Organizations & Committees


College Committees

Campus Life and Community Standards

The Campus Life and Community Standards (CLCS) Committee formulates and recommends policy related to the nature and quality of life on campus, represents the faculty and the student body in hearings concerning the Honor Code and appeals concerning the non-academic student conduct system, and provides faculty consultation to the Athletics Department.

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Council on Diversity and Equity

The principal functions of the Committee on Diversity and Equity (CODE) are to review and evaluate progress on improving diversity (on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and membership in other under-represented groups) of all Allegheny College constituencies (administration, faculty, staff, and students); to advance and increase awareness of issues of diversity and equity at Allegheny; to facilitate communication and discussion among members of the campus community on issues of diversity and equity; to make policy recommendations to the Provost of the College, Faculty Council, and the Board of Trustees.

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Diversity Alliance

The Alliance is comprised of the leadership of a variety of offices whose missions provide programming that pertains to diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Offices that are currently members of the Alliance include: The Office of International Education, The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, The IDEAS Center, Title IX and the Office for Diversity & Inclusion. They meet regularly and partner to coordinate and communicate the efforts of their offices.

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Study Away and Campus Internationalization Committee

The Study Away and Campus Internationalization Committee is responsible for coordinating international educational opportunities and initiatives, including overseeing international aspects of the curriculum, evaluating and approving study away programs, and administering resources related to study away and campus internationalization.

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Study Away and Campus Internationalization Committee

Employee Affinity Groups

Colleagues of Color

Colleagues of Color (CoC) is a group of Allegheny employees identifying as people of color.

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Pride Alliance

Pride Alliance (PA) is a group of Allegheny employees identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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First Generation Employees

First Generation Employees is a group of Allegheny employees identifying as the first in their family to graduate from college. The group provides a supportive network and role models to first generation students.

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Student Organizations

African Students Association (ASA)

The African Students Association is a group that brings together students from all over the world to focus on a common interest. The group brings culture and food that are indigenous of the African continent while promoting inclusiveness, and healthy discussions on the news and issues of the continent.

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Association for the Advancement of Black Culture (ABC)

ABC is a group dedicated to the advancement of Black Culture on this campus, including both the struggles and the accomplishments. We provide spaces where every member of the community can learn and grow in the academic setting and community building environment. We strive to include fun and educational activities throughout the year that are related to Black culture.

Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness (A5)

The purpose of the Association for Asian and Asian American Awareness (A5) is to enrich the cultural and ethnic diversity at Allegheny by promoting awareness of Asian cultures. We address the needs of Asian and Asian American students by acting as a liaison between these students and the college community. A5 appreciates the tradition, honor, beauty and wisdom of all Asian cultures, for the benefit of Asian descent and non-Asian descent students alike in an effort to educate and dispel stereotypes.

Association of Caribbean Students (ACS)

The Association of Caribbean Students (ACS) will strive to raise awareness of the rich and diverse cultures of the Caribbean through educational and recreational activities. ACS will be a support group for those of the Caribbean heritage. The ACS will also ensure that our members have a good understanding of the cultural background of the West Indies.

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic engages in the holistic development of Black women, Black Girl Magic connects its ideals to support, grow, and bond together through four principal tenets: Civic, Academic, Personal, and Social (CAPS). CAPS helps maintain focus and overall objectives set by Black Girl Magic each semester. Each tenet addresses an area of growth and development intentionally chosen to aid in the holistic development.

Brother to Brother (B2B)

The purpose of Brother to Brother is to provide a networking and communal space where staff and faculty members come together to support Black or African-American, Latino, Asian and Native American males (regardless of economic background, religious affiliation, ideological perspective, or sexual orientation) studying at Allegheny. During the year, students who attend B2B are connected with staff and faculty members invested in strengthening their social and academic resources.

Chinese American Friendship Society (CAFS)

To promote Chinese culture on activities through hosting events and activities, and also serve as a community center for new Allegheny students from China. The group also will help connect Chinese students on campus with students studying the Chinese language and Chinese culture to help them in their studies, and to also promote exchange of ideas and culture between Chinese and American students.

First Generation and/or Low-Income (FiGLI)

To connect and serve as a social platform for first-generation college students and/or low-income students. It shall serve as a catalyst for bringing together these students in need of support and allow for communication for those of similar life experiences and create a comfortable environment for them to share these experiences. The club will focus on purposeful conversation to build and strengthen relationships, to provide support through the transition into college and with financial and other resources for students, and to facilitate activities for students that may have otherwise been financially restrictive.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The goal of Gender and Sexuality Alliance is to create a safe, supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer students, (LGBTQ+) and allies. Our mission is to involve and educate the members of Allegheny College on LGBTQ+ issues and promote understanding and tolerance for diversity through activism. It is our intention to build a sense of community for diversity through activism. It is our intention to build a sense of community for LGBTQ+ students.


Hillel is a student-led organization that supports and encourages the exploration of Jewish life and culture through religious, educational, and social programs. Students in Hillel work to provide a community that helps Jewish students celebrate, learn, and explore Jewish heritage.

International Club

To foster a sense of community among all Allegheny students through learning about, teaching and hosting events which build a greater international consciousness on our campus.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

To strengthen and serve proactively the brotherhood, as a supportive resource that positively impacts the Fraternity’s growth and financial history. Reaffirm and maintain a strong commitment to brotherhood, scholarship and service. Ensure that the Fraternity programs are focused and committed to service humanity. Create an environment that respects the dignity and worth of each brother. Exhibit integrity and ethical behavior in conducting the Fraternity’s business, serving as a model for all Greek-letter organizations. Maintain and improve the Fraternity’s technological literacy, in order to better service its members and the community at large. Foster and nurture our constitutional bond with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Encourage a closer and mutually beneficial working relationship with fellow Greek-letter organizations, other community service organizations, businesses, and government. Select leaders who are committed and have demonstrated their ability to lead.

Project Nur

Project Nur is a student-led initiative advocating for social justice by empowering responsible leaders to cultivate an environment of acceptance and mutual respect between Muslims and other communities.

Sister Circle

Sister Circle supports and mentors underrepresented women at Allegheny College. Faculty, staff, and community members work together to help students find the academic, professional, and social resources necessary to be successful at Allegheny and beyond.

South Asian Club

The South Asian Club will strive to promote Indian, Pakistani, and other South Asian culture and heritage at Allegheny College. The main focus is to carry on a strong tradition of spreading South Asian awareness and traditions. This is accomplished through social and cultural activities. It will help unite South Asian students at Allegheny and act as a gateway to connect the South Asian and Allegheny community.

Sustained Dialogues

Sustained Dialogues is part of a nationwide network of schools to promote diversity on campus by facilitating meaningful conversations across lines of difference. Through regular meetings throughout the semester, students create an engaging community, discuss topics of difference and justice in a productive and supportive way.

Union Latinx (UL)

The purpose of Union Latinx (UL) is to increase intellectual, cultural and social interaction between Latino students and the rest of the Allegheny community in order to promote the identity, unity and development of the Latino students and its culture at Allegheny College as well as to actively work to recruit and retain Latino students at Allegheny Colleg