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Student Leadership Retreats


LGBTQ and Allied Retreat

The purpose of the annual LGBTQA retreat is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied communities by embracing diverse individuals from across the Columbia-Barnard campus for leadership development, skills sharing, awareness-raising, and community building.

This retreat is a collaborative effort between Barnard and Columbia and is open to all undergraduate students. The LGBTQA student leadership retreat takes place in the Fall semester.  For more information, please contact studentlife@barnard.edu or multicultural@columbia.edu.

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Students of Color Leadership Retreat

The Students of Color Leadership Retreat (SOCLR) is an annual retreat weekend that takes place in a residential camp setting during the fall semester.  SOCLR weekend is designed to fortify participants in their leadership at Barnard, Columbia, and beyond, to focus on shared experiences, and to critically examine various issues and "isms" that relate to living in a multicultural and diverse community. Upon returning from the retreat, students are galvanized by the enhanced connections made during the weekend and are able to continue in their work as student leaders with a strong supportive community behind them. SOCLR is designed for students who identify themselves as a person of color as a primary identity.

SOCLR is a joint venture between Barnard and Columbia and is open to all undergraduates. SOCLR student takes place in the Fall semester.  For more information, please contact studentlife@barnard.edu or multicultural@columbia.edu

Women’s Leadership Retreat

The Women's Leadership Retreat (WLR) is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity Initiatives and Office of Orientation and Activities. This retreat embodies a holistic approach to leadership, exploring how our multiple identities and experiences shape our development as woman leaders. It is open to all Barnard students and helps facilitate team building, personal growth, and networking opportunities.
WLR takes place annually during the Spring semester. This year's retreat will take place March 28th-30th at the YMCA Greenkill Camp in Hugenot, NY.
Applications will be available starting Feb. 14th!