Multicultural Student Organizations
Multicultural Resource Guide
The Office of Student Leadership and Campus Programs has compiled a guide to Boston businesses and organizations that cater to the city's culturally and ethnically diverse community.
Contact: Jamie Boussicot, Director of Multicultural Programs
Due in large part to students' strong endorsement for additional diversity space, resources and services, Wheelock opened a Multicultural Center located in the garden level of the classroom building. Throughout the year, the Center hosts facilitated conversations and programs that explore complex topics, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. Contact Jaimie Boussicot
Black Student Union (BSU)
BSU fosters a cohesive sense of community among students of the African Diaspora. The goal is to stimulate intellectual, political, social and cultural awareness among all students. This group also serves as a resource for other clubs, social organizations, and the community. Through enriching weekly meetings, community service, and events it is the goal to create leaders. BSU has sponsored poetry nights, speakers, festivals, workshops, culture nights, talent shows, movies, and lectures.
La Herencia Latina (LHL)
LHL's mission is to develop an environment that supports its members socially and academically. This club embraces Latino heritage and history and integrates it in the Wheelock campus life. The ultimate goal is to create a campus environment that understands, respects, and legitimizes the Latino Culture. This organization will sponsor a mentor program, documentary showings, speakers, and collaborative events in the Boston community.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
The goal of GSA is to welcome all students and to create a safe community for LGBTQ students and allies. The GSA also seeks to be an agent for campus education and change. GSA sponsors events such as: World AIDS Day, a safe space sticker drive, the day of silence, a diversity tag, lectures and performances.
The main purpose of Whee-Speak Culture is to provide support to African, Latino, Asian, and Native American students on campus as well as acting as a channel between students to enrich their cultural understanding. The group's goal is to educate the student body about culture and diversity, both on and off campus. The club holds many events each semester. Last year they offered Chinese dancers, a Caribbean dance jam, a Native American Pow Wow, a musical benefit for Haiti, a beauty shop for different cultures, lectures, plays, performances, and an AIDS awareness events. It also holds a fundraiser each month and donates the money to a charitable organization in the Boston Community.