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Student Groups with a DEI Focus

Student Groups with a DEI Focus


Many of our student clubs and committees in middle and upper school have a DEI focus. Most clubs take place once a week during the school year. Clubs are student-led and supported by a faculty member. 
 
WFS recognizes the need for students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and girls to gather in a safe space to discuss issues specific to their shared experience, and to have a space where they can be themselves free of any judgment. To that end, some of our student groups are affinity groups--a gathering of students who all have a particular shared identity. 
 
Middle School Student Groups
 
Group Name
 
Purpose/Audience
Sisters of Color
 
To provide a safe space for BIPOC* girls
Boys of Color
 
To provide a safe space for BIPOC boys
AAPI Lunch Group
 
To provide a safe space for AAPI* students
 
 
Upper School Student Groups

Group Name
 
Purpose/Audience
Asian Food and Culture Club
 
Focus on food and cultural traditions from countries all across Asia
Asian Student Union
 
To provide a safe space for AAPI students
Black Student Union
 
To provide a safe space for BIPOC students
Female Athletic Advocacy
 
To discuss and correct inequalities between male and female sports teams
Gender Sexuality Alliance
 
To provide a safe space for any and all LGBTQ+* students of Friends as well as allies to the community to learn and grow
STEMinist
 
To provide a welcoming space for women to explore different aspects of STEM* and discover STEM career options 
Women’s Affinity
 
To create a safe space for all women to discuss issues and empower each other
Women of Color
 
To provide a safe space for BIPOC women students
 
*Definition of acronyms used above:
BIPOC- Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
AAPI- Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
LGTBQ+ - Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Queer or Questioning
STEM- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics