Student Centers for Culture & Social Action


Enrich. Engage. Expand.

From the very beginning, Saint Mary's College has been committed to educating the whole person.


We know that some of the most important college experiences happen outside of the classroom. Our Centers for Culture and Social Action allow students to pursue vital self-discovery, broaden their understanding of the wider world, and participate in our diverse, multidimensional community. 

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Intercultural Center

The Intercultural Center is instrumental in creating a safe, supportive campus environment and building up an inclusive community. Throughout the year, the Center hosts a variety of co-curricular programs and services and provides training, resources, and numerous opportunities to get involved.  

Museum of Art

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Museum of Art

Founded in 1934, the Saint Mary's College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) features rotating exhibitions from contemporary artists alongside a robust permanent collection, including 200 paintings from renowned California landscape painter William Keith. 

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
Students sitting in the Center for Women and Gender Equity talking

Center for Women and Gender Equity

The Center for Women & Gender Equity (CWGE) creates an inclusive space where SMC community members of all genders and backgrounds can seek education, support, dialogue, and engagement around issues of gender equity, identity, and intersectionality. 

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Legacy Garden

Saint Mary's half-acre campus is a living laboratory, home to a diverse range of organic fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, fruit trees, and animals. This outdoor educational space aims to foster community, enhance academic learning, promote physical and emotional health, and encourage just and sustainable agrifood systems.

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