The Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center (BAIC) supports the undergraduate community—with a particular focus on students of color, LGBTQ+, and historically marginalized students — in navigating college life and fulfilling their potential.

Sister Thea Bowman

Who was Sister Thea Bowman

Our work is inspired by the life and philosophy of Thea Bowman, a Catholic nun of the Franciscan Sisters of the Perpetual Adoration, who “helped people everywhere she went to explore their identity and to find their deepest humanity.”

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Meet the Staff

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The BAIC staff are dedicated to helping all undergraduate AHANA students excel academically, personally, and in the pursuit of leadership opportunities.

What Is AHANA?

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More than an acronym, the term “AHANA" was coined by students in 1979 to celebrate the cultural differences present in the BC community and in our society.

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All of our programs and services are committed to promoting equity, building community, and supporting opportunity among our students.

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College Counseling

As part of our efforts to help you succeed, we offer academic performance monitoring working with faculty members to ensure your academic success. To find out more about this service and others by contacting our office at

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