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MISSION: The Office of Cultural Diversity provides advocacy, mentorship, resources and support to assist in the retention and success of students from underserved populations and to prepare all students for success in a diverse American and global society.
Through intercultural programming, diversity initiatives, and partnering with off-campus agencies to provide pre-college and mentoring opportunities, the Office of Cultural Diversity enhances the cultural competence, expanding the cultural literacy and enriching the intellectual, spiritual, ethical, and moral development of each and every member of the Carroll community and beyond.

Transformative in nature, the Office of Cultural Diversity exists to challenge and replace preconceived notions with well-informed facts in regards to issues of identity, culture, power and influence. Understanding that diversity encompasses much more than race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation, the Office of Cultural Diversity will help prepare all members of the Carroll community to thrive in today's reality, a world in which the ability to successfully navigate difference is a requirement and not an elective.     

The Diversity Lounge is a hangout for individuals and groups interested in sharing their own culture and/or learning about other cultures. From deep discussions of identity, power and politics to conversations about movies, music, dance and everyday life; it’s the place to gain insight, share some laughs and cross boundaries. 

  • open to all Carroll University students, faculty, and staff
  • a nice place to study or simply hang out
  • located in Kilgour 

Study table  


Cable television



To reserve the space for a meeting or event  

Hours available are 5pm-11pm Mon through Friday.  Weekend hours vary.  Use the new EMS reservation system to reserve the space.

Location: Kilgour, Room 121

Office hours: 9am–4: 30pm Monday through Friday

Housekeeping & Courtesy Reminders
Clean up any messes you make    

Place trash and recyclables in the proper bins

Return furniture and items to their original spots