The following minority and international student organizations work hand-in-hand with the Office of Minority Student Life to promote education and awareness, initiate programming and events for individual groups as well as the greater campus community, and provide inclusive, welcoming places for minority students and those interested in minority student life. All groups meet regularly during each block.
MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL GENUINELY INTERESTED STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF CULTURAL BACKGROUND (the only exception is Equal, as the confidentiality of members is maintained). For more information on these groups and meeting times, please contact our office.
1st Generation Program - Provides information, support, and a chance to connect with other first generation students, faculty, and staff during each block. You are a first generation individual if neither parent holds a Bachelors or 4-year degree.
AASU - Asian American Student Union promotes and preserves Asian culture at Colorado College and seeks to unify those interested in Asian culture regardless of race, sex, gender, ethnic group, political aspirations, or sexual preference.
BSU - Black Student Union explores issues and culture of Black/African-Americans.
Chaverim/Hillel - Chaverim is Hebrew for friends. Chaverim explores Jewish culture and issues.
DASG - Disabilities Awareness and Service Group provides educational programming on campus and volunteers regularly at Zach's Place, a local non-profit for children with disabilities.
Equal - Equal is a completely confidential group for those who identify outside of the heterosexual norm, the gender binary, or who are questioning their gender or sexual identity.
KASA - Korean-American Student Association explores Korean-American issues and culture.
I Mua Lokahi/Hawaii Club - I Mua Lokahi (native Hawaiian for “to go forward with unity") explores Hawaiian culture and issues.
MAPS - Minority Association for Pre-Health Students explores issues concerning minority pre-health students and serves as a support system for involved students.
Mariachi Tigre de Colorado College - Colorado College’s premiere Mexican folk music ensemble. Spanish is not a requirement, but instrumentalists must be able to read music. Contact Rochelle Mason at x6338 for more information.
MOSAIC - Multicultural Organization of Students: An International Community is dedicated to promoting awareness of internationalism at Colorado College as well as the surrounding community. MOSAIC also provides a support network for international students on campus.
NASU- The Native American Student Union is an organization that helps develop character, leadership, pride, Native American awareness, and community involvement.
QSA - The Queer-Straight Alliance is a social and activist group that serves as a bridge between the Queer and Straight communities.
SASA - Students for the Awareness of South Asia explores South Asian culture and issues.
SOMOS - Spanish for “we are.” SOMOS explores Latina/o, chicana/o, and Hispanic culture and issues.
Tunnels of Oppression - A campus-wide coalition that creates an annual week-long event showcasing oppression as it still occurs in our world.
Student Ambassador/Host Family Program - This program matches minority students with a select group of community members.
Sustained Dialogue - An international initiative that moved to college campuses as a way to actively engage students and other members of campus communities in on-going discussions that result in action and change.