Upcoming event

     Annual Representatives
Professional Meeting 

  June 5-7, 2019


Fordham University 
Rose Hill Campus 
Bronx, New York


Rethinking Access and Belonging in the
Shadow of Increasing Economic Inequality and Political Polarization”

At this meeting we will be examining the stressors — financial, social, psychological — that impact students of color and other underrepresented students at our institutions and discuss strategies that help students, faculty, and staff grapple with the array of challenges and exchange ideas about how to help our schools create and sustain more fully supportive and inclusive campus environments.  And in this increasingly contentious political moment, we will also consider how we can prepare to confront the heightened tensions and divisiveness on our campuses that the 2020 election cycle will inevitably bring.

 Featured speakers include

Anthony Abraham Jack (B.A. Amherst, Ph.D., Harvard), Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and author of The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (2019).  Dr. Jack will give the luncheon keynote address, Thursday, June 6th.


Christina Greer (B.A., Tufts, Ph.D., Columbia), Associate Professor of Political Science and American Studies at Fordham University, who will facilitate a session at 3 PM, Thursday, June 6th.  A frequent guest commentator on MSNBC, Dr. Greer specializes on racial and ethnic politics, American urban centers, presidential politics, and campaigns and elections. Dr. Greer is the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration and the Pursuit of the American Dream (2013).

: Fordham University,  Rose Hill Campus,  Bronx, New York

When:  Wednesday evening, June 5, 2019  – Friday afternoon, June 7, 2019


Residence Inn New York the Bronx at Metro Center Atrium, 1776 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY 10461, phone: 1-718-239-3939. 

To receive the group rate, reserve your room no later than MondayMay 6, 2019!!
You may reserve a room by calling the hotel directly (mention the Consortium on High Achievement and Success) or through the link below:

Book your group rate for The Consortium of High Achievement & Success


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CHAS Women of Color Conference
Lafayette College


CHAS Women of Color Conference:

Living Authentically

Follow link for information:  CHAS WOCC






presents the

 Black and Latinx Men’s Conference

“Empowering Black and Latinx Men:
Self-Identity, Masculinity, Intersectionality, and Solidarity”

 hosted by Kenyon College

November 2 – 4, 2018


CHAS is proud to announce that Kenyon College will host the Black and Latinx Male Conference, the 17th such conference held since CHAS was founded.  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 Latinx 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 Latinx male students at institutions dedicated to liberal arts education.






The Kenyon Inn – located on campus and in walking distance to every event

100 W. Wiggin Street
Gambier, Ohio 43022

Rate: $115/night (conference rate with institutional tax-exempt documentation)
Cut off date: Monday, October 15


The Holiday Inn Express – located 3.7 miles away from campus
11555 Upper Gilchrist Rd.

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Rate: $99.99/night
Cut off date:  The Holiday Inn has given a brief extension for their deadline, so be sure to reserve your rooms immediately


The Comfort Inn – located 4.8 miles from campus
150 Howard St.

Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Rate: $145/night
Cut off date: Wednesday, October 31


CHAS member institutions receive complimentary registration for the first six participants.

Note: We encourage delegations to include four students, one administrator and one faculty member.

 Additional participants are welcome and require a $60.00 registration fee.

 If your institution is not a member of CHAS, we welcome your participation.

The registration fee is $75.00 per person. Please make checks payable to “CHAS Trinity.”



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Student of Color Conference 2018

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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.





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.







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