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 Student Health and Counseling, and the Office of Intercultural Life. We are grateful to have support and collaboration from other Division of Student Life offices, including Office of Health Promotion.


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:

  • Introductions/Check-in
  • Large group conversations
  • Wellness activity
  • Small group conversations
  • Closing reflections

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

Contact Us

Questions? Email

Have a preferred topic for a wellness event? Email