Colby Feminist Alliance
The Feminist Alliance is a student-run organization dedicated to educating Colby students about issues confronting women within both the college setting and society. The group holds weekly meetings during which topics such as domestic violence, body image, pornography, and current legal issues affecting women are discussed. The feminist alliance helped organize 2011’s incredibly successful Take Back the Night event and is currently very hard at work on their Take Back the Body campaign.
The Bridge is a student-run organization that serves the lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and straight allies of Colby College, providing a forum to discuss the concerns and needs of the members. It benefits the Colby and Waterville/Central Maine Communities by promoting an understanding concerning homosexuality. The Bridge enhances those aspects of Colby College which acknowledge the honesty and dignity of the individual, and shall stand for a person’s freedom to live safely and comfortably on the campus while being treated respectfully regardless of sexual orientation.
Project Ally is a program based closely on Project Safe Zone, which is a project used by many schools, organizations, and communities. The program promotes awareness and non-judgmental treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning people by providing education and training. After training, participants are given a sticker, presumably for their office or room door, and a button with which they may show their support.
SOAR is a student-run organization that has the purpose of exploring issues of race and racism at Colby and the outside world. When it was created, the group’s primary goal was to combat racism on college campuses by developing a variety of educational strategies which would encourage faculty, students, administrators and staff, to actively address the insidious nature of racism and initiate changes to reduce the effects of prejudice and bigotry.