Student Dialogue Groups
The Office of Intercultural Affairs hosts a number of identity-conscious dialogue groups that are facilitated by students. Please check out our listing and feel free to ask questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stopping by Duffy 149.
GenOne: Navigation for the First Generation College Student
GenOne is a peer-led support group for students who are the first in their families to enroll and attend college (however you want to define it). Students often discuss issues of college-going experiences, how to find support at Stonehill, and how to succeed in college when your parents/guardians have not attended college.
InterAct is a peer-led group for students who were born outside of the U.S. or have spent a significant part their developmental years outside of U.S. culture. Students discuss issues of adjusting to life in the U.S., receive support in navigating culture and social norms at Stonehill, and share their unique perspectives.
LGBTQ 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.
Men of Service, Academia, Integrity, and Character (MOSAIC)
MOSAIC is a peer-led discussion group for men who self-identify as coming from African, Latino, Asian, Native American, multiracial backgrounds. Students discuss issues of gender, experiences at Stonehill, relationships, brotherhood, solidarity and activism in their bi-weekly meetings.
Radiant, Inspirational, Sisters Empowered (RISE)
RISE is a peer-led discussion group for women who self-identify as coming from African, Latino, Asian, Native American, multiracial backgrounds. Students discuss issues of gender, experiences at Stonehill, relationships, sisterhood, solidarity, and activism in their bi-weekly meetings.
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 Office of Student Engagement page to learn more about opportunities through the Student Government Association.
Whites Becoming Allies (WBA)
Whites Becoming Allies is a group of students from European heritage backgrounds who come together to discuss issues of diversity and partner in the work of building a more just and equitable society. Many of the students involved hold leadership positions in clubs and organizations and find a safe space to ask questions, discuss current events, explore new perspectives, and discover how to act in solidarity with others.