Fall into Dialogue with Dialogue Groups

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The Office of Intercultural Affairs hosts a number of identity-conscious groups that are facilitated by current Stonehill College students. Each group meets at various times throughout the year and organizes meetings to discuss numerous topics.

GenOne: Navigation for the First-Generation College Student

GenOne is a peer-led support group for students who are the first in their families to enroll and attend college (however you wish to define it). Students often discuss issues of college-going experiences, how to find support at Stonehill, and how to succeed in college when your parents/ guardians have not attended college.

InterAct

InterAct is a peer-led group for students who were born outside of the U.S. or have spent a significant part of their developmental years outside of the U.S. culture. Students discuss issues of adjusting to life in the United States, receive support in navigating culture and social norms at Stonehill, and share their unique perspectives.

LGBTQ Self-Identified Group

The LGBTQ Self-Identified Group is a peer-led group for any students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning. Unlike a gay/strait alliance (GSA), this group is intended for students who self-identify as LGBTQ to get together, discuss their experiences here at Stonehill, and find a network of support and solidarity.

Men of Service, Academic, Integrity and Character (M.O.S.A.I.C.)

M.O.S.A.I.C. is a peer-led discussion group for men who self-identify as coming from African, Latino, Asian, Native American, multiracial backgrounds. Students discuss issues of gender, experiences at Stonehill, relationships, brotherhood, solidarity, and activism in their bi-weekly meetings.

Radiant, Inspirational Sisters Empowered (R.I.S.E.)

R.I.S.E. is a peer-led discussion group for women who self-identify as coming from African, Latino, Asian, Native American, multiracial backgrounds. Students discuss issues of gender, experiences at Stonehill, relationships, sisterhood, solidarity, and activism in their bi-weekly meetings.

Whites Becoming Allies

Whites Becoming Allies is a group of students from White/European heritage backgrounds who come together to discuss issues of diversity and partner in the work of building a more just and equitable society. Many of the students involved hold leadership positions in clubs and organizations and find a safe space to ask questions, discuss current events, explore new perspectives, and discover how to act in solidarity with others.


If you wish to join a dialogue group, you may register for them via MyHill. Simply take the following steps:

  1. Logon to your myHill page. Select the myCampus tab
  2. In the Stonehill Campus Clubs, Committees & Organizations channel, click Register to Join Campus Clubs, Committees & Organizations.
  3. Select the appropriate dialogue group from the drop-down list. Click the Continue button.
    1. NOTE: Dialogue groups will be listed among the other registered student organizations on campus).
  4. Click the Register for this Activity button to join. (If you selected the wrong activity, click the Wrong Activity – Start Again button.)
  5. You’re done!

More detailed instructions for registering for activities is listed here. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact diversity@stonehill.edu or visit the Office of Intercultural Affairs in Duffy 149.

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