The Pugh Center staff offers a variety of trainings and learning opportunities relating to community building, unraveling racism, and LGBTQ ally-ship.  Interested persons can submit the request form for the following presentations:

  • The Colby United Project
  • Becoming an Ally
  • Cultural Competency Certification
  • Unraveling Racism: A Practical Guide
  • Speak Up Against Bigotry and Hate Series

The Pugh Center Lecture Series has featured internationally recognized scholars, academics, activists, and practitioners.  These presentations help to commemorate heritage, cultural, and awareness months, and MLK Day Commemoration. Some recent presentations include:

  • Helen Zia- Gangsters, Geeks, Geishas, and Gays: Do Asian Americans Matter?
  • Fran Wu- Yellow Like Me
  • bell hooks – Teaching Community
  • TJ Leyden – Turning Away From Hate: My Journey as a White Supremacist
  • Terrance Macmullan – The Habits of Whiteness
  • John Sims – Square Roots: A Quilted Manifesto
  • Victoria Maria MacDonald – A History of Latinos in Higher Education

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Pugh Center Graduating Student Recognition Ceremony

download (14)This event is a celebration of students of color, lgbtq students, and Pugh Center Leaders accomplishments and achievements. This event features a special presentation of graduating stoles to students and recognition of faculty and staff.




Learning Resources and Common Room Reservations

Pugh Center Common Room

This gathering space for the campus community is an open space that can be reserved for programming by students, faculty, and staff in the Colby community. To reserve this space one must submit a Pugh Center Event Registration Form.

Pugh Center Resource Library

The Pugh Center has many resources on diverse topics. To borrow DVDs, books, magazines please review our list of holdings and participate in our materials check out process. The campus community is welcome to borrow materials for 2-weeks. Please return items when due, or non-compliance may result in a fine or loss of borrowing privileges.