Office of Cultural Diversity

Advocacy. Mentorship. Support. Transformative in nature, the Office of Cultural Diversity exists to challenge and replace preconceived notions with well-informed facts in regard to issues of identity, culture, power and influence. Through intercultural programming, diversity initiatives, and partnering with off-campus agencies to provide pre-college and mentoring opportunities, the Office of Cultural Diversity enhances the cultural competence across campus. This expands the cultural literacy and enriches the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and moral development of each and every member of the Carroll community and beyond.


Building a Diverse Community

Understanding that diversity encompasses much more than race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, we help prepare all members of the Carroll community to thrive in today's reality, a world in which the ability to successfully navigate difference is a requirement and not an elective


Find Your Place

The Diversity Lounge is a hangout for individuals and groups interested in sharing their own culture and/or learning about other cultures. From deep discussions of identity, power and politics to conversations about movies, music, dance and everyday life; it’s the place to gain insight, share some laughs and cross boundaries.

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Support to Succeed

The Office of Cultural Diversity Mentoring Program provides students with the emotional and instrumental support needed to achieve the goal of a college degree through guidance, encouragement, advising and engaging activities. Students who successfully complete the program receive a $500 stipend each year.

Major Services

Student Organizations

  • Carroll Student Veterans Organization (CSVO) 
  • Women’s Equality and Empowerment (WEE)
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • Queers and Allies, Questions and Answers (Q&A)
  • Indian Student Association (ISA)

Signature Programs

  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO) Dinner (fall)
  • Multi-Cultural Meet and Greet (fall)
  • National Cultural Commemoration (monthly)
  • Dinnerin the Dark (spring)
  • Soul Food Dinner (spring)
“Being a part of the Latin American Student Organization...has given me a family away from home.”
— Tlaloc Hueta Cuautle '18

See Carroll For Yourself

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