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2018 Summer Meeting

2018 Annual Representatives Meeting

“From Surviving to Thriving: How We Empower

Inclusive Well-Being on Our Campuses”

Hosted By the Claremont Colleges
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 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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