To serve better and retain students of color and international students, the Lebrón-Wiggins Pran Cultural Center provides a range of programs and resources to support and promote the success of students of color and international students at Hampshire College.
Additionally, the center provides programs and resources to the larger campus community for engagement in issues related to race, culture, and under-representation, with the underlying goal to effect social change.
We enhance our longstanding commitment to community and social change by:
At the Cultural Center, we recognize students come to Hampshire with their own terms of self-identity and will soon be placed in a new environment where identity will take on different terms and meanings. The Cultural Center aims to help students of color and international students navigate through that phenomenon.
If you have an idea for a program or would like to explore further a topic related to the center's mission, please email the Cultural Center or stop by!
The office of multicultural and international student services (MISS) is housed in the Cultural Center. MISS provides a network of comprehensive services and innovative programs that support and advance the intellectual, personal, cultural, and social development of students of color and international students.
MISS provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community; and provides support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.
Katie Irwin, director of global education and international student visa advisor (email@example.com)
David Ko, director of spiritual life and international student advisor (dkSA@hampshire.edu)
Janine Knight, assistant dean and director of campus leadership and activities and the Cultural Center (jrkSA@hampshire.edu)
Maria Cartagena, manager of diversity and inclusion initiatives (mcDO@hampshire.edu)
Will Syldor-Severino, Enfield Area coordinator and coordinator of identity- based housing (wasSA@hampshire.edu)
The Lebrón-Wiggins Pran Cultural Center and MISS are part of the division of Student Life.