Campus life brings together people from diverse backgrounds. As a Bridgewater student, you’ll encounter people from different parts of the U.S. and from around the world. You’ll have classes with them. Share meals with them. Live with them. Laugh with them. Many will become your friends.
Developing an awareness of and respect for different backgrounds, races and cultures will be an important part of your education. It’s critical for becoming a global citizen.
Bridgewater strives to be an inclusive and understanding community. Here, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stretch beyond your comfort zone. Learn about other cultures. Listen to new perspectives. Challenge your own thinking.
Our differences make us strong.
Take a look at some of the activities and student organizations sponsored by the Center for Cultural Engagement:
Black Student Association (BSA) supports black students at Bridgewater. We also promote awareness of contributions by African Americans on the campus community and beyond. Open to all students.
International Club promotes cultural awareness and understanding. Helps international students adjust to life in the United States. Gives international and U.S. students a chance to share their own cultures and learn about other cultures, customs and countries. Open to international and domestic students.
Cultural Awareness Celebrations promote cultural understanding on the campus community and beyond. Our programs include a celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., featuring a renowned convocation speaker each year, and the annual Gospel Extravaganza, featuring African American spirituals and contemporary gospel music performed by Bridgewater’s Gospel Choir and others.
Sankofa Student Leadership Series are workshops that promote leadership development by exploring areas of personal growth such as self-knowledge, discovering purpose, perseverance, constructive relationships and self-examination, and transformation.
Director, Center for Cultural Engagement