Application Deadline: February 13, 2022
The purpose of this housing option is to provide a themed learning environment. This intentional space allows for students to create a community around the experiences of being BIPOC at a PWI.
|Terms to know|
|PWI: Predominantly White Institution|
|BIPOC||Black||Indigenous||People of Color|
|Black, Indigenous, and People of Color: Anyone who does not identify solely as white||A person of African or Caribbean descent||A member of the First Peoples (original residents) of a continent||Broad descriptor for that includes people from India, East Asia, Mexico, Hawaii, Pacific Islands, Philippines|
Residents will explore values, and share knowledge and experiences. This is not a place to silo students of color. Rather a place for residents to engage in conversations centered around race, culture, social justice, and anti-racism. The intentional programming of this community supports residents through mentorship and identity development. The conversations amongst residents of lived experiences are aimed to cultivate community building and support. The Multicultural Housing Community is made up of committees such as a birthday and events committee that encourage engagement and community building. There are also monthly meet ups where residents have time to talk about what events and activities they want to see in the halls while speeding quality time together. The Multicultural Housing Community aims to collaborate with student organizations and campus partners in learning about different experiences and sharing their own.
Our hope for the upcoming academic year is to have two separate cohorts, a sophomore cohort to be housed in Cromwell hall and first year cohort to be housed in TBD.