ARC (Anti-Racism Collective): A collective devoted to solid action in normalizing anti-racism work and changing Catlin Gabel culture to serve under-represented members of our community.
BSU (Black Student Union): A club open to all who are interested in issues that affect the black community and learning more about African, African American, and Caribbean cultures.
Diversity Summit: A day-long inclusion conference created by Catlin Gabel students for students attending any school in Portland. This conference is well-attended every year and offers keynote speakers and multiple workshops.
Jewish Student Union: A group open to all students who are interested in supporting the Jewish community and learning about the Jewish experience.
Open Space Dialogue: A weekly opportunity for students to gather and have discussions with employees to explore issues of inclusion and equity.
SAFE: An Upper School club focused on creating opportunities and activities for LGBTQIA+ students and the issues that arise in a heteronormative world.
Ujima: An Upper School club focused on inclusion and social justice issues. This club is open to any Upper School student and is the group that organizes the Diversity Summit every year.
Clubs at Catlin Gabel
No year is exactly the same, as Middle and Upper School students decide which activities matter to them. Our clubs are student-initiated and student-run. They provide a structure for students to share ideas, practice independence, bond with peers, engage in activities, and have fun.
Examples of recent clubs are listed below. Most clubs are for Upper School students; however, there are also activities for Middle School students.