Are you looking for
A sense of family and belonging?
Promoting campus-wide education and advocacy around topics of racial/ethnic/cultural diversity?
Then join one or more of the 10 multicultural student groups that are based in the Cultural Center. These student groups make up the coalition of SOURCE that supports students who identify as: Indigenous/Native American; mixed heritage/race; queer international and people of color; international students; Asian/Asian American; Latino/a American; African/African American; James Baldwin Scholars; international women and women of color; and men of color. The groups have a long history of organizing a number of impactful initiatives that look at community building, campus awareness, and institutional change on topics related to race, under-representation, and social justice. For information about how to get involved with a specific SOURCE group, email SOURCE: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supports Indigenous and Native American students.
Supports students of African descent.
Supports women of color and international women.
"Men of Color Alliance" supports men of color.
"Pan Asian Student Alliance" supports students of Asian descent.
Supports students of Latin@ descent.
"Forum of International Students at Hampshire" supports students representing a range of nationalities and cultures.
Supports students of mixed heritage/race.
"Queer International and People of Color" supports queer students.
SOURCE GROUPS COORDINATORS
There are SOURCE groups coordinators (SGCs) who work at the Cultural Center to help coordinate the gathering of the SOURCE groups and to help foster collaboration and communication between the SOURCE groups. These coordinators also assist each group with any programmatic help they may need.
The SOURCE groups coordinators organize SOURCE community meetings on a regular basis each semester. These are excellent opportunities for multicultural students to meet other students and build community, to share needs and concerns, and to problem-solve together.
BEING INVOLVED IN SOURCE
There are many institutional, social, and cultural barriers and experiences that are shared among multicultural students. The student of color and international populations at Hampshire College generally constitute a small percentage of the student body. It is for these reasons that SOURCE exists. Students create a critical mass through SOURCE to provide the needed support for students' needs and to facilitate change.
Not every multicultural student may feel the need to become involved in SOURCE or its groups each semester. Each student's level of participation varies. The one thing that is constant is that SOURCE and its groups are always there whenever a student of color or international student needs them.
THE LEBRON-WIGGINS-PRAN CULTURAL CENTER
The Cultural Center works closely with SOURCE. The Cultural Center director serves as the advisor to the SOURCE groups. Staff members at the center are available to help the groups with any questions they may have regarding programming, co-sponsoring events, other campus offices and groups, problem-solving, or anything else. The center provides mailboxes for the SOURCE groups as well as file cabinet space, and houses many historical documents for each group as well as SOURCE documents.
Get involved with the multicultural student groups through the Cultural Center.
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