About OPAL Education


OPAL Education is dedicated to building learning spaces and programs that enhance and work towards the mission of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, “to foster a Dartmouth where all students can thrive, value difference, and contribute to the creation of a socially just world.”

We do this through:

  • facilitating discussions and workshops that allow students to build passion, action, skills and knowledge around social justice and leadership topics (OPAL Ambassadors)
  • and through student-generated projects that make progress towards a more socially just world and Dartmouth (OPAL Education Fellows)


Students involved in OPAL Education will benefit in many ways, including:

  • Increased understanding of one’s own identities and how these relate to others’ identities in multiple contexts
  • Increased belief in the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Increased awareness of power, privilege, and oppression
  • Increased ability to work effectively in teams, maximize a team, and work towards a shared vision or goal
  • Increased ability to recognize group dynamics and address group conflict
  • Increased ability to empathize and gain greater perspective and understanding across cultures and backgrounds
  • Increased ability and likelihood to interact with a diverse group of peers and colleagues
  • Increased ability to program, navigate institutions, work collaboratively across student groups and departments, and to work independently (Fellows)
  • Increased ability to facilitate build content and design workshops (Ambassadors)