A message from the President
We live and work in a richly diverse world. At Carthage, we strive to enhance the diversity and equity of our community and, together, to create an ever more enlightened and inclusive environment that will positively impact the world.
We do this not only because we know the great value of a diverse and equitable educational environment — for these benefits have been well-documented — but also because it is who we are and it is the right thing to do. And the message we hope to convey to all who come to explore and join Carthage College is that you belong here. You belong here because of who you are, where you come from, and what gifts you possess. Please join us.
— Carthage College President John Swallow
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Celebrating Our Community
The Asian Pacific American Coalition of Carthage invited the campus community to a Diwali celebration, marking the Indian Festival of Lights.
The 2021 Diwali celebration was held in The Tower Residence Hall.
Mi Gente is one of Carthage’s 130+ student organizations. Mi Gente aims to educate club members about Hispanic culture: historical events, lifestyles, traditions, religions, and customs.
Carthage welcomed Randall Tucker, Mastercard’s chief inclusion officer, to campus in 2019 to speak to classes and the public.
President Swallow hosted a dinner at Trinity House in 2020 for members of the My Brother’s Keeper student organization.
The United Women of Color chapter at Carthage provides leadership opportunities, hosts activities, and works to build respect and tolerance between all students.
Carthage Dining marks Cinco de Mayo with a special luncheon for all students on campus.
Carthage’s Wiggan-Kenniebrew Black Alumni Network holds panel discussions on campus during Homecoming weekend.
Members of the Black Student Union and other Carthaginians joined in a Black Lives Matter march in Kenosha in summer 2020.
Students visit the DuSable Museum of African American History during a J-Term class field trip.
Carthage’s Kissing Rock is painted to mark Pride Month and the Black Lives Matter movement in June 2020.