Student Groups

Asexual and Aromantic Community for Education (A*CE)
The Asexual and Aromantic Community for Education works to ensure that all people who identify on the asexual and/or aromantic spectra feel safe and supported at Bowdoin. We do this by creating confidential and non-judgmental spaces on campus for students to gather and discuss sexual and romantic attraction (or lack thereof), as well as by educating the campus at large about issues faced by our members on campus and across the nation.

Bowdoin Women’s Association 
The Bowdoin Women's Association (BWA) seeks to bring together a diverse group of women for an in-depth and relevant discussion centered around a different topic each month. The group welcomes all students who identify as women to join, and hopes to spread awareness, facilitate understanding, and encourage debate around the experience of woman-identified persons on the Bowdoin campus and in society. The group hopes that through its curriculum, which gets adjusted each year based on group needs/desires, BWA members are able to deeply consider the ways that they interact with the world around them and the particular experiences that women-identified person tend to experience. The curriculum over the course of the school year is mean to foster learning about the world but also about self.

Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence
The mission of BMASV is to educate men on campus about their role in sexual violence prevention through discussions on language use, intervention, and masculinity.
This group is advised by the Office of Gender Violence Prevention Education.

Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance
BQSA is a student-led organization that plans social events, promotes LGBTQIA activism, and creates educational programming on Bowdoin's campus and in the greater community. Our meetings focus on planning and discussion of current events. We strive to create safe spaces on campus for LGBT students and their allies. Students of all genders and orientations are welcome to attend meetings and events.

Bowdoin Women in Business
Bowdoin Women in Business (BWIB) BWIB seeks to inspire and empower aspiring young women by uniting them through business education and experience. The aim of BWIB is to expose women to a variety of business careers through panels, conferences, outreach initiatives, skill-building workshops, and mentorship programs. 

fEMPOWER
fEMPOWER is dedicated to creating spaces on campus for women to discuss the intersections of gender norms around femininity and gender violence. It aims to start dialogue at Bowdoin around womanhood and give a voice to women’s experiences with gender violence. Its work supports the constant evolution of “Rise” and sparks important discussion on campus.
This group is advised by the Office of Gender Violence Prevention Education.

FFLY Girls

Safe Space
Safe Space is a group of trained students dedicated to supporting people who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault. Safe Space offers people who have experienced sexual harassment and sexual assault a place to share their experiences in a confidential and supportive atmosphere. Through supporting survivors and developing factually correct, trauma-informed programming, Safe Space works to prevent and respond to sexual violence on Bowdoin’s campus.
This group is advised by the Office of Gender Violence Prevention Education.

The Sex Project
The Sex Project is a student group dedicated to providing comprehensive, practical, and medically accurate sexual health education to the Bowdoin community by facilitating conversations about any and all aspects of sex and sexuality. As trained facilitators and informed peer advocates, we will strive to be inclusive, nonjudgmental, and compassionate in all of our one-on-one and group interactions. By providing critical knowledge and support around sexual health issues, we seek to ensure that every Bowdoin student can feel empowered in their choices and enjoy a happy, healthy sex life in college and beyond.
This group is advised by the Office of Gender Violence Prevention Education.

V-Space
A group of Bowdoin women who facilitate conversations around dating, sex, and relationships with different groups of women across campus, including all women's sports teams.
This group is advised by the Office of Gender Violence Prevention Education.