2017 Summer Meeting

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2017 Summer Representatives Meeting
Brown University
June 22 & 23, 2017  

“Doing the Work in Uncertain Times: Navigating Current Challenges and Opportunities to Transform Institutional Culture and Support Students”

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“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”  Words written by poet and activist Audre Lorde 20 years ago have never been more important for us to recall and act upon.  We find ourselves in uncertain times in higher education.  It is not the first time, of course, but for many of us it does feel particularly intense.  Our work is taking place on a shifting landscape shaped by national and world events.  Student activism has pushed institutions to re/examine institutional structures and the capacities of the people who work within them.  To be sure, our work has never been more complex and important.  

How are we being not just reactive, but also proactive in supporting students in such uncertain and unpredictable times?  How are we helping to create and care for supportive spaces as well as brave spaces on our campuses?  How are we creating more equitable and inclusive community inside and outside the classroom?  How are we both embracing student activists and their call to transform our institutions and challenging students to be open-minded and accountable?  Join CHAS at Brown University for a national consortium to engage with these and other timely questions.  Together we will have the opportunity to take up current challenges and opportunities we face today on our campuses as well as re/connect and build community with colleagues.  


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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. Crenshawas 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.









presents the 16th Annual Black and Latino Male Conference

hosted by Providence College

November 18 – 20, 2016

CHAS is proud to announce that Providence College will host the 16th Annual CHAS Black and Latino Male Conference.  Each year, the conference creates opportunities for intellectual engagement, networking and mentoring for participants during the weekend experience.  In addition to individual leadership skill development, participants are given the tools and supports to create action plans to share with members of their respective campuses. The Black and Latino Male Conference brings together students, faculty, administrators and thought leaders from across the nation to consider how to best facilitate the high achievement and success of our Black and Latino male students at institutions dedicated to liberal arts education.

This year’s conference theme is “Hasta Cuando? (How Much Longer?) Lessons From History & Contemporary Struggles for Social, Political and Racial Justice.”  We are excited to announce Marc Lamont Hill and  Antonio Vargas, as highlighted speakers for this dynamic student-centered conference.  Please join us as CHAS partners with Providence College to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence by promoting the high achievement and success of men of color.


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2016 Summer Meeting

2016 Summer Representatives Meeting

Colby College

Waterville, Maine

June 28 & 29, 2016

SRM2016 CHAS Save The Date

As demographic trends continue to shift and the national conversation about college affordability continues, CHAS will consider student debt and the unique, often hidden, costs that underrepresented students face when paying for a liberal arts college education. Please join us for a dynamic conversation focused on student retention and success for institutional representatives from our member institutions. We will exchange ideas, obtain new information, and engage in networking. We look forward to seeing you.


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