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Identity Collectives

The Identity Collectives provide a student-centered space to build community and engage in intra-group dialogue. Collectives are offered to recognize the multiple and intersecting identities we all carry and the importance of a supportive community as we explore our intersecting identities. Trained students facilitate each collective group. Intergenerational engagement with faculty and/or staff who share salient identities is encouraged.

Created in 2002, Identity Collectives serve as an act of love and commitment to create sacred and healing spaces, to name our common needs across differences and spectrums, to dismantle systems of oppression, and engage with the complex struggle and beauty of collective liberation.

Collectives do this by:

  1. Creating space for support, joy, and community.
  2. Engaging in critical and intersectional, life-sustaining dialogue.
  3. Inter-collective capacity building.

Please note: These are affinity spaces. As such, we ask that all participants are members of the named community of each collective.

Identity Collective Interest Form

Are you interested in learning more?

Identity Collectives are:

  • Asexual & Aromantic Spectrum Identity Collective (ASIC / A-Spec)
  • Asian Women of the Diaspora (AWOD) (inactive)
  • BIPOC Disability Diaspora Identity Collective (inactive)
  • Black Women & Femme’s Collective (BWFC)
  • Disability, Chronic Pain, and Chronic Illness (DCPCI) Identity Collective
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Identity Collective (inactive)
  • Mixed and Multiracial (M&Ms / M@M) Identity Collective
  • Queer and Trans* Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (QTBIPOC) Identity Collective
  • Southeast Asian Minority Identity Collective (inactive)
  • Trans* Identity Collective (TRIC)
  • Transracial/Transnational Adoptees Identity Collective

For general questions, please email [email protected].

Identity Collective Facilitator Resources

Facilitators of Identity Collectives are encouraged to use the website linked below to find and utilize resources around facilitating dialogue, icebreakers and other activities, meeting ideas, and more.