Cultural Connections Leadership Program | Springfield College

Cultural Connections Leadership Program

Get involved

Be part of Cultural Connections, a leadership program for students from diverse populations that focuses on unity, social justice, and community, and kicks off with a summer orientation event. 

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What is the Cultural Connections
Leadership Program?

Cultural Connections Leadership Program is a pre-orientation program organized by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Where students will receive assistance in acclimating to college life at Springfield College and the greater community. With the leadership of peer mentors CCLP (Cultural Connection Leadership Program) is designed for first-year and incoming transfer students to make meaningful connections to other students and campus resources. We welcome students from all identities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, first-generation, etc.) to participate in this unique experience.

Our program consists of a free, three-day pre-orientation program followed by a six-week peer mentorship opportunity with student leaders across campus. Students will have the chance to engage in leadership opportunities in community building, intercultural exploration, and advocacy. Participating in CCLP will provide students with exposure to existing affinity clubs and other organization on campus.

The goal of CCLP is to support new students in traditionally underrepresented groups with a smooth transition to college. By connecting them to the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the broader campus community, and additional resources. CCLP will enhance the cultural, social, and educational experience at Springfield College. 

Participating in the Cultural Connections pre-orientation program requires full commitment during those days. All costs for food and materials needed during the program are covered by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Limited spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply now. (Note: Applications will be accepted up until August 1 provided there are spots available.) There is no cost to apply.

If you have any question please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at

(413)748-3249 or

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Explore the area

In the Cultural Connections Leadership Program,  you'll have opportunities to for group outings to local museums, events, conferences, and more. 

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Connect with peers

The Cultural Connections Leadership Program can help you find your place at Springfield College. 

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Learn to lead

Whether you're having lunch with your peers in Cheney or exchanging dialogue at an open forum, you'll have opportunities to share your thoughts and have your voice heard. 

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Have a little fun

Through the Cultural Connections Leadership Program, you won't just gain valuable skills, you'll also kick back and have fun.