Who We Serve
The Office of Intercultural Advancement serves multicultural and international students studying at Gettysburg College. We are particularly committed to the academic and personal development of international, African-American, Asian-American, Latino, and Native American students.
We believe that for students to grow cognitively and effectively, we must provide a diverse environment that fosters critical dialogue and reflection while valuing and appreciating differences. Students can expect to receive personal attention and academic advising that addresses individual needs, interests, and questions.
Our Office is dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating cultural pluralism on campus to create a diverse and culturally enlightened community based on mutual respect and understanding. To do so, we work with various departments and programs across campus—including academic advising, athletics, admissions and financial aid, and various academic departments and faculty.
Personal and Academic Advising
We emphasize personal integrity and responsibility in our interactions with students. All discussions are confidential and no topic is off limits.
The advising process begins with weekly one-on-one meetings with Dean Curry that assist students in their transition to college culture, allow them to discuss their academic progress, and give them an opportunity to have candid conversations with a trusted mentor about their personal or academic issues or concerns.
Beyond the first year, students are encouraged to schedule appointments with Dean Curry and Associate Dean de Jesus to continue these discussions. Advising in the second year and beyond includes conversations about course and major selection, campus community involvement and leadership, and graduate and professional plans.