Carleton College Office of Intercultural Life (OIL)


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.


  1. Foster belonging by creating a safe space and supportive environment where students of color feel accepted, included, and valued as their authentic selves.
  2. Build community by maximizing engagement and strengthening bonds among individuals and communities of color.
  3. Support academic success and retention through collaboration with faculty, deans, and college resources.
  4. Raise awareness of and explore issues affecting communities of color locally, nationally, or globally.