Student Identity Collectives

Created in 2002, the LSC’s Identity Collectives provide spaces for identity exploration and support around the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, nationality, and socioeconomic status. Recognizing the multiple and intersecting identities we all carry and the importance of a supportive community as we explore our privileged and marginalized identities, the Idenity Collectives provide students with the opportunity to build community and talk together both within their specific collectives and in inter-group dialogues. Each collective group is facilitated by trained faculty, staff, and students. Please note: We ask that you self-identify with the collective that you wish to join. If you have general questions about the collectives, please contact Karla Benson Rutten.


Asian Women of the Diaspora Collective

Coco Du, Residential Life
Kaila Chan '14

Black Women of the Diaspora Collective

Ayda Alemayehu '14
Karla Benson Rutten, Lealtad-Suzuki Center (Multicultural Life)
Yasmin Evans-Totoe '15

Latin American Women of the Diaspora Collective

Olga Gonzalez, Anthropology
Carol Mejia '15

Men of Color Collective

Cyrus Hair '15
Sedric McClure, MAX Center & Multicultural Life
Richard Raya '15

MIXEd Race identity Collective

Michelle Kiang '15
Chris MacDonald-Dennis, Multicultural Life
Emily TahaBurt '16

Queer People of Color Collective

Demetrius Colvin, Multicultural Life
Julia Huerta '14
Suresh Mudragada, Campus Programs

Queer Women identity Collective

Ashley Mangan '14
Anne Sombor '14

transracial/transnational adopteeS identity Collective

Lillian Hexter '16
Marissa Kurtz '15
SooJin Pate, American Studies

White Identity Collective

Lisa Landreman, Student Affairs
Jessica Proskin, Campus Programs
Clare Speer '16

Women of Color Collective

Afifa Benwahoud, Multicultural Life
Gabriella Gomez '14
Consuelo Gutierrez-Crosby, Civic Engagement Center
Elise Ong '16

Working Class Collective

Mary Emanuelson, Career Development Center
Jessica Munoz '14

O.U.R. COLLECTIVE (An occasion to understand our roots)

(Created for students who grew up in more than one culture, such as children of immigrants and third culture kids.)

Merita Bushi '14
Gabriella Gomez '14
Sabrina Upadhyay '14