Room Committees

Notice

The Nationality Rooms are not generally accessible when classes are not in session or on days when tours are not offered, such as inter-term breaks or holidays.  Furthermore, no self-guided tours of the Nationality Rooms are currently offered.  In-person tours of the Nationality Rooms require advance registration at least three days in advance.  The registration form can be found under the Tours menu.  Tours times vary daily and can be found on the tour registration form.  Tour guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks in the interest of promoting healthy community use of common and classroom areas.

There will be no tours offered on Monday, May 30 or Monday, July 4.

The primary mission of the Nationality Rooms Program is to attract and retain the participation of the region’s ethnic communities in preserving and perpetuating their heritages at the University. We're aided in this mission by the room committees, which have devoted decades to the creation of Nationality Rooms. They also serve the University community by providing faculty grants, undergraduate and graduate scholarships for summer study abroad, and enhancing library, archival, artifact, and individual resources for research related to those cultures.

These Committees have dedicated nationality/heritage classrooms at the University and remain active Committees through participation in the intercultural exchange programs. As a prime goal of the program is to promote intercultural understanding, Committee membership is open to anyone who has an interest in participating in a Committee. The work of the committees is supported through annual membership dues.

Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Levon Janpoladyan
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Edgar Braun
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Shellie Yeung
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Kimberly Szczypinski

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Committee Chair:
Seija Cohen
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Roberta Hatcher
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Bartholomäus Béla Pater
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Robert Medonis
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Kristen Risa
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Leszek Wajler
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Uliana Khozevnikova
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Nancy Flury Carlson
Associated Room:
Committee Chair:
Dale Richards