Co-Curricular

Agnes Scott has a wide variety of co-curricular activities on and off campus that have a strong focus on global citizenship and global learning, with the goal of engaging a wider world. Some of our signature programs and upcoming events are listed below, but check the Campus Bubble for the most current information on upcoming events. More information can also be found on the Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion’s website.

Think Live Engage (TLE)

This signature program is an intergroup dialogue series that interweaves themes of global citizenship, social justice, and advocacy. This program occurs in the Spring semester.

Sponsored by the President’s Committee for Community Diversity and funded in part by the Liz Chandler Memorial Fund, TLE is an exciting opportunity for Agnes Scott students, faculty and staff to explore our intercultural connections and needs. The dialogues are designed to offer individuals strategic ways to engage in discussions related to a diverse range of topics connected with social identities (e.g., gender, class, faith, politics, sexuality, race, etc.). Participants are asked to commit to the program for four weeks.

For more information, visit the Think, Live, Engage webpage

Diversifest Week

Diversifest is a cultural celebration hosted by the Coalition of Student Multicultural Organizations (COSMO). Each year COSMO groups come together to sponsor a week of programs, events, and opportunities to celebrate the intersections of cultural identity represented within the ASC Community. COSMO groups partner with the Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion to bridge programs and facilitate collaborations amongst student groups and campus community partners to develop vibrant and inclusive opportunities to celebrate cultural diversity.

Girl's Summit

Girls Summit is an annual program co-sponsored with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights’ Women and Girl’s Collaborative Committee and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health. Young girls, ranging from 11- 18 years old, are invited to participate in a day conference hosted by Agnes Scott College.  Community partners, local organizations, and Agnes Scott College faculty and staff facilitate sessions that are focused on women’s and girls’ issues. Previous Summit themes include human trafficking, healthy choices for young women, building relationships, education, and financial literacy.

Mentor Walk College Immersion Day

Mentor Walk College Immersion Day is a program co-sponsored by the Campus Community Partnership Foundation. Secondary students, ranging from 11-17 years old, experience a series of programs focused on the importance of higher education.  Scotties volunteer to discuss their college experiences, share their journeys as globally-competent leaders, change agents, and community builders, and encourage the visiting students to aspire to greatness- to become their best selves. Mentor Walk allows for students to engage in conversation around education, network with peer mentors and leaders, and reflect on their experiences in order to articulate their goals. 

Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Week of Human Rights and Social Justice

The Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King Commemorative Week of Human Rights and Social Justice is sponsored by the MLK Convocation subcommittee of the President’s Committee on Community Diversity. This week-long series of programs and events commemorates the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and continues the dialogue around social justice and community change. Students participate in workshops, sessions led by invited guests, and dialogue centered on global and local challenges as well as ways we can ignite change.

Gay Johnson McDougall Symposium on Race, Justice, and Reconciliation

The inaugural Gay Johnson McDougall Symposium on Race, Justice and Reconciliation featured a series of programs that explored the historical origins and contemporary realities of global racial oppression and strategies for justice and reconciliation in Spring 2014. This signature event occurs over the course of three days and provides participants opportunities to discuss the intersections of –isms and develop the skills necessary to lay the groundwork for effective social change.​

Holiday Workshops

The Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion partners with a number of campus members to host a series of workshops that honor cultural celebrations around the world. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to our Kwanzaa Workshop, Hanukkah Workshop, Tres Reyes Workshop, and Yule Workshop to discuss traditions around the world and how different cultures celebrate these holidays/observances.

Pasiones: Latinos in Writing and Speaking

Latinas UNIDAS, the Center for Writing and Speaking, and the Center for Global Diversity and Inclusion partner each year to celebrate Latino/a Heritage Month. Campus members are invited to enjoy original work and that of Latino/a artists, poets, authors, activists, and luminaries. Participants are encouraged to read their own work or that of texts that are made available.

Faith and Learning Lectures

Each year, the College Committee on Faith and Learning sponsors a number of religious dialogue events, supporting the college’s belief in academic freedom, pluralism and diversity. To see a list of previous lectures, visit the Religious & Spiritual life website.

​Many more co-curricular programs are hosted by Agnes Scott, including a series of speakers throughout the year who lecture and lead dialogue on power, privilege, community issues, identity development, and agency. Other programming includes Safe Zone Training, Trans 101 Training, Appreciating Global Diversity workshop, and cultural heritage month events, among others.