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Carleton College Archives: History of BIPOC Student Organizations at Carleton

Multicultural Retreats

Kairos Retreat                                            1996 

Women of Color Leadership Retreat       1995 - 2007

Men's Retreat                                             ~1996 - 2009

Men and Women of Color Retreat            2012 

Posse Retreat                                             2002, 2005,  2017 

Since the late 1990s, there have been a number of retreats for students of color to gather and talk off campus. The Women of Color Leadership Retreat seems to have been the first, forming around 1995. During the same period, Karios and the Office of Multicultural Affairs held a retreat for students of all backgrounds to discuss issues of diversity and community. A Men's Retreat was formed in 1996 after the Women's Retreat, to support men of color. In 2012, a retreat for men and women of color was held. 

The scholarship group, Posse, has also held retreats for their students and student guests. These "PossePlus" retreats have been held in 2002, 2005, and 2017. 


April 5, 1996. page 2. Carleton Multicultural Office and Kairos organize retreat for discussion of diversity.

January 29, 1999. page 6. To All My Relations. 

April 12, 2002. page 3. Posse retreat addresses identity at Carleton. 

October 7, 2005. front.  Multicultural retreats offer unique opportunities. 

September 28, 2007. page 7. Women of Color Leadership Retreat. 

October 2, 2009. page 8. Men of Color retreat has great impact on many. 

September 28, 2012. page 3. Men and Women of Color Retreat: a week of sharing and listening. 

March 8, 2013. front. Women (and men, too) celebrate Women's History Month through Retreat remembrance. 

April 14, 2017. page 3. PossePlus Retreat explores division on campus, and around country.