Programs and Initiatives


Education & Training

The Student Diversity and Inclusion Center provides ongoing education and training on issues of power, privilege, oppression, identity, and social engagement. To request a training please email diversity@westminstercollege.edu.

Heritage Speaker Series

This series of campus-wide talks coincides with heritage and awareness programs that focus on different historically underrepresented groups each month and features nationally recognized scholars, activists, and community leaders.

Legacy Scholars Program

The Legacy Scholars Program focuses on the social and academic integration of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students. This program provides student cohorts with academic support, scholarship enrichment, faculty-to-peer mentorship, and scholastic and professional preparation. The Legacy Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement.

Queer Compass

Queer Compass is a student-led, administrative-supported initiative meant to better serve the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Ally+ (LGBTQIA+) population on Westminster's campus.

Inspired by the great work done by UIC’s Gender and Sexuality Center, Queer Compass aims to foster community, visibility, and openness with our Westminster students. At monthly meetings, attendees will be able to participate in multifaceted, intersectional dialogues surrounding issues of marginalization, victimization, safety, power, privilege, identity, gender, sexuality, navigating higher education, and opportunities for growth.

Gender Neutral Bathroom Initiative

With the generous donation of gender neutral bathroom signage from SmartSign, we are working to make Westminster College's bathrooms inclusive for all on campus.