Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center

Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center's Mission

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:

  • providing and advocating for services, programs, and resources that assist international students and students of color for a successful transition to, matriculation at, and graduation from Hampshire College
  • offering services, programs, and resources that foster academic success among international students and students of color
  • ensuring a space for multicultural community building, individual expression, and the exchange of ideas
  • fostering leadership skills for multicultural competence for students of color, international students, and multicultural student groups
  • continually examining the fluidity of race, culture, and identity; specifically examining how race and culture intersect with other social identities and their impact on one's view of self and of the world
  • serving as a campus partner in promoting multicultural competence through community engagement on topics related to race, culture, and under-representation

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 Lebrón-Wiggins-Pran Cultural Center is a part of the department of Community Advocacy in the division of Student Affairs.

Cultural Center Staff

Latoyya Pleasant

Director for Community Advocacy, Cultural Center

lpSA@hampshire.edu, 413.559.5779

For general inquiries please contact culturalcenter@hampshire.edu.

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