Affinity Groups bring together students who share a piece of their identity such as race, gender, age, religion, disability and/or sexual orientation. It is intended to create a safe space for students who are often marginalized to gather, share their experiences, and build relationships.

We currently offer 7 different Affinity Groups, one for our Black Students, one for Indigenous Students, one for International Students, one for Mature Students, one for Racialized Students and Students of Colour, one for our Students with Visible and Invisible Disabilities, and one for our 2SLGBTQ+ students. Every two to three weeks our student staff lead meetings and organize interactive activities that provide residence students an opportunity to connect and share a common aspect of their identity.

You can talk to your Residence Fellow or visit our Instagram (@carletonresidence) to learn more about Affinity Groups and when they are happening!