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OPAL offers several opportunities for undergraduate students that enhance leadership across difference and create meaningful cross-cultural interactions. Our curriculum reveals different cultural perspectives, illuminates issues of systemic power and privilege, and fosters empathy for persons of diverse cultural backgrounds. Our leadership opportunities promote the democratic principles of social justice and allow students to put this knowledge into action on real world problems.

OPAL Ambassadors 

OPAL Ambassadors are diverse student leaders who contribute to the goal of creating a thriving campus community by educating on issues of diversity and inclusion among their peers of all identities. Visit the OPAL Ambassadors page for more information and to apply.

Body of Intersecting Identities

Body of Intersecting Identities is a 90-minute workshop for student groups looking to help their group think about their own and others' identities and how these have shaped their life experiences coming into college. This workshop aims to help participants recognize that everyone has a story to tell and experiences to share with the goal of encouraging participants to make connections with new people.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line, (aka: Step Up/Step Back, Barometer, Move Forward) is a 60-90 minute workshop for groups of students groups who wish to build a stronger sense of community through exploration of the group's similarities and differences in their individual identities. CTL promotes self and intra-group reflection, increases meaningful dialogue, and broadens one's' understanding of community.

My Identitree

The goal of this workshop is to make space for participants to reflect on and discuss social identities and how they relate to our experiences in society. This 60 minute workshop will help participants get to know each other better, allow participants to express important parts of their identities, and reflect on and discuss the identities that are most important to them and why that may be.

OPAL Impact

During the summer term, the OPAL Impact leadership cohort will participate in a term-long exploration of their personal values, leadership identity, and social change. Students work to identify how their strengths, passions, and contributions can directly impact a cause to create positive change and will develop the leadership skills to take action.

This six-week workshop will approach leadership as a purposeful, collaborative, and values-based process.

Speak Up! Workshop

Ever heard harmful and biased language and not know how to respond? The Speak Up! workshop offers tools and strategies to prepare you to respond against prejudice, bias, and stereotypes on campus and beyond. Speak Up! calls on everyone to to take a stand against everyday bigotry.


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Last Updated: 8/14/17