Intercultural Affairs Committee

Statement of Purpose

The Intercultural Affairs Committee strives:

  • to promote institutional policies that foster the growth and acceptance of diversity at Hampden-Sydney College,
  • to promote open and substantive discussion of issues related to diversity on campus,
  • to identify the needs of and to provide institutional support for minorities, as defined by race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, both as individuals and as groups,
  • to sponsor programs and other activities that educate the college community about the nature of the diverse and changing world, and
  • to support the work of the Office of Intercultural Affairs.


The Intercultural Affairs Committee is appointed by the President of Hamden-Sydney College. Besides the responsibilities and activities in the Statement of Purpose, the Committee discusses and forwards, sometimes with recommendations, to the appropriate administrator or faculty committee matters brought to its attention that touch upon the life of the Hampden-Sydney Community - students, faculty, staff - in regard to respect for and acceptance of minorities, both as individuals and as groups, as defined defined by race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. 

Any member of the Hampden-Sydney Community who has a concern which falls within the scope of the Committee should feel free to contact a member of the Committee.

For Students

If you would like to talk to someone on campus about issues of diversity or you have been a victim of harassment, violence, or discrimination that you feel is based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or disability please feel welcome to contact a member of the Intercultural Affairs Committee.

Membership 2016-2017

Birhtplace at Hampden-Sydney
The flags hanging in Pannill Commons represent the 19 countries, including the United States, from which nationals have been enrolled at Hampden-Sydney College.

Daniella Widdows, Chair
  Director of Global Education & Study Abroad
Lisa Burns, Secretary
  Director for Academic Success
Hakeem Croom
  Asst Dean of Inclusion & First Year Transition
Matthew Dubroff
   Adjunct Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Caroline Emmons
  Professor of History
Dirk Johnson
  Professor of Modern Languages
Enrique Elizondo
  Student Representative
Luis Torres
  Student Representative



DiversityWeb  (Association of American Colleges & Universities)

PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Hate Crime Prevention

Richmond, VA, Area Synagogues

Agudath Sholom Synagogue, Lynchburg, VA

Islamic Society of Greater Richmond (The Islamic Center in Farmville is located at 144 N. Main St)

Equality Forum

Southern Poverty Law Center