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Students of Color Alliance

GSOCA aims to advocate for and support its members by:

  • Developing a social network where students of color can discuss and support one another around issues faced by people of color in academic and professional settings

    Click here to request access to our Facebook Group

  • Promoting professional development opportunities that build connections between students of color and professionals of color at Lewis & Clark and in the greater Portland community

  • Celebrating the contributions of people of color and increasing recognition of the challenges faced by historically underrepresented groups by organizing events on campus, such as speakers and workshops
  • Our meetings are held with an emphasis on collaborative problem solving and promotion of equity in the classroom and interactions with fellow students, staff and faculty. 

For all questions about GSOCA, please contact the Staff Advisor, Dr. Stella Kerl-McClain (

Meetings for the 2018-2019 year will be determined Fall 2018.