Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

Global Liberal Arts Alliance

Civic Engagement Institute - Photos

Memorable moments at the GLAA Civic Engagement Institute hosted at Kalamazoo on October 23-25, 2016

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Group shot on the last day

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2016 GLCA SoCLC Presentation Submission Survey

Presentation Submission Information

We are seeking workshop presenters for the 2016 GLCA SOCLC conference! Please see the suggested topics based on our conference keywords below. The presentation does not need to be identical to the listed topics, yet some relatability to the conference title, description & suggested topics is desired.




Being “Natural”


Respecting different kinds of activism

Intersectional activism



Holistic Health

Stigma of counseling/therapy


Workshops will be held Saturday, November 5th. Please complete and submit your proposal here. If you have any questions, please contact The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs department via email at

Students Color Leadership Conference 2016



2016 GLCA Students of Color Leadership Conference


Stand Tall and Wear Your Crown

November 4-6th
The College of Wooster


The intersectionality of identities for students of color at Historically White Institutions (HWI) can be complex, yet rewarding. The ability to connect with various cultures, individuals and communities allow students the opportunity to build relationships that foster academic success while maintaining a carefree sense of self. Yet many times the stress of balancing collegiate life, relationships and the demands of society lead to the neglect of self-care and wellness. The goal of this conference is to unite students with the idea of self-love, awareness and pride, while actively caring for their community.


To register, email Charla White with your name, email address, institution, dietary and physical restrictions and approximate arrival time.

To arange for lodging, click here.

Additional questions, please contact:


Shadra D. Smith

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Assistant Dean of Students

Director of Multicultural Student Affairs

Center for Diversity & Inclusion




Students Express Thanks to GLCA in Unique Way

Endeavour South Africa - Exploring narratives of peace and conflict in S. Africa - from the U.S. (Hope College), Lebanon (The American University of Beriut), and Slovakia (BISLA - Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts).

Students from the Peace Studies Course attending the South Africa trip have explored peace and conflict in South Africa.  Upon completing the course and posting their final essays to the blog, they send their thanks and appreciation to GLCA for making it possible.

Click here to see their powerful messages on their experience in South Africa.



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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

The Great Lakes Colleges Association
535 West William. Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

+1.734.661.2350 (voice)
+1.734.661.2349 (fax)