Students in front of Converse Hall

Student Diversity and Inclusion Center

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center, located in Bassis 105, is a space where students from all backgrounds can come together and build a community. The space can be used for meetings, study sessions, or just hanging out. Drop in any time Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center serves the Westminster community through co-curricular programs and initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion. The center provides opportunities to develop salient social identities and spaces for discussion on issues of power, privilege, oppression, and social engagement.

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center promotes student engagement and cultural intelligence by promoting fellowship, academics, and social engagement through its programs and initiatives.

Education and Training

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center provides ongoing education and training on issues of power, privilege, oppression, identity, and social engagement. To request a training email

Heritage Speaker Series

The Heritage Speaker Series is a series of campus-wide talks coinciding with heritage and awareness programs that focus on different historically underrepresented groups each month. Each talk features nationally recognized scholars, activists, and community leaders.

Legacy Scholars Program

The Legacy Scholars Program focuses on the social and academic integration of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students. This program provides student cohorts with academic support, scholarship enrichment, faculty-to-peer mentorship, and scholastic and professional preparation. The Legacy Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement.

Queer Compass

Queer Compass is a student-led, administration-supported initiative serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally+ (LGBTQIA+) population on Westminster's campus. Queer Compass aims to foster community, visibility, and openness with Westminster students. At monthly meetings, attendees participate in multifaceted, intersectional dialogues surrounding issues of marginalization, victimization, safety, power, privilege, identity, gender, sexuality, navigating higher education, and opportunities for growth.

Gender Neutral Restroom Initiative

With the generous donation of gender neutral bathroom signage from SmartSign, we are working to make Westminster College's bathrooms inclusive for all. Find gender neutral bathrooms on campus.

Black Excellence

Black Excellence is a student-led, administratively supported initiative that serves our black, African, African-American student population at Westminster. The group aims to develop racial identity and build community within the Westminster campus. Black Excellence meetings, events, and workshops are spaces where attendees can share in fellowship and participate in intersectional dialogues around topics of race within higher education, safety, power, privilege, community, and black excellence. Black Excellence seeks to build community through the shared interest and/or identity of blackness.