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Office of Intercultural Development

As a student at Lipscomb, you will experience many cultural differences. After all, we’re a diverse community. We believe in empowering our campus community of over 45 nations to engage with one another.

Our Purpose

To enrich the holistic development of each student by encouraging them to recognize and embrace the uniqueness of their personal culture while valuing the culture of others.


To build community through culture.  


By the time of graduation, each student will be equipped with the knowledge and experience to be active, productive, and vocal leaders within their diverse communities.

Our goal is to unify, uplift and educate. We want all students to discover the benefit of ethnic and cultural diversity. We are proud to serve as an advocate for underrepresented students. And we're committed to fostering an inclusive environment. It's not unusual for us to host educators, leaders and activists who can speak into this.

So share your culture’s traditions. Join a club. Cultivate your spiritual life and watch it flourish. The Office of Intercultural Development is your support system. We will help you connect within the Lipscomb community, Nashville and the world.

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International Students Information

At Lipscomb, Betania Torres, director of the Office of Intercultural Development and PDSO, will be your main contact for all of your F1 needs. Visit your myLipscomb account to download required forms, or access our FAQ page to help answer any questions you may have. If you have any questions about your Visa Status, or have any general questions about International Student Services, please contact her.

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OID Staff

Our trained staff is dedicated to cultivating a safe and flourishing community for each and every student on campus, no matter the background. They will serve as pivotal resources for you throughout your journey at Lipscomb.

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Current Events

Our events highlight the various cultures within our community and strive to share different perspectives.

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Student Groups

Join a student group that both provides a space for students seeking identity and comfort within a specific cultural group along with striving to understand other cultures.

Learn more about our Student Groups