Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are groups formed around a shared interest or common goal. Check out Dialogue Groups, Student Clubs, LGBTQ Support, and the Faculty/ Staff of Color Network!Affinity Groups are groups formed around a shared interest, identity, and/or goal. Check out Dialogue Groups, Student Clubs, LGBTQA Support, and the Faculty/ Staff of Color Network!

Dialogue Groups

The Office of Intercultural Affairs hosts a number of identity-conscious dialogue groups that are facilitated by students. Please check out the listing of our Identity-based Dialogue Groups and feel free to follow up with questions!  

  • GenOne: Navigation for the First Generation College Student
  • InterAct
  • Leadership Through Diversity ("LTD")
  • LGBTQ Self-Identified Group
  • Men of Service, Academia, Integrity and Character (MOSAIC)
  • Radiant, Inspirational, Sisters Empowered (RISE)
  • Whites Becoming Allies (WBA)

Student Clubs

In addition to these identity-conscious discussion groups, there are many opportunities to engage in diversity related clubs and organizations that bring together many different racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation identities. Please visit the Student Activities page to learn more about opportunities through Student Government Association. You can also view a complete list of clubs and organizations here

  • Afro-Caribbean Club 
  • Desi Club 
  • Mundos Apartes, Tierras Unidades (M.A.T.U.)
  • Asian American Society
  • disABILITY Enlightenment Project 
  • Diversity on Campus 
  • The Spanish Club
  • P.R.I.D.E. 
  • French Club
  • Women's Health & Empowerment Now (WHEN)
  • SGA Diversity Committee

LGBTQA Support & Education

LGBTQA Self-Identified Group

This is a peer-led group for any students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Unlike a gay/straight alliance (GSA), this group is intended for students who self-identify as LGBTQ to get together, discuss their experiences here at Stonehill, and find a network of support and solidarity. If you self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or asexual and would like to participate in a supportive group on campus, please contact Intercultural Affairs at x1409 or email New members are always welcome throughout the semester!

Safe Zone Workshops

FACULTY/ STAFF TRAINING: Monday, February 8th, 2-4:30pm

STUDENT TRAINING: Tuesday, April 5th 5-7:30pm

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Our Safe Zone program is designed to educate students, staff and faculty who want to serve as allies to individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Community members particpate in Safe Zone workshops to better understand information, terms, and experiences of those who identify has LGBT. At the conclusion of the workshop, indivdiuals may choose to post a "Stonehill Safe Space" card on his or her door. This card symbolizes that the person has engaged in conversations to serve as a resource for LGBT community members.

We encourage members of the community who have attended Safe Zone workshops at other institutions to post their cards on their doors. We reserve the "Stonehill Safe Space" cards particularly for those who attended a training at Stonehill because we have conversations unique to our Catholic identity and mission.

Workshops will be offered in the Fall and Spring. For questions, please contact

Trans* 101 Workshops

FACULTY/ STAFF TRAINING: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2-4pm

STUDENT TRAINING: Wednesday, April 13th 5-7pm

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This entry-level session is designed to offer participants a deeper understanding of transgender and non-binary gender identities. Participants will learn basic language, history, and data related to trans* college students.

Faculty and Staff of Color Group 

An informal resource and networking group for professionals from racially underrepresented backgrounds at Stonehill. This group meets once each during the fall and spring semester. For more information, please contact