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On-Campus Resources

Report Discrimination

Submit a Bias Incident Report

Carthage commits to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated. If you believe you have been subject to discrimination, there are people who can help.

Equity Scorecard

See the Equity Scorecard on the Institutional Research site

LGBTQ+ Resources

Carthage is committed to providing a safe and positive experience for LGBTQ+ students on campus, and offers a variety of resources. Learn how to change your preferred name in your email and Schoology, request housing accommodations, identify allies on campus, and more.  

See LGBTQ+ resources


Many Carthage faculty and staff are SafeZone-trained, meaning that they received specific training and are open to talking about and being supportive of LGBTQ+ individuals and identities. These Carthage faculty and staff often display SafeZone stickers on their office windows.

Learn more about SafeZone

Sexual Violence/Sexual Assault Resources

Carthage has many resources on campus for anyone who suspects that sexual violence has occurred, including Title IX resources, the Office of Public Safety and more.

See Resources for Sexual Assault Victims

Single-use Restrooms on Campus

Many residence halls on campus, as well as a few other campus buildings, have private bathroom facilities.

See a list of single-use restrooms on campus 

Title IX

Carthage is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from gender-based discrimination and sexual violence. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Learn more about Title IX

Transgender Student-Athlete Information

Transgender students who wish to participate in an athletic program at Carthage should familiarize themselves with the necessary paperwork for participation.

Transgender Student-Athlete Policy

Transgender Student-Athlete Form

Wiggan-Kenniebrew Mentoring Program

The Wiggan-Kenniebrew Mentoring Program provides mentor relationships and scholarships for multicultural students.

Sign up for the Mentoring Program

Student Organizations

Many Carthage student groups are devoted to issues of diversity and to providing support, advocacy, and education. Clubs include the Asian Pacific American Coalition of Carthage, Black Student Union, International Friendship Society, Jewish Awareness Association, LGBT Student Association, Mi Gente, Pagan Forum, Special Olympics Club, Students Against Sexism in Society, United Women of Color, and more.

See a list of student diversity groups


This glossary provides a foundation to engage in open and honest conversation and is a tool meant to build a common language of understanding.

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Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities

Carthage offers scholarships and aid opportunities for students from historically underrepresented groups:

Wiggan-Kenniebrew Funds

Carthage has two funds to support multicultural students, named in honor of the first male and female students of African-American descent to graduate from Carthage, Lorraine A. Wiggan ’46 and Alonzo H. Kenniebrew ’54. The Wiggan-Kenniebrew Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for multicultural students. The Wiggan-Kenniebrew Experiential Learning Fund provides support for multicultural students to participate in co-curricular experiential learning opportunities not funded through tuition (such as travel abroad, research, or conferences). 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Leadership (DEIL) Fellows Program Scholarships

Carthage awards 15 $2,500 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Leadership (DEIL) Fellows Program Scholarships to incoming students. These scholarships are renewable for four years. The DEIL Fellows program promotes diversity and student participation in campus life through volunteerism and academic excellence. Scholarship recipients will share their unique strengths and diverse perspectives through their involvement in on-campus activities, in the classroom and through their participation in community service.

Black Student Union Scholarship

Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded each year to members of the Black Student Union. Students are invited to apply for the scholarship by submitting an application by Dec. 3 each year. The scholarship was created by Carthage College trustee Alan Mills ’79 in honor of his friends Raymond Threlkeld ’79 and Cynthia Walker ’78 for their deep friendship and the leadership they exhibited as students while at Carthage and in their careers since graduation.

Off-Campus & Online Resources

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