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CBS Affinity Groups

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CBS Affinity Spaces bring CBS students with shared identities together to share experiences as CBS students. Currently CBS offers five affinity spaces for our undergraduate students. Between gatherings, students are encouraged to utilize the Google Group to engage with other members of the affinity group. All approved members have access to send messages to the group and are encouraged to do so! This email group will also be used by staff to send updates regarding the affinity group and other topic-related opportunities.

BIPOC Affinity Group 

This group is open to all CBS students who identify as black students, indigenous students, and students of color. To receive updates, regarding the affinity group and other opportunities for students of color and indigenous students in CBS, please join our email list at z.umn.edu/CBSBIPOCAffinity. For any questions, email Terra Brister at brist098@umn.edu.

In Fall 2021, this group will meet September 22, October 27, and November 24 |  4-5 p.m. | in-person | Location TBD

LGBTQ+ Student Affinity Group 

This group is open to all CBS students who identify as LGBTQ+. To receive updates, regarding the Affinity Group and other opportunities for LGBTQ+ identifying students in CBS, please join our email list at z.umn.edu/CBSLGBTAffinity. For any questions, email Veronika Peprocka at papro014@umn.edu.

First meeting this fall will be on Tuesday, September 21 in 3-104N MCB from 2-3 p.m. Here we will plan our future meeings!

Wellness Community

This group is open to all CBS students who are interested in participating in conversations related to mental health, stress management, and wellness within the CBS community. To receive updates, regarding the Affinity Group and other opportunities related to health and wellness, please join our email list at z.umn.edu/CBSWellnessCommunity. For any questions, email Zack Gill at zgill@umn.edu.

Fall 2021 meeting time TBA.

Whiteness Student Accountability Group 

This group is open to all white-identifying CBS undergraduate students who are committed to combating racism and white supremacy. To participate and receive updates regarding the Accountability Group please complete the interest form at z.umn.edu/CBSWhiteAccountability.

The group will utilize existing resources to examine oppression and the ways that whiteness, white supremacy, and racism show up in our lives and actions.  Our hope is that the group will be a brave space to reflect, learn, grow and most importantly, keep ourselves and CBS accountable through action.

For Fall 2021, this group will meet via Zoom from 4-5 p.m. CT every other Monday starting September 13th. 

Women in CBS Affinity Group

This group is open to all woman-identifying CBS students. To receive updates, regarding the affinity group and other opportunities for women in CBS, please join our email list at z.umn.edu/WomeninCBSAffinity. For any questions, email Aryn Lipnicki at alipnick@umn.edu.

Meetings occur in-person from 5-6pm in 102 Appleby Hall on the following dates: September 23, October 21, November 18, and December 9. Students are encouraged to attend as their schedule allows.