In order to create “a campus culture of compassion, responsibility, advocacy and justice which graduates are inspired to replicate in communities beyond Shenandoah,” we must be a home for all cultures and people. We embrace all races, sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, religions, ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, abilities, ages and residency statuses. We focus on valuing and fostering the diversity reflected in our lives at Shenandoah and in the world beyond our campus. We inspire all members of the Shenandoah community to strive for inclusive excellence through education, celebration, advocacy, and leadership development.
Intercultural Programs encourages all members of the campus community to participate in our programs.
- Our first goal is to educate the campus community on topics of culture, diversity, and social justice in order to foster and sustain a supportive campus environment.
- Our second goal is to celebrate the rich diversity and contributions of our student body in order to increase awareness of differing and shared life experiences.
- Our third goal is to advocate for our students to ensure a safe and positive college experience with fair treatment of every individual by every individual.
- Our fourth goal is to develop leaders through personal and professional growth who are inspired to create change at Shenandoah and beyond.
Education and Celebration
Intercultural Programs fulfills the first two goals to educate and celebrate through a variety of collaborative programs, events, and workshops.
- Dialogues and Forums
- Monthly Dinner Dialogues
- Safe Zone Workshops: Safe Zone at Shenandoah University is a network of people who seek to affirm and support sexual and gender diversity. Safe Zone members are working to create a community that understands and honors the value of each unique individual.
- Navigating Intercultural Understanding Workshop: Introduces participants to intercultural concepts and tools. Participants will understand layers of culture, self reflect on their own perceptions and assumptions, and leave with resources they can implement into their work.
- Classroom presentations
- Residence Hall programs
- Guest speakers
- Film screenings and discussions
- Cultural Heritage Celebrations (Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Asian Heritage Week, International Day, Native American Heritage Month)
- LGBTQ+ programs (Bisexual Visibility Month, Women’s Mentor Brunch, Men’s Health Awareness)
- Interfaith Initiatives (in collaboration with Spiritual Life)
- Self-Worth Events (BeYOUtiful Campaign, Valentine Card Making)
- Mental Health & Disability Awareness
- MLK Day Campus Celebrations
Like our Facebook page to see photos from our past events and get updates on upcoming events:
You can also view the SU Calendar of Events here: https://www.su.edu/events/
Advocacy, Response, and Support
Intercultural Programs is a safe space for all members of the Shenandoah Community and seeks to provide advocacy and resources for issues that impact our diverse groups. Some of our areas of support include:
Bias Incident and Hate Crime Prevention Efforts: To report harassment, bias, or hate crimes complete this form.
The “Q” in Question: The “Q” in Question is a four-week series discussion about Christianity, sexual orientation and gender identity that takes place in Goodson Chapel/Recital Hall and is led by Worship Arts Coordinator DeLyn Celec. This discussion may not be for you if your faith tradition requires you to be intolerant of LGBTQ persons, Christian persons, or both.
Restorative Justice: Restorative Justice is a unique way of repairing harm that has been caused. This process brings together victims, offenders, and community members to make a plan that can be transformational in response for the harm that occurred. Maggie McCampbell Lien is trained in Restorative Justice and serves as a resource for groups who would like to learn more about these principles or would like to have a restorative process facilitated.
Student of Concern Reporting: Fellow students, family members, faculty and staff can play an invaluable role in helping students who are in distress. Your expression of interest, concern, and compassion is an important factor toward a student seeking the assistance they need. A student of concern is any student who is displaying behaviors that may get in the way of a student’s ability to be successful in the University environment. To report a student of concern please complete this form which will be directed to an appropriate member of our Behavioral Consultation Team.
Sexual Misconduct Reporting: Shenandoah University affirms the rights of its students, faculty and staff to live, work and study in an environment free from sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes but is not limited to non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual intercourse, sexual harassment, relationship violence, sexual exploitation and stalking. To report an incident of sexual misconduct please complete this form which will be directed to our Title IX Coordinator, click here.
Intercultural Programs offers leadership opportunities through five channels:
- Step Up: Step UP! Bystander Empowerment Training is a pro-social bystander intervention program that increases motivation to help others and brings awareness to personal surroundings. It helps members of the SU community understand that it’s okay to do something as indirect as making a phone call or notifying another person in a situation involving things like alcohol, discrimination, or sexual misconduct. Learn more here.
- Conference Participation including: the National Hispanic Leadership Institute and International Student Leadership Conference.
The Scholars’ Latino Initiative: The Scholars’ Latino Initiative (SLI) is an academic and leadership development program that provides a personal approach to academic success for Latino/a students. Undergraduate students at Shenandoah serve in three-year mentoring partnerships with local high school students. SLI is always looking for interested rising sophomores at SU to become mentors for the following Fall. See more at http://svsli.org/.
Multicultural Student Organizations
- Black Student Union
- Estudiantes Unidos
- International Students Association
- Saudi Student Association
- Shenandoah Conservatory Students of Color
- Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
- Fellowship for Christian Athletes
- Harambee Gospel Choir
- Jewish Student Union
- Muslim Students Association
- Shenandoah University Catholic Campus Ministry
Safe Zone at Shenandoah University is a network of people who seek to affirm and support sexual and gender diversity. Safe Zone members are working to create a community that understands and honors the value of each unique individual. Safe Zone workshop participants receive Safe Zone stickers to openly display as a symbol they are allies who can provide support and resources to LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.
All current members of the SU community who have been Safe Zone trained can be found below.
|First Name||Last Name||Position/Title||Campus Address||Phone|
|Justin||Allen||Dean of Spiritual Lifefirstname.lastname@example.org||x3546|
|Kaitlyn||Angermeier||Resident Director||Cooley email@example.com||215-407-4351|
|Denise||Blake||Health Sciences Librarianfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-678-4351|
|Rodney||Bragdon||Associate professor of Psychology||HHH email@example.com||540-678-4328|
|Michelle||Brown||Faculty: World Literature and Women’s Studies||Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org||665-4810|
|Wendy||Carlson||Associate professor of Psychology||HHH email@example.com||540-542-6256|
|Alex||Carney||Intercultural Programs Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarah||Celec||Event Services Manager||1460 University Drive BSC #206 Winchester VAemail@example.com||540-665-4901|
|Matthew||Coats||Case Manager – Residence Life and Student Conduct||Cooley Hall firstname.lastname@example.org||665-4611|
|Lacy||Collins||Assistant Athletic Trainer||228 Aikensemail@example.com||545-7377|
|Rhona||Collins||HIV/STD Health Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Rhona.email@example.com|
|Bryan||Davis||Assistant Professor||HLSB firstname.lastname@example.org||540-665-4591|
|Tamiya||Earley||Administrative Assistant||Goodson Chapel 17||Tearley@su.edu||540-535-3546|
|Marshell||Edney||Learning Service Specialist||Howe email@example.com||540-665-4928|
|Joanna||Filson||Coordinator of Experiential Learning & Clinical Contracts (PA Clinical Coordinator)||248 Health Professions Buildingfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-542-6211|
|Rachel||Fryor||Administrative Assistant||Feltner email@example.com||678-4459|
|Bethany||Galipeau-Konate||Director of International Programs||Cooley firstname.lastname@example.org||540-542-6285|
|Ginger||Garver||Supervisor of Writing Center||Howe email@example.com||665-4845|
|Theresa||Golding||Academic Advising & Career Services Coordinator||HHH firstname.lastname@example.org||540-665-5428|
|Dorrie||Greene||Human Resource Assistant||Wilkins email@example.com||540-535-3453|
|Tamara||Haack||Veteran to BSN( Bachelor in Science in Nursing) Project Manager||HLSB firstname.lastname@example.org||540-678-4384|
|Laura||Haubrick||Assistant Professor||HLSB email@example.com||540-535-3409|
|Daniel||Hillgren||Student Government Association President, Resident Assistant||ECC155firstname.lastname@example.org||571-275-9643|
|Kara||Jenkins||Director of Annual Giving||Feltner email@example.com||540-535-3572|
|Byron||Jones||Associate Professor of Voice||Ruebush firstname.lastname@example.org||540-327-4315|
|Kim||Keckley||Office Manager for President||President Officeemail@example.com||540-665-4505|
|Scott||King||Associate Professor||HHH firstname.lastname@example.org||540-535-3441|
|Allison||Kleffman||Administrative Assistant-Alumni Affairs||Feltner Building Room215email@example.com||540-665-4511|
|Michael||Kotelnicki||Athletic Trainer||228 Atkensfirstname.lastname@example.org||x7370|
|Jason||Lapp||Educational Technology Coordinator||HLSB Office email@example.com||540-665-4820|
|Amanda||Levy||Assistant Director of Student Engagement||BSC firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt||Levy||Assistant Director For Intramural Sports + Fitness Programemail@example.com|
|Tristan||Linquist||President of PFLAG of Winchesterfirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com|
|Amanda||Loranger||Intercultural Programs Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-877-4945|
|Joseph||Lovinsky||Adjunct Associate Professor of French Horn Shenandoah Conservatory||Armstrong Room37email@example.com||540-665-4569|
|Lindsey||Lutz||Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach||Aikens firstname.lastname@example.org||540-665-4780|
|Jana||Mangubat||Administrative Assistant||HLSB Office email@example.com||678-4380|
|Jeffrey||Marlatt||Assistant Dean for Student Learning Shenandoah Conservatory||Ruebush Hall Room216firstname.lastname@example.org||7349|
|Timothy||Marshall||Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach||Aikens email@example.com||5415|
|Alexus||Mateo||Resident Assistant||Best Western firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julia||McDevitt||Peer mentor of Not Just Women’s Center / email@example.com||585-721-5809|
|Alice||Morgan||Shenandoah Outdoor Adventure Recreation Coordinator||Cooley firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Whitney||Nelson||Graduate Admissions Specialistemail@example.com||540-545-7394|
|Rick||Ours||Director Video Productionfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-535-3533|
|Ryan||Parker||Resident Director||Romine email@example.com|
|Bryan||Pearce-Gonzales||Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies||Henkel Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org||ext 6202|
|Holli||Phillips||Director of Office of Learning Resources and Services||204 Howe Hallemail@example.com||540-665-4928|
|Keith Jones||Pomeroy||Spiritual Lifefirstname.lastname@example.org||540-665-3486|
|Kim||Pritchard||Assistant Professor of Athletic Training||HLSB email@example.com||540-545-7376|
|Lynn||Rechel||Assistant Adjunct Professor of Music Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laurel||Rodgers||Assistant Professor||HLSB email@example.com||540-665-5503|
|Meggie||Romick||Graduate Admissions Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-665-4520|
|Anne||Schempp||Assistant Professor||HPB email@example.com|
|Petra||Schweilzer||Associate Professor of comparative literature, foreign language, and director of women studies||Henkel firstname.lastname@example.org||540-545-7380|
|Carly||Scranton||Admissions Counselor||Wilkins Building Admissionemail@example.com||540-665-4642|
|Aaron||Seagle||Resident Assistant||ECC firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Melissa||Smiltzer-Kraft||Women’s Basketball Head Coachemail@example.com||540-665-5400|
|Michael||Stepniak||Dean of Conservatoryfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ext. 6201|
|Breanna||Stewart||Freethinkers – Studentemail@example.com||443-668-9822|
|Mattie||Stooks||Head Resident Assistant||Funk firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jo||Strader||Administrative Assistant||Gregory email@example.com||540-542-6522|
|Doug||Stump||Director of Student Engagement||BSC Room 122 Afirstname.lastname@example.org||x5445|
|Madeline||Taghon||Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach||Akiens Centeremail@example.com||614-506-5046|
|Jaime||Terenzi||Head Volleyball Coach||Shingleton firstname.lastname@example.org||540-665-4797|
|Rose||Tribby||Office of Student Engagement Internemail@example.com||703-999-2897|
|Tricia||Whiting||Education Abroad Advisor||Cooley Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Grace||Wines||Shenandoah Outdoor Adventure Recreation Trip Leaderemail@example.com||703-608-2293|
|Lauren||Ziegler||Administrative Assistant To Dean||HHH firstname.lastname@example.org||540-665-4727|
For more information, please contact Associate Director of Student Engagement / Intercultural Programs Maggie McCampbell Lien at email@example.com.