The Office of the Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education and the Advisor to Students of Asian Descent collaborates with members of the college to support Wellesley’s diverse community through two main functions. On a broader spectrum, the office informs and educates the campus community about the value of diversity and promotes intercultural understanding through its programming and advising. The office is also primarily focused on students of Asian descent, with support services to enhance their academic, social, cultural, and personal experiences, and to further assist them in their success at Wellesley.
The goals of the Office are to:
- Offer programs and training that focus on the many facets of diversity such as Let Me Speak during orientation and diversity training for student leaders.
- Strengthen support network for first generation college students.
- Provide resources and advising for Asian/Asian American students to address a variety of personal, social, academic, and community concerns.
- Foster the personal, ethnic/racial identity and leadership development of Asian and Asian American students to provide opportunities for growth.
- Increase awareness of issues affecting Asian/Asian American students at Wellesley, advocate on behalf of students of Asian descent, and empower and educate students to advocate for themselves.
- Promote appreciation and understanding of Asian cultures and the experiences of Asians/Asian Americans in the United States.