About OPAL Education

Mission

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)
  • Student-generated projects that make progress towards a more socially just world and Dartmouth (OPAL Education Fellows)

Goals

Students involved in OPAL Education will increase their understanding in the following:

  • One's own identities and how they relate to others in multiple contexts
  • Value of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Awareness of power, privilege, and oppression
  • Ability to work effectively in team(s) 
  • Work towards a shared vision or goal
  • Recognize group dynamics and address group conflict
  • Increased ability and likelihood to interact with a diverse group of peers and colleagues
  • Increased ability to plan and execute programming and work collaboratively across student groups and departments (Fellows)
  • Increased ability to facilitate, build content and design workshops (Ambassadors)