Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice Center

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The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access & Social Justice Center (IDEAS) is located on the third floor of the Campus Center. It is the mission of the IDEAS Center to provide advocacy and support for historically underrepresented populations including, African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Hispanic & Latino, Native American and Indigenous Peoples, as well as Multiracial, low-income, first-generation, women, Muslim, Jewish, International, and LGBTQ communities. The staff works to facilitate awareness and community building, dialogue, collaboration and exploration of social current social justice issues for all members of the Allegheny College community. The primary commitment of IDEAS 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.