Affinity Groups at BU Wheelock

BU Wheelock hosts several affinity groups for members of our community interested in building networks, supporting one another, and helping each other hone their skills. These groups build a sense of community and belonging—and offer students the chance to meet others who may understand their culture, background, or area of study.

If you’re interested in joining one of our affinity groups, email the contacts listed below to get started. To find upcoming affinity group events, check out the BU Wheelock calendar.

AAPI Affinity Group

This is an affinity group for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Asian international students at BU Wheelock. We hope to build a community to support each other and affirm our identities, resilience, and well-being.

Faculty contacts: Grace Kim (; Kathy Kim (; and Nancy Harayama (

Educators of Color

Educators of Color was organized to create a loving, just space where Black and Brown educators can connect, synergize, vibe, and recharge. Hosts the monthly “First Fridays” event.

Faculty contacts: Davena Jackson ( and Greg Benoit (

Counselors of Color in Training Organization (COCITO)

Counselors of Color in Training Organization (COCITO) seeks to be an important space for diversity and inclusion by creating a foundation that focuses on supporting underrepresented students within the counseling psychology master’s and doctoral programs at BU Wheelock. The organization aims to create opportunities to work on skills, advocate for mental health needs in communities of color, and create avenues to network with underrepresented leaders in the field. COCITO further strives to create a supportive and nurturing student experience that promotes a sense of community and well-being while pursuing graduate training.

Faculty advisors: Detris Honora Adelabu ( and Grace Kim (

Presidents: Kourtney Harris (current), Ty Robinson (founding)

2SLGBTQ+ Affinity Group

The 2SLGBTQ+ Affinity Group is open to any graduate students who identify outside the strict cisgenders and heterosexuality, including folks who are Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, aromantic, and so on. Through various social networks and activities, we create space and time for us to share community, solidarity, and joy.

For more information, email