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Social Justice Programs

Affirm Your Identity

Mount Ida College values the differences all community members bring to the college. Learn how we can provide support for you as you explore and learn about all of our cultures.

Welcome to our community where students, faculty and staff come from all walks of life, striving to make the Mount Ida experience one of enrichment and empowerment for all. We believe we can learn a lot from one another and encourage you to engage in our thoughtful exchange of ideas.

Social Justice Programs welcome the involvement and participation of all students, regardless of your identities and background. There are many exciting and meaningful opportunities for you to get involved at Mount Ida. Explore the various student organizations, volunteer opportunities, and programs that Mount Ida has to offer.

Programs

  • The Mix: A peer mentor program bringing together new, incoming students with eligible upperclassmen. Through ongoing training and supervision, upperclassmen mentors guide and support underclassmen as they transition into college.
  • Lunch & Learn Program: Have you watched the news or read an online post about a recent topic and feel like you need to talk about how it impacts you? Want to know what other people on campus think about current topics?  Drop into a Lunch & Learn program to engage in an hour-long open discussion on topics that impact people around campus.

Services

  • Advising, Advocating and Achieving: Intercultural Programs also serves as an advocate and facilitator for students who may be under-represented. Learn how to advocate for yourself or a student group you would like to advocate and represent on campus.
  • SafeSpace: Safe Space Ally Training aims to equip you with the tools for creating Safe Spaces and welcoming environments for LGBTQ students on campus. You will have the opportunity to confront the idea of privilege, learn about the LGBTQ community, interact with students who identify as LGBTQ, and obtain the tools to develop plans for making a difference in your departments and within student interactions.

Events

  • Identity & Heritage Programming and Intercultural Awareness: Through multiple opportunities throughout the year students can attend speaker series, films and other community events designed to engage and educate on social justice.  In addition we also  celebrate the cultures that make up our community, through identity and heritage month programs.
  • Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: In remembrance of the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mount Ida College offers a week of programs that honor his memory as well as recognizing the ongoing work to be done  achieve ‘the beloved country.’  You are invited to participate and share how you honor his memory through your own work towards justice and equity.

To learn more, visit Social Justice Programs in the Mustang Involvement Center, Campus Center 2nd Floor or call at (617) 928-4554.