About Us

The Office of Intercultural Life strives to create a diverse and welcoming campus community that embraces individual difference, advocates for social justice, and cultivates inclusion. OIL centers the experiences of students of color while working collaboratively to create a campus wide culture of understanding and authentic living.

OIL Mentorship Program

The OIL Peer Mentorship Program offers guidance and support for first year students as they transition to Carleton. Participants get connected to resources that help them navigate the college experience and ensure that they persist and graduate.

Freedom House

Cultural Houses

The Cultural Houses provide a variety of educational, cultural, and social programs that highlight the cultural diversity at Carleton, while providing a cultural comfort-zone to BIPOC and international students.

Cultural Programming Board

The Cultural Programming Board (CPB) is a collaborative of chartered student organizations that hosts high-impact cultural programming on campus; elevates the relevance of underrepresented cultural perspectives; and stimulates critical dialogue about culture, inclusion, and community.

Awards Gala

OIL and ISL joint event picture

What’s New?

Check out what’s new and upcoming from our office! Check back regularly to stay up-to-date with OIL Talks, Cultural Heritage Month events, Carleton and community resources, and more! More information about events can be found on our Events page.