The Intercultural Development (ID) co-curriculum engages everyone at Saint Mary's to build an inclusive community.  Facilitated by trained student ID Leaders, ID fosters interpersonal communication skills, identity development, and allyship.


Each month, Intercultural Development (ID) student leaders hold monthly CONNECT sessions in all first-year residence halls aimed at helping students meet others in their community as well as discover elements of their identity they might not have previously thought about.

Each CONNECT session is 60-90 minutes long and is designed around an activity and open dialogue which allow residents to bond and CONNECT with their residential community. The ID program is a great opportunity for students to ask questions, discuss current issues, and take time out of their busy schedules to reflect. Each session is framed within the concept of “respect,” and we urge all participants to share their stories in a safe environment.

January 2016 Connect Calendar

Date Time Building Location
1/11/2016 7:30pm Aquinas Aquinas Lounge
1/11/2016 7:30pm De La Salle  DLS 113
1/12/2016 8:00pm Augustine Augustine Lounge
1/14/2016 7:30pm De La Salle DLS 113
1/14/2016 8:00pm Justin/Mitty Justin Lounge
1/20/2016 8:00pm Augustine Augustine Lounge
1/20/2016 8:00pm Justin/Mitty Justin Lounge
1/21/2016 7:30pm Assumption Assumption Lounge
1/28/2016 7:30 Aquinas Aquinas Lounge



Invest sessions are student-facilitated community dialogues on hot button issues that give the Saint Mary's Community a place to come together and discuss a range of topics.

Practicing Controversy with Civility

Upcoming Dialogues:
Invest: Our Bodies, Our Health: A Women's Health Forum
Thurs, 2/11 at 6:00 p.m. 
This session will act as an open forum in which female-identified students at SMC can ask questions, connect with campus resources, and more. Our goal is to provide information on annual procedures, health-care options, sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and more. This program is co-sponsored by The Women's Resource Center, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and The Health and Wellness Center.


All Invests take place in the IC at either 5 or 6 p.m. See January 2016 schedule above.


                      Meet Your 2015-2016 ID Leaders! 

                 (From left to right) Diego Rocha (Sociology, 2016), Monica Daggett (Environmental Science and WAGS, 2018), Marisela Ornelas (Biology, 2016), Desmond Hatter (Business Administration, 2018), Natalie Antolin (WAGS and Interactive Theater, 2018), Miranda Heaney (Sociology and WAGS, 2017), Taylor Gida (Biology and English, 2016), Kimi Schiefer (English and Creative Writing, 2018)








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