BIPOC Unity Retreat

This retreat is to empower students to foster a sense of belonging in a culturally validating space through engagement with IC BIPOC Alumni, group development activities, and discovering their own narrative of how to thrive while navigating a Predominately White Institution as a collective community.

Who is this Retreat For?

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The BIPOC UNITY Retreat is for Ithaca College students seeking to make connections with others who share similar affinity based identities, with a drive to foster a sense of belonging, and build community. 

What are the details of what the Retreat will look like?

The BIPOC unity Retreat will take place on January 28, 2023 at KHouse in Ithaca, NY. We will provide van transportation for students from the IC Campus Center at 8:45am and return to campus at 5:30pm. BIPOC Unity will provide meals, transportation, and materials for activities. There is no cost for attendance, however if your plans change please notify us immediately so that we can provide an opportunity for another student. 

How do I register for the BIPOC Unity Retreat?


Space is limited, so make sure to register by January 25, 2023. 

Any questions about the BIPOC Unity Retreat?

BIPOC Unity Center

IC BIPOC Alumni Participating on January 28, 2023

Feel free to browse below to get a glimpse of the IC BIPOC Alumni participating in this year's BIPOC Unity Retreat

Alaina Caraballo '18 (she/her)

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Hi! My name is Alaina Caraballo and I am a ’18 Ithaca Graduate from the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Since graduating, I’ve worked in a number of companies, the American Kennel Club, LaGuardia Community College and most recently EssilorLuxottica, as a strategic communications professional. I hope to merge the skills I’ve learned as an Integrated Marketing communicator with my passion for social justice to create content and experiences that positively impact the lives of all individuals and communities. 

Kyla McCall '22 (they/them)

An IC Student, Kyla McCall, in blue graduation regalia and smiling

My name is Kyla McCall and I’m a May ‘22 graduate of IC with a degree in Biology and Chemistry. Since graduating, I’ve worked at my alma mater as the Engagement Coordinator for the division of Philanthropy and Engagement. I’ve been dedicated to engaging our alumni and students with the mission of IC from the beginning of my higher education journey. 

Stephan "Steph" Douglas-Allen '18 (he/him)

IC Alum in a grey and red plaid suit with greenery behind

My name is Stephan “Steph” Douglas-Allen and I graduated from IC with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Management in 2018. Currently, I serve as an Admissions Officer for the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where I am also completing my MPA at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.

Olivia Carpenter '22 (she/her)

Via in a black top with a box and tray of cookies with a kitchen background

Hi! My name is Via and I am a May '22 Ithaca College graduate from the School of Business. I started my baking journey early in my life, but began my current cookie business, Via's Cookies, in 2020. I make delicious regular, gluten free and vegan cookies and donate a percentage of my profits to struggling BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) and LGBTQ+ students. You can find my cookies at my website: or instagram @ viascookies.