Multicultural Affairs


Colby is committed to diversity. Our goal is to ensure that all students are successful at Colby College and beyond. In addition to the many opportunities available to students, we also offer unique access and support programs and campus-wide committees designed to encourage student success (recruitment, retention, graduation).

The Posse Program


The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and selects student leaders from public high schools to form multicultural teams called “Posses.” Posses are groups of 10 to 12 students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds who support each other and ensure that each member succeeds and graduates from college. Posses also work to increase interaction among diverse campus groups. Please contact Dr. Joe Atkins, Assistant Dean of Students at 207.859.4253 in the Dean of Students Office.

 The Ralph Bunche Scholarsralph

The scholarship program was started at Colby in 1979 to honor the memory of Nobel prize-winning diplomat, civil rights activist and friend of the college Ralph J. Bunche. Scholars are chosen because of demonstrated academic achievement and community involvement. Each scholar is recognized through various efforts throughout the year, earns a learning stipend, and has access to resources to fund further learning and engagement in the area of peace, international studies, and social justice.
Please contact Dr. Tashia Bradley, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Pugh Center at 207.859.4250 in the Dean of Students Office.

The Colby Achievement Program in the Sciencescaps

CAPS is a summer program for students from diverse backgrounds. This program invites participants to engage in on-campus research during the summer and prepares them for their success at Colby College. This program is located in the Sciences department. Please contact the HHMI Program Coordinator, Christy Lepkowski Johnson at 207.859.5737.

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