Student Organizations & Groups
Contacts for these groups can be found on Carleton's official Student Orgs page.
Asexual Community & Education (ACE) aims to increase community, knowledge, and awareness for asexual and aromantic spectra orientations. Weekly closed meetings provide a safe space for people on the asexual and aromantic spectra to discuss personal experiences with their orientations. Monthly discussion meetings are open to the whole campus, regardless of romantic or sexual orientation! Please contact Sylvie (stanbacks), Tumi (akindekot), or Erick (sirisoukhe) with questions. Get on their Listserv Asexual Community & Education (ACE)
Coalition of Women of Color (COWOC)creates an environment for women on the Carleton campus that is supportive, fun and serves as a resource. COWOC will provide a sense of familiarity and extend many opportunities to further educate women and Carleton about multicultural and women’s issues. Contact Jess (lartiguej), Lori (barrientosl), Jumaanah (flowersj) or Amirah (ellisona) for more information.
Infemous is an editorial publication dedicated to smashing the sexist racist heteronormative cisnormative patriarchy. We strive to amplify feminist journalism, critical analysis, art and other forms of expression. Infemous is committed to antiracist, international, and LGBT perspectives, and embraces the multiple and dynamic identities of feminist communities. We meet every Friday @ 7pm in the GSC lounge. If you are interested in getting involved, email Leah (meltzerl) or Amirah ( ellisona). Get on their Listserv: Infemous
Collective for Men's Issues (CMI) aims to create a sense of community among self-identified men at Carleton College by creating a space for them to discuss issues that are important to them. Topics include gender, masculinity, race, sexuality, class, intersectionality, and many others. This group believes that healthy discussion of these topics is important for everyone and that men at Carleton should have the opportunity to engage in these topics with their college peers.
Collective for Women's Issues (CWI) is a discussion and support group for women on campus exploring issues from a female perspective. Part discussion group, part check-in, the group meets Thursdays at 8:00pm in WA (Berg) House and provides a safe space for women to talk about issues that matter to them. All genders are welcome to the discussion; the check-in is for self-identified women. Contact Jess (ibrij) with questions. Get on their listserv: Collective for Women's Issues (CWI)
Gender Discussion Group (GDG): Want a safe and welcoming place to discuss the many facets of gender? Looking to make friends in the LGBTQA+ community who share your interests, passions, or concerns? Join the newly revived Gender Discussion Group (GDG)! We're a place for people of all gender identities to explore topics such as media presentation, labels, transition, and coming out, as well as daily concerns and any other points of interest. Sign up for the mailing list or contact Jo Kuykendall (kuykendalle) and Claire Pennington (penningtonc) for more information! Get on their listserv: Gender Discussion Group (GDG)
Pro-Choice Minnesota at Carleton/Advocates for Reproductive Health is a reproductive rights awareness group involved in efforts to increase awareness about sexual health resources both on campus and in the greater Northfield community at large. Each term we try to make several trips up to the Twin Cities to volunteer escorting patients into clinics (in an attempt to provide support amidst the harassments of protesters) to help them access health care. We also love watching and discussing any movies related to reproductive health and we table every week in Sayles to hand out condoms, candy, and ask for signatures on petitions. Contact Erin (healye) or Maggie (goldbergerm) for more information. Get on their listserv: Pro-Choice Minnesota at Carleton
Queer, Questioning, Trans People of Color (QTPOC) is an organization that brings together self-identified Queer, Questioning, Trans People of Color. It aspires to create a space for students to explore the intersections of their racial, cultural, national, gender, sex, and class identities. In creating a community of students from diverse backgrounds, QTPOC aims to actively increase the visibility of underrepresented people inside and outside of Carleton. Contact Kathryn (melendezk), Melanie (xud), Chue (lorc2) or Manuel (lugoacostam) with questions. Get on their listserv: Queer, Questioning, Trans People of Color (QTPOC)
Sexuality and Gender Activism (SaGA) is a group that focuses on promoting awareness of issues of sexuality and gender across campus and beyond. This group deals with issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, LGBTQ current events, and more! Meetings consist of community building, talking about issues in our area and relating to the queer community, and taking action on campus. Look forward to volunteer work and political action! Contact Jake (woodwardj), Sam (haikens), or Abby (sharera) with questions. Get on their listserv: Sexuality and Gender Activism (SaGA)
Aids and HIV Awareness (AHA!) strives to increase awareness about issues of sexuality in general, with specific focus on how to prevent the spread of HIV and other STDs. AHA! Sponsors trips to anonymous HIV testing sites each term and is responsible for condom distribution on campus. We also organize Carleton’s team for the Minnesota AIDS Walk.
Campus Advocates Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (CAASHA) are an autonomous group whose purpose is to provide support to survivors and perpetrators (women or men) of sexual harassment, sexual assault. They are available 24 hours a day and offer non-judgmental listening, support, and information on resources and Carleton's policies. You can email them for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carleton's Organized Radicals, Activists, and Leftists (CORAL) are committed to providing an alternative to the current two party system. The current system stifles the voices of the people, allows corporate interests to dictate national policy, and further entrenches the white, upper-class patriarchy. We seek to support social justice at Carleton and around the country participating in political demonstrations, organizing events, and encouraging viewpoints that are generally dismissed at Carleton. Issues we have advocated for in the past include gender-neutral bathrooms, and the proxy donation campaign. Contact sangp, elfstrandm, or lelea.
Women in Economics increases the involvement of women in the field of economics. We host alumni panels and group discussions to encourage women to get involved. Contact Ericka (tyagie), Emily (starrem), or Lindsey (maini) with questions.
Women in Math and Science (WhIMS) exists as an internal support network and an external outreach program for women interested in math and science. A major goal is to provide Carleton women with new opportunites, information and encouragement in their pursuit of math and science-related careers. We do so by offering conference attendance opportunites, trips to the Twin Cities science venues and regular meetings with female math and science faculty. As an outreach program, WhIMS works with organizations such as the Girl Scouts to plan math and science activity days designed to expose a younger group to the possibilities of math and science.
The HOPE Center is an advocacy and resource center for survivors of sexual and domestic violence, battered women, and abused children. Open-minded and caring volunteers are needed to answer crisis line calls, do community education at schools on violence issues, and work on numerous other projects including working with policy efforts and website update and design. The Center encourages a diverse group of volunteers, including people of all genders, people of color, and members of the LGBT community. Forty hours of advocacy training is provided at no cost to volunteers. Training is offered twice a year, in the fall and in the winter/spring. Applications are available from either of the program directors. 24-hour SafeLine: (800) 607-2330