Each semester, we offer a variety of programs through our office. Past events have included the following.
- Film screenings
- Panel discussions
- Open mics
- Speaker series
- Celebrations of heritage months
- Awareness campaigns
Cultural Connections Leader Job Description and Requirements
The Cultural Connections Leadership Program begins with a four-day pre-orientation program preceding New Student Orientation. This program is intended to build unity through community by attracting students from diverse populations receptive to engaging in conscious cross-cultural conversations with an emphasis on social justice, social change, and leadership. The Cultural Connections Leadership Program is voluntary for all new students who enter Springfield College and is particularly encouraged for first-year and new transfer students. Upper-class students can also opt to be paired with a Cultural Connections leader if they feel they could benefit from this support and guidance.
Enhanced through student participation in intergroup conscious dialogue, monthly meetings, programs and activities, the Cultural Connections Leadership Program provides a developmental opportunity for individuals committed to issues of inclusion and social justice to explore the complex dynamics of privilege and to develop skills and strategies to foster positive change on campus and in the greater community.
The cohort is designed to support new students by connecting them with student leaders who will assist with the transition to Springfield College and connect them with the broader campus community, and provide resources to enhance the cultural, social, and educational experience at Springfield College. Moreover, it is aimed at helping students develop a greater respect and appreciation for individual differences while appreciating the various similarities.
Responsibilities and Requirements of a Cultural Connections Leader