Diversity and equity organizations represent disadvantaged social identities like race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, nationality, and ability.
ADAPT: Abled and Differently Abled People Together
The ADAPT organization advocates for people on campus with disabilities by holding events and partnering with other groups both on and off campus to support the community of people with disabilities. The organization’s largest event is the Special Olympics basketball game, which will hopefully become an annual activity.
Black Student Union (BSU)
BSU provides leadership opportunities for its members, sponsors activities that furnish social and academic enrichment for black students, and works to strengthen the image of black students in the Carthage community. BSU aims to build respect and tolerance between all races, and foster a unified bond between all students. The group is open to all interested students.
Carthage Allies is a group of LGBT supporters working to bring awareness and diversity to the Carthage campus. The group hosts a week of events leading up to the Day of Silence in the Spring, and holds various other programs throughout the year.
International Friendship Society (IFS)
The International Friendship Society is a group of students on campus that come together to bring awareness to the Carthage community about other cultures, including food, music, dance and more. IFS also organizes the Annual International Dinner, which raises money for an elected non-profit organization.
Founded in 1999, Latinos Unidos aims to educate club members about Hispanic culture: historical events, lifestyles, traditions, religions, and customs. The group discusses current events that affect Hispanics, promotes the Hispanic culture at Carthage and in the surrounding community, and provides a support system for club members. Latinos Unidos encourages members to perform voluntary community service to increase Hispanic families’ awareness of programs at Carthage, while increasing the value that these families place on education. The group strives to motivate and develop the self-esteem of its members through their involvement in the organization’s activities and to advocate for the advancement of Hispanics in the United States.
Students Against Sexism in Society (S.A.S.S.)
S.A.S.S. is created to discuss and support gender equality. It seeks to educate the community about the principles of feminism through entertaining activities.
United Women of Color (UWC)
United Women of Color provides leadership opportunities, hosts activities to enrich its members socially and academically, strengthens the image of minority women in the Carthage community, and works to build respect and tolerance between all students. Membership is open to all students.
The 10% Society is a confidential group of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, faculty and staff who gather regularly to share experiences and to provide support for each other in a safe and open context. Contact one of the faculty advisors listed here for information on meeting times and places. This is a closed group. Members need to identify as part of LGBT communities.
Asian Pacific American Coalition of Carthage (APACC)
APACC is all about promoting, celebrating, and educating the Carthage and greater Kenosha communities about Asian and Pacific Islander culture. Our meetings include activities, presentations, and events with an aim to help people learn more about culture in the Asian continent and feel more comfortable with different ways of life and perspectives.
Pagan Forum seeks to give those interested or involved in any Pagan faith a safe and comfortable location to discuss their practices, experiences, and questions. We also hope to welcome other, non-Pagan members to help inform and educate those who are curious or otherwise interested in Pagan faiths. We aim to clear up misconceptions regarding those who practice Paganism and help spread knowledge and awareness about these religions.
Jewish Awareness Association
Jewish Awareness Association is intended for more than people with Jewish backgrounds. It is open to everyone who wishes to learn about a religion and culture that has had a tremendous impact on the world. We discuss Jewish history, culture, tradition, values, religion, and current events. One of the goals of this organization is to dispel current myths about Judaism through exploration of stereotypes, prejudices and bias, and through comparisons with other established religions.