Fiercely Advocating for Students, Staff, and Faculty of Color

Upcoming Events, in 2023-24

Join us on October 17th for our upcoming online conversation on “Taking Black Joy Seriously,” with Professor Antar A. Tichavakunda. Learn more here.

Our next student of color leadership conference will take place April 5th – 7th, 2024, hosted on the campus of Haverford College, in collaboration with other area member institutions. The most recent past student leadership conference was hosted by Brown University in April 2022.

We are still seeking a host for our 2024 annual end-of-year conference for staff and faculty, slated for June 26-28. Recent hosts have included Carleton College (2022) and Goucher College (2023).

Founded in 2000, as the oldest consortium of liberal arts colleges and universities in the US with a specific focus on student of color achievement, the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) envisions a higher education landscape where institutions create and sustain the conditions for students of color to reach the highest levels of intellectual achievement, personal growth, and professional development.

Over the years, our scope has expanded — evolving into a platform for peer learning, networking, and professional development opportunities, aimed at advancing strategies to better support and retain students, faculty and staff of color at member institutions. CHAS member institutions are committed to cultivating environments that support the thriving of every member of our campus communities.

CHAS is financially supported by member institutions and generously hosted by Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. If your institution is interested in joining CHAS, please contact us.