The members of the undergraduate Class of 2023 join us from all 50 American states, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico as well as 25 tribal nations and indigenous communities. Students join us from 51 countries and every inhabited continent.

 

Many Cultures, One Community

"Every day I feel like I know more at lunchtime than I did in the morning. I've especially enjoyed meeting other international students and engaging in cross-cultural dialogue with them about their experiences and home countries."
— Tehut Biru '21, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

At Dartmouth, diversity is one of our great natural resources. It's the foundation of the learning experience and a core element of the campus environment. We have developed several programs and initiatives to help turn that remarkable diversity into inspired collaborations, lifelong friendships, and global networks. We're proud of these efforts and the enduring impact on the students who participate.

"I am a Muslim Filipino, which is a rarity, but growing up in the Bronx, I was used to a highly diverse community. I was excited to find that Dartmouth is a very vibrant quilt. Everybody here is extraordinary in some way. There's no 'typical' to compare yourself against. Our curiosity and our humanity are what bind us. We connect to one another with open hearts."
— Lawrence Abu-Hammour '19, Bronx, NY

The Tucker Center

The William Jewett Tucker Center builds relationships and understanding across identities, engages in dialogue on meaningful issues, promotes interfaith exchanges, and cultivates spiritual and ethical lives that will make a profound difference on campus and beyond.

Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL)

OPAL engages students in identity, community, and leadership development. It provides academic and sociocultural advising, designs and facilitates educational programs, and serves as advocates for all students and communities.

Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (IDE)

IDE provides resources and creates partnerships across Dartmouth that promote an accessible and inclusive working environment. IDE also hosts evocative films, speakers, and community-building programs.

Living Learning Communities

Our Living Learning Communities make residence hall living a microcosm of the Dartmouth experience. Each community integrates a specific theme into a world-class teaching and learning environment with a vibrant sense of community, all guided and supported through engagement with expert faculty and staff.

Native American Program (NAP)

The Native American Program provides student support services to Native undergraduate students through one-on-one advising sessions and collaborations with Dartmouth faculty, staff, and tribal communities across North America.
 

One of the 10 oldest schools in what became the United States, Dartmouth was founded in 1769 along the banks of the Connecticut River. It sits now, as it did then, on traditional, unceded Abenaki land. Unique among the Ivy League, Dartmouth was originally chartered with the principal mission of educating Native American students from the tribal communities throughout the region. The Reverend Samson Occom, an ordained minister and member of the Mohegan Tribe, raised most of the original funding for the fledgling College. Dartmouth did little to actualize this mission until 1970, when the College revived its founding commitment to Native American students. For the last 50 years, the Indigenous community has grown and become an important and visible presence on Dartmouth's campus. Today, 200 Indigenous students – representing more than 70 different tribal nations & communities – attend the College.