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 '15

Black Women of the Diaspora Collective

Kyla Martin '15
Karla Benson Rutten, Lealtad-Suzuki Center (Multicultural Life)
Yasmin Evans-Totoe '15

disability, chronic pain & chronic illness COLLECTIVE

Kate Gallagher '16

Latin American Women of the Diaspora Collective

Ariel Estrella '15
Carol Mejia '15
Isabel Ruelas '15

Men of Color Collective

Cyrus Hair '15
Sedric McClure, MAX Center & Multicultural Life
Richard Raya '15
Daniel Yee '16

MIXEd Race identity Collective

Cyrus Hair '15
Michelle Kiang '15
Emily TahaBurt '16

Queer People of Color Collective

Demetrius Colvin, Multicultural Life
Ollin Montes '17
Suresh Mudragada, Campus Programs
Rachel Rostad '15

Queer Women identity Collective

Kate Gallagher '16
Marissa Heim '17
Natalie Kaplan '17
Jordyn Whitman '17

transracial/transnational adopteeS identity Collective

Lillian Hexter '16
Marissa Kurtz '15

White Identity Collective

Clare Speer '16

Women of Color Collective

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

Working Class Collective

Mary Emanuelson, Career Development Center

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.)

Facilitators TBA