Intercultural Organizations (ICOs)

ICO's group shot

About ICOs

Intercultural Organizations (ICOs) is an umbrella for several groups that exist to support, educate and celebrate different cultures and perspectives among students. The purpose of ICOs is two-fold: 1). to provide a space for students of similar background to come together for support and fellowship and; 2)  to give all students the opportunity to build new friendships and to learn about and value different cultures, histories and perspectives of others.

Any registered Westmont student may apply to lead, be a member of or participate in programs organized by an ICO.  ICOs are and have always been inclusive, i.e. all students of all backgrounds are welcome to participate. Programs and meetings are framed and guided by the college’s learning standard for diversity and by the mission, vision and goals of Intercultural Programs.

This year, their vision is to focus on the spiritual and church histories and legacies of different cultures.


Business Manager:

Jaewoo Chung


Asian Student Association (ASA)



Vice President:


Alice Geng


Cynthia Hom

Black Student Union (BSU)



Vice President:


Megan Carter


Tina Ballue

Hawai'i No Ka 'Oi



Vice President:


Jessica Jelf-Albert


Johanna Ward

Latino Cultural Organization (LCO)



Vice President:


Stephen Avila


Gabriella Pinheiro-Chavez

Global & International Student Assoc.




Vice President:



Thabie Shabalala


Andy Wood


MESA (Mixed Race Student Association)



Vice President:


Sarah Gowing


Kara Macias

REJ (Racial Equality and Justice)




Cameron Haramia


Nathaniel Taylor


Contact Information:

Office Hours:
ICOs Office: Upstairs, Kerr Student Center Lounge
805-565-7119 - Main Office

ICO Blog:

Requirements for Intercultural Organizations

Jason Cha
Director of Intercultural Programs