ALANA-A Brothers & Sisters Leadership Program

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters (ABS) are current Stonehill students who serve as "big brothers and sisters" to students who have an interest in diversity and activism.

 Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now closed! 

 Applications for the 2018-2019 will be available in December 2017. 

“ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters” is named such because of the emphasis on family and ally development in the diversity community as well as the successful interaction in the greater intercultural community.

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters have been specifically trained in:

  • serving as resources that are most helpful to students of color/international students/diversity allies
  • addressing issues that most often affect underrepresented communities
  • serving as resources to the greater Stonehill community in addressing issues of diversity and social justice

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters are an integral part of the Intercultural Experience Program and they are some of the first to welcome an ALANA-A student to Stonehill.

ALANA-A Brothers and Sisters help new students become oriented to Stonehill by encouraging students to get involved in student organizations and to make meaningful connections with people in the college community.


Please note all activities are required unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016: 2017-2018 Applications Live on Handshake. See below for application information.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017: Application Deadline

Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Deadline to Sign Up for Interview

Friday, January 27 - Friday, February 3, 2017: Applicant Interviews

Friday, February 10, 2017: Application Status Notifications

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Tentative)Conference on Diversity & Inclusion *strongly encouraged More info here  

Saturday, March 18, 2017: ABS Spring Training (10am-4pm)

Saturday, April 1, 2017: Lead 4 Justice Conference *strongly encouraged More info here

Friday, April 28, 2017: DiverCity Festival *strongly encouraged More info here

Sunday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 23, 2017ABS Summer Training Note: Move In- Sunday, August 20 (morning)

Thursday, August 24, 2017 (Tentative):  Student Leadership Joint Training

Friday, August 25 - Saturday, August 26, 2017: Intercultural Experience Program More info here 

Additional fall commitments will be shared during Spring Training.


All applicants need to apply through Handshake (formerly Career Connection) through the following page: You will need to use your Stonehill College login to apply for this position.

All applicants must submit a resume that contains the following information:

  • Full name
  • Major
  • Cumulative G.P.A.
  • Previous Work Experience
  • Previous Involvement/Volunteer Experience
    • For first-year students, you may include items from high school

In place of a cover letter, each applicant will be asked to write short answer responses to the following questions below:

Questions for New Applicants ONLY:

  • Why do you want to be part of the ABS program? What do you hope to gain from the ABS program?
  • How will you use the knowledge gained from being an ABS Leader both at Stonehill and in your community?
  • What does "social justice" personally mean to you?
  • How does your identity and experiences contribute to the ABS Leadership group?
  • Anything else you would like to add for your consideration?

Questions for Returning Applicants ONLY:

  • In what ways has the ABS program helped you to grow, mature, develop, and feel empowered in equity and inclusion?
  • Please share with us the relationship(s) you created with your little sibling(s) or other incoming students.
  • What have you experienced to be the strengths and challenges of the ABS Leadership Program?
  • If selected to be an ABS leader again, what will be your personal commitments to remain engaged in the program?
  • Anything else you would like to add for your consideration?

ABS Coordinator Position (for Returning Applicants ONLY)

ABS Coordinators will assume additional responsibilities beyond those of an ABS Leader. ABS Coordinators will play an integral role in planning Spring and Sumer training, the Intercultural Experience Program, and other community trainings and events. Coordinators are expected to be in touch with other coordinators and Intercultural Affairs staff throughout the summer and the semester. Coordinators can expect to spend about .5 hours a week planning and prepping for ABS related activities.

Returning applicants who are interested in serving as coordinator, must write an additional short-answer response to the following: Please indicate why you want to be an ABS Coordinator for the upcoming year, and what characteristics and qualifications make you a good choice.


Interviews will be scheduled on Handshake after you have successfully submitted your application. Interviews will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, January 27
  • Wednesday, February 1
  • Friday, February 3

If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Patrick Hale, Assistant Director of Intercultural Affairs, at (508) 565-1409 or email