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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.


Providence College Campus Photo







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.


Travel & Accommodations



2016-2017 Faculty Grants

Request for Proposals

The Consortium for High Achievement and Success, CHAS, offers grants for faculty to develop and implement initiatives that meet the institutional need for teaching innnovation. Faculty of CHAS member institutions are invited to compete for funds that will allow them to undertake a project which promotes the high academic achievement among all students with a focus on promoting success and satisfaction among underrepresented students. Faculty members, teaching in all disciplines, may submit proposals that focus on pedagogy and enhancing the faculty’s role in promoting student success and engagement. Both individuals and groups may submit proposals. Projects should be directed at how we teach, or how we engage our colleagues in thinking about how we teach, rather than what we teach. They may involve pedagogical improvements to courses, creating workshops for faculty on mentoring, or other efforts to enhance the faculty’s role in promoting student success and high achievement. CHAS also views these grants as important in supporting the recruitment, retention, and scholarship of underrepresented faculty on our campuses. Proposals addressing campus life are not eligible for consideration. The selection committee will make up to four awards.

The Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) convened in 2000 to promote high achievement, leadership and personal satisfaction of students, particularly underrepresented students, on member campuses. Consisting of 31 private, selective liberal arts colleges and small universities, CHAS shares campus climate data, holds collaborative conferences, and develops programs to support the whole student, academically, socially and culturally.

Eligibility: All faculty members at CHAS member institutions are eligible.

Deadline: The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016.

Award: A maximum award of $6,500 will be provided, of which up to $3,000 may be taken as stipend based on the budget submitted with the proposal.

Instructions: Each submission, which should be no more than 3-4 pages, should include the following information:

  1. A brief description of your project and its potential to effect institutional change and promote student engagement and achievement.
  2. A budget, budget justification, and timeline for completion of the project.
  3. A brief summary of your background in promoting student success and engagement in the classroom, and how this project relates to other efforts to promote high achievement among all students on your campus, with special emphasis on underrepresented students.
  4. Your commitment to share the project and outcomes with the larger CHAS community, including a mandatory presentation at a meeting to be scheduled by CHAS upon completion of your project.
  5. Append an endorsement letter from the Chief Academic Officer.

All Materials should be submitted by email to CHAS Director, Jennifer Baszile

Applications will be reviewed by a designated CHAS committee.
Follow this link to see past awards


Women of Color Conference 2016

The Third Annual Women of Color Conference hosted by The State University of New York – College at Geneseo

Geneseo, New York

March 4-6, 2016

Consortium on High Achievement and Success CHAS Women of Color Conference 2016

2016 CHAS Women of Color 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 continues to lead higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation in promoting the high achievement and success of women of color.


Travel & Accommodations


Call for Workshop Proposals

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