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Student Organizations

The following student organizations work hand-in-hand with The Butler Center to promote education and awareness. They initiate programming and events for individual groups as well as the greater campus community, in the pursuit of providing inclusive, welcoming places for all students.

All groups meet regularly during each Block with the exception of 4th week. For more information on these groups and meeting times, please contact our office.

Membership is open to all interested students regardless of cultural background.

Heads of State

Heads of State (HOS) is a block-ly gathering of the leaders of Butler Groups. The meetings provide an opportunity of the co-chairs and officers of the student organizations to develop leadership capacity, connect with faculty and staff on campus, and to collaborate with their peers. Heads of State assists student leaders to find the intersections between their organizational missions that will help the campus community, as a whole,  to fulfill/ support the mission of  The Butler Center.  Some key components of the new HOS leadership initiative include: an “Advising By Objectives” philosophy; personal and professional development activities; networking/partnership development with other colleges and universities; and incentivized leadership engagement (The Butler Center sponsored outings, retreats, conference attendance).

                            The Heads of State Leaders with Rosa Clemente at The Butler Center Awards Banquet - April 2015

The Heads of State Leaders with Rosa Clemente at The Butler Center Awards Banquet - April 2015

ASU

We strive to promote and preserve various Asian cultures at Colorado College while seeking to unify those of Asian descent and those in interested in Asian heritage regardless of background.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5pm in the Glass House Living Room.

LOUIE SHI, CO-CHAIR |  KOCHI NAKAJIMA, CO-CHAIR

Lilana Delman - Advisor

BSU

BSU is a safe space for Black students  to explore and advocate for their intersectional Black identities while simultaneously building community with each other and allies. We aim to foster a supportive and engaging environment by hosting both social and educational events with the hope of sparking campus-wide discourse on race and ethnicity.

Meetings: Wednesdays 7pm in the Glass House Living Room.

YSA TRUJILLO, CO-CHAIR | LAUREN WINBORNE, CO-CHAIR

Pearl Leonard-Rock - Advisor

Conversations on Whiteness

Conversations on Whiteness is an organization that aims to develop awareness that will generate active white allyship and join existing efforts to make CC a space of learning that is aware of and resistant to white supremacist ideology and practice. 

Meetings: Mondays at 7pm in the Interdisciplinary House

EVIVA KAHNE, CO-CHAIR | SOPHIA BROWN, CO-CHAIR

Paul M. Buckley - Advisor

Class Salon

The Class Salon is an organization that is devoted to opening conversations surrounding differences in socioeconomic status, impacting policies to better serve Colorado College students, as well as providing a safe space and community for all students affected by the class system.

Meetings:  Thursdays at 12pm Upstairs Worner.

TESS RUDD, CO-CHAIR | JORDAN ELLISON, CO-CHAIR

Pearl Leonard-Rock - Advisor

EQUAL

EQUAL is a confidential, safe space dedicated to discussion and building LGBTQIA+ community on campus. EQUAL is exclusively for queer and questioning individuals, and meets Wednesdays at 8PM in the Interdisciplinary House.

Meetings: Wednesdays at 8pm in the ID House.

JULES RANDOLPH, CO-CHAIR | ALI ESCALANTE, CO-CHAIR

Tre Wentling- Advisor

FemCo

The mission of FemCo is to engage members and the CC community in dialogue and action surrounding the liberation of all people from patriarchy while emphasizing lived experiences and intersecting identities. FemCo will expose the CC community to the intersectional characteristics of feminism through facilitation of discussion and events.

Meetings: Tuesdays at 7pm in the ID House

NIYAT OGBAZGHI, CO-CHAIR | ANNA REGAN, CO-CHAIR

Liliana Delman - Advisor

GlobeMed

GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. Hopefully that helps! We look forward to meeting you in person.

Meetings: Tuesdays at 7pm in McHugh Commons (4th block meetings will be in Bemis Great Hall)

MADELINE MURPHY, CO-CHAIR | CARLY MERRITT, CO-CHAIR

Pearl Leonard-Rock - Advisor

KASA

The Korean American Student Association exists for the promotion of Korean American values and the cohesiveness of that community at Colorado College.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd week Wednesday's 5pm in the Glass House Living Room.

 WILL PAK, CHAIR

Liliana Delman - Advisor

LD on the DL

LD on the DL is a safe, confidential space for those who experience learning disabilities at Colorado College. As a community, we aim to find a common ground for those with LD to foster friendships and provide support.

Meetings:  1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 5:15pm  in the ID house.

ROB BALLOCH, CO-CHAIR | MADELINE WILSON, CO-CHAIR 

Liliana Delman - Advisor

MAPS

Minority Association for Pre-Health Students explores issues concerning minority pre-health students and serves as a support system for involved students.

Meetings: 1st Thursdays 7pm Upstairs Worner

KATIE THOMPSON, CO-CHAIR  |  SARA WORSHAM, CO-CHAIR

Pearl Leonard-Rock - Advisor

MOSAIC

MOSAIC is a community of students committed to the awareness and celebration of multiculturalism and international experience and learning at Colorado College and the surrounding community.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday's of each block at 7pm in The Glasshouse Living Room

PIETRO GIACOMIN, CO-CHAIR  |  ROO SMITH, CO-CHAIR

Tre Wentling - Advisor

NASU

The Native American Student Union strives to support Native students in maintaining cultural elements while achieving a college education. NASU also seeks to educate a broader audience on Native cultures and issues while celebrating the diversity of our heritage.

Meetings: Thursdays at 12:15pm in the Southwest Studies House. 

 MATEO PARSONS, CO-CHAIR | BRANDO EDWARDS, CO-CHAIR

Liliana Delman - Advisor

Queer Community Coalition

Queer Community Coalition is an organization that creates intentional spaces for facilitating dialogue within the queer community and fostering discussion with CC at large.

Meetings: First three Tuesdays of the Block Upstairs Worner.

DEREKA THOMAS, CHAIR

Tre Wentling- Advisor

Quest Scholars Network (CC QSN)

The Colorado College Quest Scholars Network is a chapter of Quest Bridge, the national scholarship organization, that provides a supportive community for Quest Scholars, and other low-income students on campus. 

Meetings: 2nd Fridays at 6pm in the Loomis Lounge.

JESSI BLAKE, CO-CHAIR | QIU CHANG WU, CO-CHAIR

Pearl Leonard-Rock- Advisor

SASA

Students for the Awareness of South Asia SASA is an on-campus student organization conceived with the objective of representing the cultures of South Asian countries to the CC campus in particular and the Colorado Springs area in general. Our organization has brought the CC community closer to South Asia and its diaspora though academic, political, social, outreach and cultural initiatives.

Meetings: Wednesdays 5:30 pm-6:30 pm in Upstairs Worner.

URJA RISAL , CO-CHAIR | AABHUSAN KHADKA, CO-CHAIR

Lilana Delman - Advisor

SOMOS

(Spanish for “we are”) invites CC students, regardless of identity, that are dedicated to learning about current topics directly or indirectly affecting the Hispanic/Latin@ culture internationally, domestically, and even on campus. Our mission is to support the educational, cultural, political and social empowerment of Hispanics/Latin@s. We do this by providing an inclusive and respectful environment where students have the opportunity to unify through teaching and learning from each other.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm  in the Lennox House Living Room.

KARINA GRANDE, CO-CHAIR  |  ALEX RIVAS, CO-CHAIR

Pearl Leonard Rock - Advisor