Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives

Lorrie Jayne, Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives

Laursen 114 Ext. 3056 

International Student Office

Lower Gladfelter Ext. 2003


Multicultural Resource Center

Schaefer A Ext. (to be announced)


Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives DII offers services to support the academic and personal empowerment and well-being of students of diverse national, ethnic and racial backgrounds. Our mission is to provide an environment where underrepresented students can flourish. Together, the DII Director, Student Coordinators, and Student Peer Mentors offer academic advising, mentoring, information on resources and opportunities at WWC, moral support, and advocacy. Students are welcome to schedule a meeting or drop by the Director’s Office, the International Student Office or the Multicultural Resource Center for a warm cup of tea, a listening ear, and a safe environment to meet with friends.


The Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives develops points of intersection, activities, resources, and intercultural training. Our goal is to promote awareness, appreciation, cultural competency, inclusion, and respect for cultural and racial diversity at WWC.


The Director of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives responds to complaints relating to issues of discrimination, diversity, and inclusion. She also chairs the Diversity Practices Group and works with the Administrative Council to formulate and develop existing programs and policies designed to promote diversity and inclusion on campus.