Affinity Discussion Groups

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Multicultural Student Affairs seeks to create community for less visible identities and experiences within the greater Northwestern community through community discussion groups. These groups explore and celebrate the intersectionality of their identities and experiences and how they contribute to society. All community groups are facilitated by Northwestern students.

Learn more about Affinity Discussion Groups.

Below is a list of all our community discussion groups:

  • StAG (Student Athlete and Greek Alliance)
  • Latinx (gender open Latino group)
  • Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPOC)
  • None of the Above (NEW!)

American Indian Day

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There are several states that recognize American Indian Day. Since 1919, the state of Illinois has recognized American Indian Day as the fourth Friday in September. 

September 22, 2017

Click here for more information about this year's events

Black House Homecoming Reception

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Every year for Homecoming, MSA opens the Black House to welcome home our alumni. Come enjoy food, laughter, old friends, and great memories over refreshments and music.

Heritage Month Celebrations

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Each year, MSA celebrates nationally recognized heritage months. MSA sponsors a large kickoff event for each heritage month, and coordinates a calendar of student group and University programming.

Learn more about MSA Heritage Month Celebrations.

I Am Northwestern

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I Am Northwestern is an MSA program designed to teach students to express stories about their past (histories, families, struggles), present (state of being) and future (aspirations) as it relates to their individual identities. By working on producing these stories in small story circles, we will gain a greater appreciation for the lived experiences of our peers. I am Northwestern is the collective body of these individual stories that challenges and disrupts the assumptions about what a Northwestern student is and tells a fuller story of our Northwestern community.

MSA will launch two pilot groups in the fall of 2015. 

Each group will meet for two hours over four consecutive weeks.

  • Group 1 will meet on Tuesdays [Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3]
  • Group 2 will meet on Wednesdays [Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18]
  • All meetings will take place from 6:00PM-8:00PM
  • Food will be provided at all session

Click here to learn more about I Am Northwestern and to sign up

MSA Senior Congratulatories

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MSA Senior Congratulatories are our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of our MSA community graduates. While the event has a special emphasis on our undergraduates, participation is open to any and all NU graduates who might want to participate. Below is a list of existing congratulatory celebrations

Lavendar Graduation, June 7, 2018 @ 4:30 PM

The Joy: NU's Black Congratulatory, June 21, 2018 @ 1:00pm

Latinx Congratulatory, June 21, 2018 @ 6:30pm