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Carleton College Archives: History of BIPOC Student Organizations at Carleton


Interracial Interest Group 

Interracial Students Organization (I.R.S.O)        1992 - 1997 

Phase II                                                                  ~2006 

Mixed                                                                      ~2014 - 2017

SWIRL (Students with Interracial Legacies)       2018 - 2019

Mixed                                                                      2021 - Present 

Multiple organizations for students of mixed or multiethnic backgrounds have existed in Carleton's history. Each organization appears to have been active only for a few years and none left a large archival record of their activities. Presently Mixed provides space and support to students of multiethnic, multiracial, or multicultural backgrounds. 



April 10, 1992. page 2. Senate tables Bonner vote. 

May 5, 2006. front. Lisa See speaks about ethnic identity at convo. 

October 5, 2018. page 3. New student group SWIRL provides welcoming space for interracial Carls. 


Office of Multicultural Affairs - Student Organizations - Interracial Interest Group

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