Welcome to the Office of Intercultural Affairs. As an area within the Dean of Students, OIA is dedicated to the mission of promoting transformative learning and contributing to the cultivation of a community where the dignity of all people is respected. OIA develops and offers programs and services to facilitate intercultural understanding and competencies, reflection of cultural complexities that influence behavior, and exploration and development of holistic identities. OIA provides support to students in their personal and intellectual development to prepare them to affect purposeful change in their surrounding communities, and to become culturally and civically proficient leaders in an increasingly diverse world.
I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the staff, students, programs, and services that comprise the Office of Intercultural Affairs. Feel free to stop by our offices located in Sarratt Student Center, Suites 310G, 315A, 323, and 337A&B.
Tina L. Smith, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean, Office of Intercultural Affairs
Vanderbilt University, Dean of Students