Students of Color Leadership Retreat
The Students of Color Leadership Retreat (SOCLR) is an annual retreat weekend that takes place in a residential camp in Upstate New York during the fall semester. SOCLR is designed for students who identify themselves as a person of color as a primary identity. The central goals of SOCLR are 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. During the weekend, student leaders of color work on building their leadership skills using a developmental process. SOCLR is a joint venture between Barnard and Columbia and is open to all undergraduates. For questions, please email Ana Angeles, Program Coordinator for Student Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identity-Based Community Meetups/Socials
Student Life hosts monthly meetups for students, faculty, and staff of color, and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, LGBTQIA-identified students, faculty, and staff. The meetups are a space to connect, build relationships, and share experiences and resources with people who share these identities.
Spring 2018 People of Color Community Meetups:
Preserving Personal Histories | Tuesday, April 16th | 1-2:00 PM | 302 Diana Center
Alternative Forms to Healing | Wednesday, May 1st | 1-2:00 PM | South Tower, Sulzberger Hall
Barnard Community Excellence Reception
The Office of Academic Success and Enrichment Programs and Student Life at Barnard College hosts the Barnard Community Excellence Reception to acknowledge graduating students who have become great leaders within the Barnard community. These students have achieved academic excellence through their coursework and intellectual life on campus and have contributed greatly to the Barnard community. This senior recognition program will take place on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 1-2:30 pm and specifically celebrates the following communities of seniors: CStep Scholars, HEOP Scholars, MMUF Scholars, Seniors who self-identify as students or color, Seniors with disabilities, Seniors who self-identify as members of the LBGTQ community, and Seniors who self-identify as first-generation college students.
Zora Neale Hurston Lounge
The Zora Neale Hurston (BC ‘28) Lounge, named after Barnard’s first black alumna, commemorates her legacy in providing a safe space for Barnard students of color. This space, located at 121 Reid Hall in the Barnard Quad, is managed by the Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (B.O.S.S.). In this space, B.O.S.S. hosts biweekly discussions and events as well as open lounge hours on Tuesdays from 9PM - 11PM. Stop by for access to the library--filled with many of Zora Neale Hurston’s works as well as the works of other great authors including James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Maya Angelou, and more--or to catch up with B.O.S.S. members. For access, please contact B.O.S.S. at email@example.com for details.
Latinx Heritage Month
Native American Heritage Month
Black History Month
Asian Pacific American Awareness Month