One of the goals of the Office of Intercultural Life (OIL) is to create a sense of community among the students we serve. One of the ways we achieve this is through the Cultural House Community. OIL oversees three houses, each with a different mission that provides students with a safe and inclusive space to call their own:

  • Cultural House for Asian Identities (CHAI)
  • Freedom House (African-American/African diaspora)
  • La Casa del Sol (Hispanic/Latine)

The Cultural Houses are designed to provide a culturally safe space for students of color, international students and their allies willing to contribute to an environment that facilitates academic and personal success. The Cultural Houses provide a variety of educational, cultural, and social programs related to specific cultures and issues, while simultaneously providing a cultural comfort-zone. All Carleton community members are encouraged to participate in all programs and events developed by the houses:

For more information, please contact the OIL office.

CHAI (Jewett House)

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Freedom House (Williams House)

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La Casa del Sol (Stimson House)