Summer Hours

Syre Student Center 217




The Professional Development for Diversity Network for Latino Students is searching for students interested in beginning the program in Fall 2014. More details are available below!

About the Intercultural Center, What We Do, and How to Find Us

The Intercultural Center supports educational equity and academic achievement for diverse student populations by providing access to resources and a safe place to connect through a culture of inclusion and respect.

We have just moved! Our new location is in Syre Student Center 217. Please come visit us! Our summer quarter hours are Monday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We encourage you to drop by any time if you have any questions, need personal or academic support, want to talk, or even simply want a safe and welcoming place to hang out or eat lunch.

Professional Development for Diversity Network for Latino Students

The Professional Development for Diversity Network (PDDN) for Latino Students is a three-quarter program for Latino students to begin to develop an identity as a Latino/a working professional in their field of study that includes an internship component. The program starts in Fall Quarter 2014 and financial assistance is available. For more information, please contact Betsy Hasegawa, or Amy Riedel,


The Intercultural Center supports several different clubs on campus. Clubs are a fantastic way to get connected on campus whether you’re a brand new or a returning student. Additionally, clubs offer a great way to develop leadership skills and build your resume. Clubs will recommence their meetings beginning in fall quarter.

Ethnic Student Association (ESA) – Ethnic Student Association (ESA) is a group of fabulous students from all kinds of heritages and backgrounds. We come together to celebrate diversity in our community and at WCC through fun and thought-provoking activities that explore identity development, social justice issues, and build alliances across our identities. We also love food, games, and films!

Latino Leadership Club (LLC) – Latino Leadership Club is a group of fun, committed, and engaged Latino heritage students (and allies). We do activities to explore identity and leadership development, and give back to the community by mentoring younger students in our local schools, as well as pursue our passion for great Latino food and dancing!

Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) – Whatcom’s QSA provides a safe space for all students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages, regardless of sexual or gender identity, to both socialize as well as discuss LGBTQIAP+ news and issues. Additionally, QSA hosts a variety of safe events each year, including, but not limited to: game days, dances, and an annual drag show. Meetings are normally Fridays between 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Syre Student Center 217.

Dream Team – The Dream Team strives to promote critical conversation about immigrant rights at Whatcom Community College and in the community. We promote awareness and resources for students attending Whatcom Community College and build and strengthen connections with Western Washington University and other 4-year institutions. In addition, we aim to inspire immigrant students, families, educators, and allies to support the Dream Act.


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Contact Us

Betsy Hasegawa, Ed.D.
Director for Intercultural Affairs and Leadership
Intercultural Center: SSC 217
Betsy's Office: Cascade 117
Phone: 360-383-3098