The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Collective at Carleton College provides a community for BIPOC students to engage in restorative practices that support their mental health and well-being. The BIPOC Mental Health Collective is led by staff from the Office of Health Promotion, Student Health and Counseling, and the Office of Intercultural Life.


We recognize the intergenerational effects of racism, stress, and other social injustices at individual, community, and systemic levels; we also recognize how powerful shared spaces can be for healing.

The Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Collective offers a trusted space for BIPOC students to foster unity through listening, sharing and supporting each other’s mental health, wellbeing, and personal growth. This group is modeled after the BIPOC Mental Health Collective at the University of Minnesota.

Community Gatherings

The BIPOC Mental Health Collective hosts monthly Community Gatherings during the academic year. These are opportunities to meet other BIPOC students from across the college and learn simple ways to support your mental health and well-being. Below is an overview of typical gatherings:

  • Check-in/icebreaker
  • Small and large group conversations
  • Wellness activity
  • Closing reflection

Visit our Events page for upcoming Community Gathering dates and details.

Contact Us

Questions? Email

Have a preferred topic for a wellness event? Email