6-Word Essay Event

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a 6-word essay that captures your experience on Race. Reflect on your views on RACE. Distill your thoughts into 6 words and submit.

This program is modeled after NPR’s The Race Card Project. To keep track of submissions by members of the Gettysburg College community, we ask that you submit your 6-word essay here.

Join us for lunch and conversation on October 10th. Details to follow.

People Who Care, Talking About Things That Matter.

The more invested you are in your community, the more you will feel connected to your new home away from home.  We encourage you to diversify your social and intellectual circles and to take advantage of opportunities to share and discuss your personal interests and views and to consider those of others.

In addition to our annual offerings listed below, we also offer a variety of talks and presentations that vary year to year depending upon student interests and needs and what is happening in the world.


The PALS Program is a mentoring program that pairs incoming first year students with upper class students to discuss common challenges and opportunities for new students and to ease their integration into the campus community.

Informal Chats

The professional staff at the Office of Intercultural Advancement offer:

  • Men's Meetings

Informal monthly gatherings for men are held at the home of Dean Curry and are attended by students, faculty, staff and community members.  All topics are welcome and students in particular are invited to bring topics of interest:  movies, sports, community involvement, mentoring, workshops, personal development, avocation exploration, sharing ideas, and sharpening skills. Come share some snacks and stories about what it means to be a man in today's world!

  • Women's Chat

Informal monthly gatherings for women are held at the home of Dean Curry and are facilitated by Ruth de Jesus, Associate Dean. This is a time for sharing thoughts and experiences as women, finding support and discovering strengths, and listening to and learning from each other to realize our goals and dreams

Directed Conversations

Join students in facilitated discussions on the intersection of race and LGBT concerns. Conversations are intended to build connections, challenge assumptions, and strengthen solidarity. This is a safe space. Contact Ruth de Jesus for information.

Support Sessions

We typically offer a variety of support sessions for domestic and international students alike.


Many IRC students participate and/or lead student clubs on campus to develop leadership and interpersonal skills, and to connect to and invest in their campus. Some of the clubs with strong multicultural representation and interest are listed below. This list is not comprehensive, and we welcome student suggestions for further inclusions:

Students also form theme houses that promote social awareness and engagement. The Office of Residence Life welcomes new ideas for theme houses.