Our History & Purpose

The Warrior Cross Cultural Center was established through the collective vision of students advocating for a space dedicated to critical dialogue and action against racial, social, and cultural systems of oppression. With a focus on fostering critical consciousness and empowering marginalized voices, the center has played a crucial role in promoting transformative learning and validating intersectional identities.

In an effort to expand its impact, the Warrior Cross Cultural Center has transitioned into Student Leadership, Engagement, and Belonging. This new identity broadens our scope to include more leadership programs and opportunities, while maintaining our core mission of supporting student success and fostering an inclusive campus environment. Through this evolution, we continue our dedication to helping students thrive as global citizens, offering enriched resources and initiatives that promote leadership, engagement, and a profound sense of belonging.

Meet the Executive Director

Carolina Alfaro

Carolina Alfaro, M.A.

Executive Director, Student Leadership, Engagement and Belonging 
Hablo Español / I speak Spanish

Carolina Alfaro has over twenty years of unparalleled service and experience working with diverse communities both off and on campus. Currently serving as the founding Director for the Warrior Cross Cultral Center (formerly known as the Diversity Center) at Stanislaus State, she takes pride in cultivating an atmosphere that promotes inclusivity and understanding of diverse populations. She oversees the center’s programming related to diversity, inclusion, social justice and equity. Carolina also oversees Undocumented Student Services as well as the Male Success Initiative.

Leading the center with a holistic approach, she is invested in providing students with opportunities that foster leadership, cultural awareness, social justice & equity awareness and community engagement. She is an advocate for marginalized communities and continues to be a resource to help many feel "safe" or "empowered".

Updated: July 10, 2024