In Hours

OPAL Advisors will host drop-in hours during the Fall term (Sept 16th - Nov 17th) during the following dates and times:

  • Black Student Advising with Dean Kari Cooke
    • Wednesdays from 10am-12pm at the OPAL BSA Office in Carson 125
    • Thursdays from 12pm-2pm at the Shabazz Center Mural Room
  • Pan Asian Student Advising with Dean Shiella Cervantes
    • Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. at the PAC Resource Room in Robinson 104
  • LatinX Student Advising with Dean Rodrigo Ramirez
    • Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. at the OPAL LSA Office in Carson 130
    • Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. at the OPAL LSA Office in Carson 130
  • International Student Advising with Dean Steve Silver
    • Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. at the International Student Resource Room in Robinson 203
  • Sexuality, Women, and Gender Advising with Dean Michelle Hector Kermond
    • Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. at the OPAL SWAG Office in the CGSE

Last Updated: 10/5/15