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Minority Coalition

In response to a call from the minority community of Williams College for a stronger and more unified voice against prejudice and prejudicial discrimination since September 1989, the Minority Coalition was formed in April 1990. The Minority Coalition is a student-run organization that represents student populations which have been historically marginalized or under-represented at the College, along axes including—but not limited to—gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and nationality. The Minority Coalition serves as an umbrella organization for thirteen subgroups, providing funding and support for these organizations. Additionally, the Minority Coalition works with other student organizations, academic departments, and administrative offices to represent the diversity of our community through programming and advocacy.

The Minority Coalition
Type of groupCommunity Building
Meeting timeTuesdays at 7pm
Meeting placeJenness House (Morely Circle)
EstablishedApril 1990

The General Committee of the Minority Coalition meets at 7pm on Tuesdays in Jenness House. Our meetings are open to all members of the Williams community.

The Minority Coalition Steering Board (2012-2013)

Co-Chairs: Carrie Tribble '13 and Rachel Hagler '13

Treasurer: Gulya Radjapova '14

Secretary: Harry Gilbert '14

Communications Director: Nakita VanBiene '15

Committee Representatives:

  • College Council: Kate Flanagan '14
  • Committee on Diversity and Community:
  • Committee on Undergraduate Life:

The Minority Coalition Subgroups

The following thirteen subgroups make up the Minority Coalition. These organizations are open to all members of the Williams student body. Throughout the year, each organization hosts regular meetings, participates in collaborative programming with other MinCo subgroups, and plans their annual heritage months. All contact information is up-to-date for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Asian-American Students in Action

  • Contact: Melinda Wang (mbw1)
  • Heritage Month: April

Black Student Union

  • Contact: Nneka Dennie '13 (ndd1)
  • Heritage Month: February

Chinese American Students Organization

  • Contact: Catherine Pang (cjp1)
  • Heritage Month: April

International Club

  • Contact: Yoonsang Bae (yb3)
  • Heritage Month: October

Koreans of Williams

  • Contact:
  • Heritage Month: April

Muslim Student Association

  • Contact: February
  • Heritage Month: March

Queer Student Union

  • Contact: Harry Gilbert '14 (hhg1)
  • Heritage Month: April

South Asian Students Association

  • Contact: Rani Mukherjee '15 (mrm7) and Rahul Sangar '14 (rs6)
  • Heritage Month:

Students of Caribbean Ancestry

  • Contact: Ayanna Smith '13 (ais1)
  • Heritage Month: April


  • Contact: Matias Crespo '15 (mjc2)
  • Heritage Month: October

Williams African Students Organization

  • Contact: Tamuka Chidanguro '15 (tc7)
  • Heritage Month: May

Williams College Jewish Association

  • Contact: Mattie Feder '13 (msf1)

Williams Women's Center

  • Contact: Dilia Ortega '13 (do2) and Chalita Washington '13 (cnw1)
  • Heritage Month: March