Intercultural Programs Intercultural Organizations
About Intercultural Organizations (ICOs)
Intercultural Organizations (ICOs) is an umbrella for several groups that exist to support, educate and celebrate different cultures and perspectives among students.
The purpose of ICOs is two-fold: 1). to provide a space for students of similar background to come together for support and fellowship and; 2) to give all students the opportunity to build new friendships and to learn about and value different cultures, histories and perspectives of others.
ICO Student Leaders
|Business Manager||Bethany Le|
|Asian Student Association (ASA)||Caityln Wells & Lindsay Park|
|Black Student Union (BSU)||Shakayla Manwarren-Fairley & Miah Williams|
|Hawai'i Student Association||TBD|
|Latino Cultural Organization (LCO)Co-Leaders:||Emily Mata & Jessica Aragon|
|Global & International Student Association (GISA)||Kevin Gao|
|Multi-Ethnic Student Association (MESA)||Rebekah Beeghly, Caleb Rodriguez, & Matthew Lee|
|Racial Equality and Justice (REJ)||Olivia Stowell, Liv Essen, & Emily Herbst|
Intercultural Organizations (ICOs)
Any registered Westmont student may apply to lead, be a member of or participate in programs organized by an ICO. ICOs are and have always been inclusive, i.e. all students of all backgrounds are welcome to participate. Programs and meetings are framed and guided by the college’s learning standard for diversity and by the mission, vision and goals of Intercultural Programs.
This year, their vision is to focus on the spiritual and church histories and legacies of different cultures.
Office Location: Kerr Student Center Lounge (above the DC)
Contact Information: ICO Student Leaders
The Intercultural Programs office partners with Residence Life to place Intercultural Peer Mentors (IPMs) in each of the residence halls.
These students serve as both a liaison to the ICP office as well as resources in the residence halls for issues of diveristy and mulicultural identity. The IPMs serve on the Community Life Councils (CLCs) in each community.
Armington Halls: Caitlyn Wells, Jessica Aragon
Global Leadership Center: Bethany Le, Emily Mata, Caleb Rodriguez, Matthew Lee
Page Hall: Shakayla Manwarren
Van Kampen: Emily Herbst, Liv Essen, Kevin Gao