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Human Rights Initiatives

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a grassroots activist organization committed to shining a light on human rights offenses around the world.  This international group exposes human rights abuses, educates and movilizes the public, and helps create a safer, more just world.  

CC Democrats

The Colorado College Democrats are committed to spreading political awareness and liberal ideologies to the students of Colorado College with the goal of encouraging students to be politically engaged and active in the democratic process.

Peace Jam

Peace Jam aims to create young leaders committed to positive change in the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates.  

Refugee Assistance Program

The Refugee Assistance Progam helps refugee families from around the world adjust to life in Colorado Springs.  We provide families with language assistance, help their children with their homework and play games with them.  


Rotaract is a branch of Rotary International formed for the purpose of networking college age students.  Rotaract connects students with professionals, performs fundraisers and service projects on a national, international and community level.  

Roosevelt Institute

Roosevelt Institute is a student-run policy organization.  They are a chapter of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.  Students conduct research and write policy regarding public issues.  

Young Republicans 

The Young Republicans strives to foster an understanding of the principles of conservatism on the Colorado College campus. 


PeaceJam hosts a screening of The Cove 

Weekly Amnesty International letter writing campaign

Students choose a handmade bowl at the 2013 Empty Bowls 

2012 "CC for Obama" tanks organized by CC Dems


The Human Rights track supports student-run organizations that seek to promote human rights locally, regionally, and globally.  These organizations address varied topics in prevention of human trafficking, refugee assistance, civic engagement, and microfinance.  All organizations in the Human Rights track participate in regular programming in the areas of international human rights, and human rights theory and practice.

To speak to a CCE staff member about human rights engagement opportunities, please contact us at 719-389-6846 or