Intercultural Development advances Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through educational outreach, cultural programming, support and advocacy of historically marginalized groups, and community building. It is our goal that students and employees will have numerous opportunities at Lafayette to develop their intercultural competence and to commit to lifelong learning about our world and its diverse citizens.



Educational Outreach

Intercultural Development offers educational programming to complement the diversity embedded in the Lafayette curriculum. Learn about Kaleidoscope, multicultural competency training, the president's McDonogh lecture series, brown bag lunch discussions, faculty fireside chats, Safe Zone training, and faculty/staff workshops.

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Cultural Programming

Lafayette students and employees represent 42 states in the U.S. and 47 countries worldwide. Our office affirms and celebrates the diversity of our community through heritage awareness months, cultural performances, art exhibitions, religious holidays and observances, and Portlock Black Cultural Center programming.

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Support and Advocacy

Intercultural Development recognizes that some populations have historically been marginalized in American higher education. Discover the support and advocacy we can offer historically marginalized community members through cultural student organizations, awards and recognition, identity development coaching, and bias response and education.

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Community Building

Intercultural Development aims to identify and break down barriers that are sometimes created between groups based on their personal identities and affiliations. Learn about the Finding We retreat, Lafayette Intercultural Networking Council (LINC), admissions recruitment initiatives, and alumni networking.

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