Intercultural Center

Office: E125 Thompson Hall

Khristian King, Executive Director, Intercultural Programs and Services

(716) 673-3398



The Intercultural Center is the foundation for intercultural programming and outreach on Fredonia's campus and in the surrounding community. Through advocacy, education and program development, the center supports the formation of a diverse university community. Programs for faculty, staff and students are created in order to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity, enhance the student population's academic development and build their commitment to social justice.

Student Support & Programming

The center provides various supports to enhance student development and success including: mentoring programs, leadership trainings and workshops, student internships and various campus-wide diversity initiatives. The Intercultural Center has collaborated with the Counseling Center to host an embedded counselor in our center, to address mental health issues or concerns unique to our students. Also, the center supports a growing list of multicultural groups and organizations. Each of the groups provide a wide array of educational, social and cultural programming and enrichment to the campus and community.

International Student Services

The International Student Services (ISS) is an essential office on Fredonia’s campus. The ISS serves as a resource for international students and provides support, guidance and mentoring to assist students, with not only the transition to college, but also the United States. The ISS strives to provide them with a welcoming and educational environment to assure they are successful while at Fredonia. The ISS office is located at S226A Williams Center and can be contacted by phone at (716) 673-4975.


The center maintains two scholarship programs: Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and the Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition. Keeper of the Dream scholarships are awarded competitively to entering first-year students based on high school achievement, community service and a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism. Recipients are expected to demonstrate personal leadership and commitment to cultural pluralism and cross cultural dialogue while on campus.

The Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition was established in 1989 by Dr. Vivian Garcia, the Rosa Parks Scholarship was designed to give all students of The State University of New York at Fredonia an opportunity to voice their opinion on the subjects of social injustice, cultural perspective, and activism.