Program Statement

Intercultural Alliances (IA) is committed to supporting people in their journey of discovery of their participation (passive and active) in systems of oppression with the aim of creating a more equitable, accessible, and welcoming environment for members of marginalized communities.   


  1. To increase intercultural competence
  2. To develop the knowledge and skills needed to navigate a multicultural world
  3. To increase racial identity awareness, recognizing bias, and analyze the different forms of racism
  4. To cultivate participants who are passionate about addressing and closing equity gaps
  5. To engage in sustained and transformational courageous intergroup dialogues and campus-wide dialogues.


Unpacking Bias and Anti-Oppression Training

This three-session training is open to all students from both undergraduate and graduate programs.  One must complete the entire program to earn a certificate. The goal of the program is to help participants on their journey to becoming accomplices in a more just, equitable and...

Turn a Page Together (TAPT)

Turn-a-Page-Together (TAPT) is one of the longest running programs on campus and is the cornerstone of Intercultural Alliances’ offerings. TAPT provides students, faculty, staff, and alumni the opportunity to come together and discuss books on topics related to culture, ethnicity, and Deaf culture. The goals...

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Certification Program

As a part of the Equity and Belonging Strategic Action Plan, the Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusive Excellence (DEDI) created the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Certification Program for people who have a passion for social justice and community engagement. This program is offered...


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Intercultural Alliances

(202) 250-2379

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