Westover strives to inspire an informed appreciation and respect for differences within our community and beyond our walls. We are committed to building a community that believes in the value of diverse perspectives. We encourage exploration beyond the boundaries created by such categories as race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. In accordance with the Rasin Center's mission, our hope is that we will come to recognize in each encounter with anyone who is "not me" an invitation to deeper understanding, richer adventure, truer connection, and a fuller life.
We seek to:
unite our community in support of equity and justice and make the School a model of inclusiveness
cultivate curiosity about who we are and about our experiences both in our own community and in the wider world
ensure that no member of our community has to hide who he or she is
encourage the appreciation and celebration of the value of different opinions, traditions, and experiences
nurture in ourselves and in each other the courage to step outside of our comfort zones
increase our awareness of diversity of our own areas of bias, and of any ways we can better support each other
recognize our responsibility to create a multicultural learning environment that reflects our larger community and society
Events and Activities
- COLORES Festival (Coalition Of Leaders On Racial and Ethnic Sensitivity) — Click here to read more about the festival.
- Clubs, including WALSA (Westover's Africa-American and Latina Student Association), Asian Culture Club, GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), UK Connection, French Club, Spanish Club, Women's Rights Club, International Student Alliance, Amnesty International