prime retreat

P.R.I.M.E. 2006
Purchase Rising Into Multicultural Excellence


• To encourage greater collaboration and co-advocacy amongst various student populations in addressing issues related to diversity and multiculturalism.

• To provide an experience in which students can hone valuable leadership skills such as facilitating dialogues, organizing successful teach-ins, effective strategies for communicating with institutional administration, and developing partnerships across groups and college campuses.

• To engage students in self-reflective and self-challenging dialogues about issues of racism, sexism, heterosexism, classism, and other forms of discrimination, and how these affect one’s college campus.

• To draw upon the needs and experiences of student leaders in helping to frame a vision for how administration can continue to work toward making our campuses a welcoming and nurturing place for ALL students.



9:30am     Breakfast
9:45am     Introductions
10:00am  Group Dynamics
11:00am   Identity
12:00pm   LUNCH
1:00pm     Social Change Model for Leadership Development
2:15pm     Unity vs. Division
3:00pm     Coalition Building
4:00pm     Campus Crisis Discussion
5:00pm     MEAP Mentoring Program
5:30pm     Project Focus
6:00pm     Dinner
7:30pm     Day One Wrap Up
8:00pm     Free time


9:00am     Breakfast
10:00am  Activism
11:00am  PSGA Representation
12:00pm  LUNCH
1:00pm    Strengthening COPA
2:00pm    Formulating a Plan
4:00pm    Wrap Up/depart for Purchase