The Lebanon Valley College community values free speech, open dialogue, civility, and respect, and is committed to ensuring that LVC is a welcoming and safe place for all. The Committee for Inclusive and Intercultural Learning (IIL) actively promotes and maintains an inclusive and equitable environment for all members of the LVC learning community.
Diversity at LVC means individual differences (personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations). Learn more about Diversity & Inclusivity programming across campus.
Intercultural Affairs offers:
- Personal counseling and academic advising
- Educational and cultural programs
- Diversity training and in-class discussions
- Small group dialogues
- Community networks and resources
- Information on financial resources and special internship and graduate programs.
The Office of Intercultural Affairs is also a member of the Campus Conduct Hotline.
Advocacy and Awareness
Our outreach to various segments of our community takes the guise of many forms. Beyond providing advocacy and support to underrepresented students and student groups, we serve as a referral agent—referring students to other offices and departments when necessary—and act as an informational resource for all offices and departments within the College regarding multicultural issues.
Academic and Personal Support
We provide one-on-one support for students to ensure their academic and personal success. Students can receive support services with regard to mentoring, advisement, time and financial management, and study skills.
Trainings and Workshops
The office provides diversity training and consultation to students, offices within Student Affairs, and other administrative units. These training sessions are designed to increase the participant’s ability to understand and respect cultural differences. Two of these opportunities are our Brave Zone training and the Don't Cancel Class program.