At Elmhurst College, students find a welcoming attitude and a celebration of ethnic, cultural, and racial diversity. Elmhurst’s Office of Intercultural Student Affairs' mission of inclusion fosters an appreciation of different heritages through a variety of programs and activities. For example:
Other departments of the College also promote cultural diversity. For example, the intercultural education program of the Center for Professional Excellence sponsors intercultural workshops and leadership training. Elmhurst Guestships bring renowned scholars to campus, and series such as the popular American Images series expose students to a variety of ethnic histories. We enjoy creating formal and informal opportunities for students, faculty and the greater community to learn from each other’s differences.
The College also offers a major in Intercultural Studies. This program enables students to learn about cultural and cross-cultural skills and relationships among different groups in the United States and abroad. The program uses an interdisciplinary and developmental model to examine cultures, power, prestige, privilege, group interrelationships, and cross-cultural communications and interactions. It is designed to help students participate more meaningfully in their social, civic, and increasingly global world of work roles.
For more information on programs of the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs, contact (630) 617-3207.