Supporting Inclusive Campus Communities: A Student Development Perspective

Keller, 2018 / / August 2018

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Bethany R. Keller examines how student life programming can contribute to creating a more welcoming, inclusive, and culturally aware campus that supports student success. This chapter draws from important lessons learned within the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) at Webster University. The importance of cultural programming, specialized orientation, strategic collaborations, and effective support services cannot be overstated in creating a culture of inclusion for meeting diverse student needs. Keller argues that the most successful programs are those designed to engage throughout the intellectual network of campus. She further contends that building intentional opportunities for diverse student groups to engage with one another through programs with cultural and human rights themes can advance intercultural learning.