Diversity & Difference
Celebrating Multiculturalism and Valuing Differences
As a member of our community, we want to make sure you feel welcome and comfortable. We recognize that our students represent a broad spectrum of diversity and difference worth celebrating and respecting. Our monthly community time offers food reflective of different cultures and provides time to sit in an informal setting and get to know each other better. We offer an international movie night as well as a Latino movie night open to the entire community. Our dedication to serving the needs of underserved populations in Massachusetts can be seen not only through field placement in communities in need, but also through community volunteering at a variety of places like food banks, children's organizations and shelters.
Students regularly show their commitment to public service through community action. A group of students worked to help Latino immigrants in Fall River, MA who were victims of an immigration raid on a local factory. Another group of students went to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina and volunteered at a trailer park for displaced families. Their efforts evolved into a William James College backed effort to provide psychological testing to children who have not been able to re-enter the school system since the hurricane through the Dr. Leon O. Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment & Consultation. The Brenner Center provides comprehensive psychological assessment to address problems of learning and adjustment for children, adolescents and adults. Currently, the Brenner Center is able to provide testing in 14 different languages.
On any given day here at William James College, you will hear students speaking to each other in Spanish as well as other languages and sharing their values and ideas.
We are always looking for ways to increase our knowledge and to celebrate each student's uniqueness. Please contact Josh Cooper, our Dean of Students at email@example.com with any thoughts or ideas on how we can continue to grow in this area.