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.
Mission and Purpose
The Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy, located at 112 College View Drive, creates meaningful opportunities for all BC students, faculty, staff and community. Together, we can share, learn and grow in understanding and appreciation of cultural differences and similarities.
The center provides a variety of educational, social and cultural activities and programs that promote awareness and increase support and appreciation for diversity at BC. Cultural awareness programs, student leadership initiatives, mentoring programs and international awareness are among the programs sponsored by the center.
The center’s goals are to:
- Encourage healthy and change making dialogues about a variety of social justice topics
- Engage students through mission-driven programming
- Encourage students to explore the diverse world and their personal identity
- Empower student organizations affiliated with the CCE through leadership development
- Empower all students’ social consciousness
Asian Student Association celebrates the Asian cultures through music, dance, holiday celebrations, and social issues that impact the Asian identity at Bridgewater College and the surrounding community. ASA provides social and service activities for all interested individuals and promotes identity and unity among the Asian students of Bridgewater College.
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.
BC Allies is the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) advocacy group on campus, open to students, faculty and staff. BC Allies works to create greater awareness for the LGBTQ community and increase advocacy for LGBTQ issues. Open to all students.
Latino Student Association is dedicated to creating, fostering, and bringing awareness about the Latino/a community at the college. Open to all students.
World Languages Club exposes students to the many cultures and languages of the world. This group often takes day trips to places such as Washington D.C. and Richmond to visit embassies, art exhibitions, film festivals, etc.
Cultural Awareness Celebrations promote cultural understanding on the campus community and beyond. Our programs include Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American Heritage Month, Transgender Remembrance Day, World Hijab Day, Kwanzaa, the celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., a diverse group of convocation speakers throughout the year focused on social justice topics, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, LGBT PRIDE Week, International Festival and Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.