Diversity

Center for Intercultural Advancement and Student Success

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CIASS


The Center for Intercultural Advancement and Student Success (CIASS) is located on the third floor of the Campus Center. CIASS is dedicated to supporting IDEA’s core values and principles and Allegheny College in its ongoing commitment to create and foster an intellectually and culturally diverse campus community. To this end, CIASS works collaboratively and cooperatively with the campus and external constituencies to develop initiatives that enrich the academic, social, cultural, and personal development of students. The primary commitment of CIASS is to serve students, and is implemented through a variety of programs, research, and strategic planning activities that:

  • Provide supplemental resources to enhance the academic achievement levels of all intercultural students
  • Enhance the leadership skills and competencies of intercultural student leaders and student organizations
  • Develop an understanding of interculturalism, social justice, cultural diversity, and student development through a liberal arts experience and beyond
  • Improve the overall campus climate to support the activities and culture of our diverse campus community
  • Support faculty and staff efforts to infuse interculturalism in curriculum, scholarship, and creative work
  • Highlight the educational and societal value of campus diversity experiences — helping to prepare students for the challenges that they will face as citizens in an intercultural and global community

International Admissions

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International Admissions


Allegheny College has a long history of welcoming international students. Over the years, many students with diverse backgrounds have found Allegheny’s unique environment to be a perfect fit for them.As a school that attracts students with unusual combinations of interests, skills, and talents, we recognize that international students are far more than just representatives of their native countries. They are unique blends of cultures, influences, and interests with much to share and contribute to our community. They are Allegheny.