The Center for Global Education and Diversity was created in 2008 to better prepare students for success in a multicultural world. The Center provides institutional and regional leadership and programming in global education and diversity issues. Most importantly, the Center houses essential services for underrepresented groups and international students, faculty, and staff, and for those seeking an international experience as part of the Wilkes education. The Center is composed of three offices: International Student Services, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, and the Intensive English Program. Services of the Center include
- support for students from underrepresented groups such as women, ethnic and religious minorities, gay/lesbian/transsexual/transgender, and individuals with disabilities;
- support for international students, faculty, and staff;
- the Intensive English Program (IEP) for individuals wishing to improve their English language skills;
- multicultural programming; and
- booking of the Savitz Lounge in the Henry Student Center.
The Center is located in the Max Roth Center at the corner of South Franklin and West South Streets. The Center’s staff may be reached by calling (570) 408-7854 (or ext. 7854 from a campus phone).