2018 Annual Representatives Meeting
“From Surviving to Thriving: How We Empower
Inclusive Well-Being on Our Campuses”
June 20 – 22, 2018
There is evidence that under-represented students experience risks to their overall mental and emotional health, well-being, and academic performance on predominantly and historically white campuses. Understanding these challenges and offering recommendations that can be implemented by college professionals is imperative to supporting the capacity to thrive for all of our students. Our speakers and conference sessions will help us focus on the data documenting the experiences of our students in relation to their overall well-being, challenge us to think about whether our campus practices (particularly around health and well-being) are designed with approaches inclusive to the needs of all of our students, and offer best practices for improving our capacity for supporting students who will thrive in our communities.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Senior Scientific Advisor to the Steve Fund, Director of the AAKOMA (African American Knowledge Optimized for Mindfully-Healthy Adolescents) Project, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University, will be our keynote speaker. The Steve Fund is dedicated to supporting the development of knowledge and leadership, creating and sharing best practices, connecting scholars and practitioners, and encouraging and helping professionals in campus mental health and student services to more effectively assist students of color.
Student of Color Conference
“Reclaiming Our Time: From the Margin to the Center”
hosted by Trinity College
February 23 – 25, 2018
In February of 2018, the Consortium on High Achievement and Success will combine our two signature student centered conferences (the Black and Latino Male Conference and the Women of Color Conference) to bring you the CHAS Student of Color Conference.
This conference will provide an opportunity for students and administrators to engage in dialogue centered on the experiences of students of color in higher education. Throughout the conference, we will create an inclusive intersectional community that embraces the full spectrum of experience, self-definition, and identity. Member institutions dedicated to liberal arts education send delegations from around the country to attend this transformative student-centered conference.
We hope that you will join us as CHAS continues to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation in promoting the high achievement and success of students of color.
presents the 4th Annual Women of Color Conference
hosted by Vassar College
March 3 – 5, 2017
CHAS is proud to announce that Vassar College will host the 4th Annual CHAS Women of Color Conference. This year’s conference theme is “(Re)Defining Women of Color: Raising Our Voices, Sharing Our Stories.” We are excited to announce a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, as our highlighted speaker for this dynamic student-centered conference.
Through a series of engaging keynote speakers and dynamic workshops, the Women of Color Conference aims to facilitate dialogue that examines how selective liberal arts experiences impact women of color. The conference seeks to allow space for the creation of an inclusive intersectional community that embraces the full spectrum of experience, self-definition, and identity.
Please join us as CHAS partners with Vassar College to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation in promoting the high achievement and success of women of color.