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Affinity Spaces

One way students can get involved with Community & Belonging work is through affinity spaces that explore a variety of topics on race, socioeconomics, gender and religion. The following spaces organize school wide events, such as movie nights, special celebrations, workshops and School Meeting sessions that educate the student body and raise awareness about inequities in our society. Interested students who do not share an identity with these affinity spaces but want to show support are welcomed to attend as allies.

BSU (Black Student Union)

Advisors: Durelle Brown, Michael Dziura, Cheryl Feder

BSU is an affinity group for Black/African American students to openly discuss issues regarding culture, race and identity. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences and offer advice to each other.

 

ASA (Asian Student Alliance)

Advisor: Julie Chan

ASA is an affinity group for students of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent to openly discuss issues regarding culture, race and identity. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences, and offer advice to each other.

 

Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC)

Advisor: Wally Swanson

BASIC is an affinity group for Christian students and provides a space to discuss issues of faith, religion and culture. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories and offer advice to one another.

 

GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)

Advisors: Josh Bain and Sylvia Beato-Davis

GSA is an affinity group for students who identify as LGBTQIA+ and provides a space to discuss issues of gender, history, society and identity. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories and offer advice to one another.

 

JSA (Jewish Student Alliance)

Advisor: Dr. Anthony Kandel

This is a group for Jewish students and provides a space to discuss issues of religion, race, culture and identity. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences and offer advice to each other.

 

MAC (Muslim Affinity Committee)

Advisor: Lilian Gharios

This is a group for Muslim students and provides a space to discuss issues of religion, race, culture and identity. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences and offer advice to each other.

 

Neurodiversity Club

Advisor: Michael Dziura

This is a group for students to learn about issues relating to neurodivergent conditions and diagnoses, including but not limited to ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, and dyslexia, among others. This space supports the understanding that various neurological conditions stem from normal variations in the human genome, and helps students recognize and appreciate their neurodiversity as a similar identity category to ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or ability. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences and offer advice to each other.

 

Stone Society

Advisor: Meg Hutcheson

This is a group for young women and provides a space to discuss issues of gender, history, society, culture and identity. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences and offer advice to each other.

 

Young Men of Integrity

Advisor: Mike Mannix

This is a group for young men and provides a space to discuss issues of gender, history, society, culture and identity. The goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive community for students to share stories, bond over similar experiences and offer advice to each other.