Student Leadership and Development Opportunities
I.M.P.A.C.T. Colby is a daylong learning opportunity for students. The opportunity is a facilitated experience that focuses on multicultural leadership development, infuses social justice principles, and encourages ally-ship and community building. Organizations must have had at least a representative present to receive funding from the Pugh Center for the academic year. Organizations that are represented are also eligible for collaboration grants.
Women of Color Alliance (WOCA) is an initiative of the Pugh Center. This group works together to explore issues, provide support, and advocate for inclusion in policy and procedure that affect women of color at Colby College. They hold regular meetings and retreats throughout the year.
The Pugh Community Board (PCB) is a student-run programming organization at Colby College. PCB programs in hopes of cultivating an increasingly aware, celebratory and multicultural campus in which society and education are one.
The Pugh Center serves as a dynamic space for dialogue, gathering, programming, and exploration of materials and resources. The Center provides a common area that can be reserved, literary and media holdings that can be borrowed, and office space for several student organizations and clubs:
Amnesty International – Strives to increase awareness of human-rights struggles around the world.
Asian-American Student Association – Supports the issues and concerns of Asian cultures represented in the student body.
Colby International Club – Heightens global awareness through myriad activities that include discussions and dinners. A highlight is the International Extravaganza, an annual spring-semester event full of song, dance, fashion, and food.
Colby Muslim Group – Offers supportive activities and a place for daily prayers and also maintains a mosque in another area of the campus for traditional services.
Four Winds – Provides opportunities to explore and experience various aspects of native American cultures.
Gentlemen of Quality – Their mission is to provide a male discussion group of current issues on campus, both socially and academically; where men of all races listen and support each other.
Hillel – A nationally affiliated Jewish organization for college students that sponsors both social activities and religious services in their club space in the Pugh Center, which includes a kosher kitchen.
Men of Color Alliance (MOCA) is a student group that hosts encourages support and advocacy of men of color.
Newman Council – The Catholic student organization on campus, this club conducts religious services, maintains a religious library, sponsors speakers, raises funds on behalf of local charitable projects, and provides individual spiritual counseling.
Student Government Association (SGA) – Stu-A is the executive branch of Colby’s all-campus government. Working closely with the all-campus President’s Council and the four Common councils. Stu-A serves as the funding and supervisory board for many clubs and student organizations of the College. In addition, Stu-A serves as a communication link among students, faculty, administrators, and trustees.
Student Organization for Black and Hispanic Unity – (SOBHU) – Promotes intra-group relationships and is committed to increasing student awareness of African-American and Hispanic/Latino culture through lectures, speakers, and informative events.
Students Toward Equality and Peace (STEP) – A student organization that works towards equality and peace.
The Bridge – Works to allow people to live with honesty and dignity and to celebrate being a member of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual (LGBTQI) community. The group sponsors various social and political events such as movies, lectures, workshops, trips, and the annual Colby College Pride Week.
The Feminist Alliance – Feminist/Womanist organization working to connect women at Colby College with each other and with necessary resources to address issues regarding oppression and empowerment for all women.