Virtual Programming

How to Stay Safe When Traveling Back Home

Friday, November 13th | 3PM EST
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Join the Native American Program, FYSEP/FGLI, OPAL, and Dick's House for an informational discussion that will provide specific information related to Covid concerns and traveling home.

Upstaging Stereotypes Interest Meeting

Sunday, November 15th | 2pm EST

Upstaging Stereotypes is a student-led performance that seeks to explore different forms of masculinity at Dartmouth and beyond. This year, the program is particularly interested in how both race and masculinity have shaped life experiences for BIPOC students. If you're interested in learning more, come to our first interest meeting this Sunday – open to people of all genders!

*No preparation necessary 

Upstaging Stereotypes is a part of Visibility:2021, Dartmouth's annual campaign to promote gender equity and end gender- and power-based violence. For more information and/or accommodations, email

Queer History Community Chat

Sunday, November 15th | 4pm EST

This talk with be focused on pronouns, dismantling gendered language, and the trans and nonbinary experience, specifically for QTPOC. We will discuss the paradoxes, limitations, and social ramifications of trans and nonbinary representation within comtemporary culture.

Olajiwon K. McCadney (he/him/his & they/them/theirs) - @the_o_zone
Olajiwon serves as the Assistant Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity & Educational Achievement and the NCAA Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Nazareth College. They hold an M.S.Ed. in Organizational Leadership & Performance Technology from the College at Potsdam, State University of New York as well as a certification in Professional Coaching. They are currently a doctoral candidate at Northeastern University.

Jamie Hawkins Howard (they/them/theirs) - @jhawkinshoward
James in a singer, gardener, and labor advocate living on Penobscotlands in Portland, Maine. They currently work at the Main People's Alliance as a ;eader of their remote canvass operation and as a shop steward for MSEA-SEIU 1989. Their published poetry on gender identity and sexuality can be read in the anthology "Recognize: BThe Voices of BNisexual Men" by Robyn Ochs and H. Sharif Williams.


Community Care Space

Monday, November 16th | 4:30-6:30 PM ET
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Take a break towards the end of the term with the Asian and Asian American LLC and Asian American Student Mentoring Program!

It will be an open, come-and-go space, so feel free to stop by at any point for conversation, arts and crafts, games, and community building. This will also be an opportunity for AAMP and LLC members to meet each other. We look forward to seeing you there!

Asian and Asian American LLC - Winter 2021

The Asian and Asian American Living Learning Community is a space for engaging with issues specific to Asian/Asian American identity and experience. Although typically residential, this winter, the LLC will be entirely remote. It is open to students of all class years, regardless of your prior knowledge, racial identification, and whether or not you're living on campus. The LLC is not usually open to first-year students, so we highly encourage '24s to take this opportunity!
Our remote programming will include socials, discussions, a virtual common room, and other community building activities. We hope to offer a space for you to find reflection, connection, and community.
Keep an eye out over winterim for more information from Residential Education! In the meantime, feel free to take a look at the application questions copied below. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
Staff Advisor:
Student Coordinator: 
Application Questions for 21W

  1. Why are you interested in being a part of the Asian/American LLC? What do you hope to learn or gain from being part of this community?
  2. Do the terms Asian and/or Asian American feel relevant to you and your experiences? How did you first come to know about and/or adopt this identity?
  3. What are examples of remote programming that you've enjoyed in the past few terms? How would you like to see these, or new ideas, implemented in LLC programming?

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

Become involved with AAPIHM!

AAPIHM is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and occurs in May. OPAL Pan-Asian Student Advising offers multiple events during AAPIHM for the community to celebrate our heritage and identity. Planning begins Winter 2021, so be on the lookout for updates.

If you are interested in being involved, please email Kayanat Paracha.

Black Student Mentoring Program

Are you a '24 jumping at the opportunity of getting to know the upperclassmen and receiving amazing tips on how to thrive at Dartmouth?!
Are you an upperclassman ready to provide the gift of knowledge and guidance to a wonderful '24?!

A new academic year means welcoming a new class to our wonderful community!

OPAL's Office of Black Student Advising invites 24s and upperclassmen to apply for the Black Student Mentoring Program! We are hoping to connect 24s with other members of the Black community who can share their experience at Dartmouth as a way of guiding and supporting them through their first year.

If you would be interested in making an impact on a '24, or if you are a '24 and would love to have an upperclassman mentor, please apply for BSMP!

Applications are due October 23rd at 11:59 PM!

Black Legacy Month Planning Committee

OPAL Black Student Advising invites you to help us prepare the upcoming Black Legacy Month happening during 21W! Please sign up to be part of the amazing committee preparing this year's one of a kind virtual celebration of Black excellence!
Applications are due on October 23rd @ 11:59 PM. 
Click here to apply!

Asian/American Student Mentoring Program

The Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL) is excited to offer the Asian/American Student Mentoring Program (AAMP)! Students will be placed in mentoring groups of at least 2 mentors and 2 mentees. Mentoring groups are encouraged to meet informally on a virtual platform and as often as the group would like. In addition to mentoring groups, students from all OPAL Mentoring Programs will be invited to virtual socials and community-specific discussions and events.
If you're interested in being a mentor (second years and above) or mentee (first years only), please sign up at
Applications for AAMP will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis.