Risk-Aware Consensual Kink

What is your purpose, and what do you do?

We have two main purposes. The first is to raise general awareness of kink and to promote acceptance and understanding of BDSM, by organizing presentations and discussions for the general campus community about various aspects of BDSM.

Our second purpose is to provide resources to students who are interested in or curious about BDSM. Our weekly meetings give students a space in which they can talk openly about BDSM. We will also be organizing events, such as demos, to give students an opportunity learn from experienced members of the BDSM community about safely practicing kink.


What is BDSM?

"BDSM" stands for Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism. There are many good introductions online to BDSM in general; rather than trying to write a better one we'll refer you to Wikipedia's article about BDSM and to the s.s.b-b FAQ.


What's your connection to the University of Chicago?

We're a registered Student Organization (RSO) at the U of C. Information about what an RSO is can be found here. Our RSO page can be found here.


Who's allowed to join?

Membership is open to all members of the University of Chicago community 18 and older, whether kinky or just curious. Many of our events, however, are open to non-members.


How do you protect the privacy of your membership?

We take privacy very seriously. Lists of members (including our email list) are never made available to anyone except for officers — not even to other members of RACK. People attending a meeting are prohibited from revealing who else attended the meeting or from revealing personal information about any other member.

For more details, check out our bylaws; Article 8 is the section that deals with privacy. And don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

How do I get involved?

The easiest way is to start coming to the Tuesday meetings! You can subscribe to our mailing list for announcements about the times and places (your email address will be visible only to RACK officers).

I have other questions! How can I ask those?

The easiest way is to email us. But the best way is probably to stop by one of our meetings. We're always happy to answer questions and to talk about kink!