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Student Engagement

Our goal is to support students in taking ownership of the full richness of their identity in meaningful ways.

Social Justice Engagement Institute

The Social Justice Engagement Institute (SJEI) is a FREE three-day retreat for undergraduate students focused on the intersectionality of social identities. SJEI engages students in experiential learning to educate and empower them to think critically about social justice issues and have a positive impact on the College of the Holy Cross and the greater community. Participants will become actively engaged in raising awareness of social justice issues on campus and continue to stay engaged after graduation. SJEI is scheduled once a year in January.


Inspiring Growth. Nurturing Identity. Teaching Empowerment.

IGNITE is a 10 week workshop series focused on the experiences of women of color in the context of the United States. IGNITE was developed for undergraduate women of color to affirm, educate, and nurture the intersections of personal and social identities through intragroup dialogue.

Participants will be expected to engage in identity development through authentic relationship building and storytelling. As a culminating activity, participants will be empowered to share their personal narratives in an artistic forum.

Identity Based Student Groups

At the College of Holy Cross the multicultural student organizations – MSOs – are a foundation of identity for numerous self-identified groups. We encourage you to learn more about our current identity based students groups:

  • Asian Students in Action (ASIA)
  • Bishop Healy Multicultural Society
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Caribbean African Student Assemblage (CASA)
  • Developing & Educating South Asian Ideologies (DESI)
  • HCF1RST Scholars
  • International Student Union (ISU)
  • Latin American Students Organization (LASO) 
  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztl├ín (MEChA) de Holy Cross
  • Men's Involvement Coalition (MIC)
  • Pinoys of Worcester (POW)
  • Pride
  • Feminist Forum