Third Space Center

The Third Space Center is a campus resource designed to center the needs, concerns, interests, histories, and cultures of the wide-ranging communities of color at Whitman. With campus climate data indicating that many students of color at Whitman experience feelings of exclusion or marginalization in the predominantly white Whitman environment, it was essential that we create and provide a space where communities of color were centered, affirmed and that showcased the richness and cultural wealth of Black, indigenous, and all people of color communities. The Third Space Center provides students of color with a space where they can feel safe from microaggressions and have the ability to fully express their identities. The Center also organizes programs that can help the entire Whitman community better understand the complexities of race, racism and race relations.