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Student Engagement and Belonging

Student Engagement and Belonging promotes student engagement and cultural intelligence by fostering fellowship, academics, and social engagement through student-led and staff-supported programs that provide opportunities for students to develop their social identities and spaces for students to gather and discuss issues of power, privilege, oppression, and social engagement.

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Raíces Unidas

Raíces Unidas is a student-run program that aims to provide a safe and judgment-free space for Westminster’s Latinx, Xhicanx, and Hispanic community. The program’s priority is to create a group where you can talk about your identities and your roots in a space built with comfort and support.

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Queer Compass

Queer Compass is a student-led, administration-supported initiative serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual/ally+ (LGBTQIA+) population on Westminster's campus. Queer Compass aims to foster community, visibility, and openness with Westminster students through social events.

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The Asian American and Pacific Islander Life (AAPI Life) program at Westminster grew out of a desire to break down stereotypes and open a space for members to share and discuss Asian American and Pacific Islander identity. AAPI Life explores diversity of the wide diaspora of Asian American and Pacific Islander and fosters a judgment-free space for students.

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Black Excellence

Black Excellence is a student-led, administratively supported initiative through Student Engagement and Belonging. Black Excellence serves our black, student population on Westminster's campus and offers events open to all of Westminster's campus.

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Interfaith and Spirituality

Lead or participate in interfaith programs that ignite spiritual growth, foster connections with people across backgrounds and beliefs, and promote positive change in the world.

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Disability Justice

Disability Justice is a student-led, administratively supported program that leads the conversation on disability advocacy and education. From panels, week-long events, to movie nights, Disability Justice is more than creating space, they are about changing the policies and system to thrive and succeed while at Westminster.

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Student Resources

From scholarships and restrooms, to bias reporting and undocumented student resources, Student Engagement and Belonging keeps you informed and prepared.

To me, [being a human] means being aware of social issues, standing up and being an advocate, not just an ally.

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Janet Reyes

Janet Reyes

Associate Director, Student Engagement and Belonging