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The Office of Community Life and Inclusivity includes the Native American Program, the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, and the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Living.
With a student-centered approach, we strive to eliminate bias and remove barriers that impede the success of historically and presently marginalized and underrepresented populations. We provide advocacy, outreach, mentoring and educational opportunities that advance diversity, equity and inclusion. We both provide and connect students to resources and promote an institutional culture that cultivates a sense of belonging for all members. In doing so, we prepare our students to be leaders and global citizens.
The Native American Program
The Native American Program supports the well-being and success of Indigenous students at Dartmouth through programming and initiatives dedicated to four main pillars: Academic Support, Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Personal and Leadership Development.
The Office of Pluralism and Leadership (OPAL)
The Office of Pluralism and Leadership fosters a Dartmouth where all students can thrive, value difference, and contribute to a socially just world. We do this by providing student and organization advising, community building programs, leadership development programs, and institutional advocacy. This academic year, OPAL will focus on the following four areas, which we have identified as immediate needs for OPAL's work and the student community.
The William Jewett Tucker Center for Spritual and Ethical Living
The William Jewett Tucker Center cultivates spiritual and ethical lives, builds relationships and understanding across identities, and engages in dialogue on meaningful issues that will make a profound difference on campus and beyond. Inclusive and affirming of all students, faculty, staff and alumni, Tucker offers caring, thought-provoking opportunities to grow a sense of connection and purpose through reflective personal exploration and intentional community engagement.
Dr. La-Tarri Canty joined the college in September 2022 as associate dean of community life and inclusivity. She oversees the Office of Pluralism and Leadership, the Native American Program, and the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Life. In addition, she leads diversity, equity, and inclusivity professional development initiatives within the Office of Student Affairs.
Dr. Rachele Hall (she, her, hers) is the senior assistant dean and director of the Office of Pluralism and Leadership. Rachele will work closely with the associate dean of community life and inclusivity in identifying and addressing student and community needs, serving as a divisional resource on issues of campus climate and diversity, and partnering with the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity and campus colleagues. The senior assistant dean and director will contribute to the Dartmouth community by building effective partnerships across campus to mobilize the community in efforts to enhance cultural competence and inclusion. They will collaborate with the campus, local, regional, and national networks in identifying emerging trends, adapting best practices, and delivering effective diversity, inclusion, cultural competence, and social justice programs. Rachele joins us from SUNY Westchester where she served as interim dean of student life.
Dayrene Pittelli joined the college in October 2022 as the administrative assistant to the Associate Dean of Community Life and Inclusivity. She manages scheduling, critical office functions, and the organization's daily operations. Dayrene earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology, from Florida International University.
The Rev. Dr. Nancy A.G. Vogele '85 is the Chaplain and Director of the William Jewett Tucker Center for Spiritual and Ethical Living. Before that, she was the Rector of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Goffstown, NH. From 2013-2016, she served as the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life of the new William Jewett Tucker Center. Overall, she has served for almost 20 years in Episcopal parish ministry. Rev. Vogele has also been deeply involved in social justice work, most recently as the Chair of the Reconciliation Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire.
Office of Community Life and Inclusivity
Collis Student Center
2 Main Street
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except during holidays and university closings).