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. 

Springfield College Cultural Connections students pose on the stairs in the campus union

What is the Cultural Connections
Leadership Program?

Cultural Connections is a student-led leadership program (CCLP) intended to get you acclimated to life at Springfield College and within the greater community. CCLP is designed for first-year and incoming transfer students to make meaningful friendships. Students from all identities (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, first-generation, etc.) are encouraged to participate in this experience.

This program consists of a free, three-day pre-orientation followed by six weeks of mentorship from student leaders across campus. Students will then have the chance to engage in leadership opportunities like community building, intercultural exploration, and advocacy. Participating in CCLP will get you an early start in connecting with student clubs on campus.

The goal of CCLP is to support new students 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. 

Application is Due by July 11th: Apply Here

Cultural Connections students have fun at the Dr. Seuss museum in Springfield
Cultural Connections
Explore the area

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

 Cultural Connections students post for a selfie in the Office of Multicultural Affairs
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Connect with peers

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

Cultural Connections students have lunch in Cheney at Springfield College
Cultural Connections
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. 

Cultural Connections students have fun posing in the union at Springfield College
Cultural Connections
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.