At Goucher, we pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive campus. Our commitment to diversity, in all of its forms, is demonstrated by both our Community Principles and Diversity Statement. Our commitment is further highlighted by the work of the Diversity Standing Committee and Intercultural Programming that takes place throughout the year. These committees focus on the needs of our students, and promote understanding and awareness across the campus community. 

It is easy to find your niche on campus-we offer a wide array of clubs and organizations you can join. While we offer more than 60 active clubs and organizations, here is a sampling of a few for students interested in diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. 

Club Name Purpose Student Contact Advisor Contact
Arabic Club Plans events and activities to immerse club members in the Arabic culture. Activities include "Arabic Band", where club members learn and perform Arabic songs; "Kitchen Arabic", where members learn to cook Arabic food; guest speakers; film festivals; field trips; tutoring; and social gatherings at local Arabic cuisine locations. Ashley Begley Zahi Khamis
Bollywood Dance Club Offers an opportunity for students to explore Bollywood dance. Additionally, the club will showcase Indian culture through clothing, food, movies, and henna. Devon Tate & Julia Nguyen Jackie Andrews 
Capoeira The Goucher Capoeira Club seeks to be a training ground and haven for potential and already realized Capoeiristas. Capoeira is an ancient culture, older than we know. It originated in the Angola region of Africa with the Bantu people. When African people were taken as slaves, this culture traveled with them. In the context of slavery in Brazil, Capoeira evolved. It provided an outlet for resistance mentally, physically, culturally, and spiritually against the oppression of slavery. For Capoeira options in Baltimore, please visit www.baltimorecapoeira.org. Cydney Cohn Phaye Poliakoff-Chen
Feminist Collective (FemCo) Aims to raise awareness of topics/issues relevant to women, gender, sexual health, and reproductive justice. FemCo seeks to advance women's equality in all sectors of society and maintain both a local and global perspective, in doing so.  Natalie Dibo Jeanie Murphy
Goucher Asian Student Union Serves as an umbrella organization for students who identify as Asian American, East Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Islander, South Asian and Southeast Asian and warmly welcomes members of other cultures in an effort to promote alliance and understanding. Christina Kim Andrew Wu
Goucher Christian Fellowship A community of real people (messy, vulnerable, full of curiosity, fears, doubts and questions) pursuing relationships with each other and the real God though prayer, Bible Study, worship, retreats, service and fellowship. As God brings real change to our lives, we seek to participate in God's mission to transform and renew our campus, our city and the world. Natalie Guajardo Cynthia Terry
Goucher Hip Hop Team Auditions are held each semester to create a team of high energy, committed dancers to perform at basketball game half-times and various other events on and off campus. The choreography and direction are student organized by collaborating visions from the entire team. Jamifel Pacheco Christine Krieger
Goucher International Student Association (GISA) Raise cultural awareness and increase intercultural dialogue. Darleen Choto & Lensa Tesgera Karen Sykes
Hillel The Jewish student organization on campus, provides social, educational, religious, spiritual, and community service programming for Goucher students. Hillel's programs are open to all students, regardless of faith or background. Rachael Hollern & Marlee Goldshine  Josh Snyder
Hispanic Organization for Learning and Awareness (Hola) Provide a space for Hispanic students to explore their cultural and ethnic identities.  Jamifel Pacheco Fernando Gomes
PRIDE Pride is a student organization dedicated to providing support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered students, faculty, staff, and their allies. Eric Ascher Cynthia Terry
Salsa Club Offers salsa dance instruction to members of the Goucher community at three levels (beginner, advanced beginner, and intermediate/advanced). The club also hosts a salsa social each semester to bring together members of the Salsa Club, members of the Goucher community, and members of the Baltimore salsa community as a whole. Sabrina Silva Maite Gomis-Quinto
Sign Language Club Celebrates deaf culture and sign with films, sporting events, demonstrations, and other activities.  The group is focused on raising awareness of deaf culture and working to incorporate sign language into the Goucher educational experience. Ashley Pearman Marc Roy
Social Justice Committee Works to foster the creation of sustainable projects that promote civic society, equality, freedom of information and education, and other democratic ideals both in and out of the Goucher Community, particularly in the Baltimore area. Lane Frazee Stacy Cooper Patterson & Lindsay Johnson
Students for Justice in Palestine Seeks to provide a safe forum for students to express their solidarity for the Palestinian people.  They hold weekly meetings and provide educational and awareness raising events around campus, as well as travel to cultural and educational events in the region.  Ashley Begley Flo Martin
Umoja (Black Student Union) While we focus on the empowerment of the black students on campus, our duty at Goucher is to provide a community that will help foster identity, self-worth, pride for our heritage, and fearlessness to initiate change.  Robert Fletcher & Nyasha Mooney-McCoy Aisha Rivers


For more information on diversity at Goucher, contact:

Nenelwa Tomi '11
Admissions Counselor
Coordinator of International Recruitment

Phone: 410-337-6009
E-mail: nenelwa.tomi@goucher.edu