Located in Grand Hall, the Diversity and Global Citizenship Learning Community aims to create an open-minded environment that appreciates difference, celebrates diversity and promotes cultural education.
This learning community helps students to answer what it means to live in a global society by exploring the human experience. The students and faculty in this community are passionate about social justice and inclusion on a local and global scale. The community participates in dialogues about identity, dinners with faculty, workshops to further their understanding of diversity and an international immersion trip to Ecuador. Students in this community can earn a citation on their degree with the Global Gateway Program. This community is open to all students. A supplemental essay prompt will be sent via e-mail upon completion of the housing contract.
Recommended for: Women's Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Political Science, and other Arts and Sciences Majors.
Students who complete all curricular and co-curricular requirements of the Learning Community program will receive a Gold Medallion and Learning Community Certificate to be worn at graduation, in recognition of their commitment and achievement within their LC.
You are encouraged to track and share progress in the Learning Community program with your advisers, using this downloadable form to keep a personal record of your participation, and to share your LC course progress, plans, co-curricular activities and service hours throughout the academic year.
All Learning Community students will be placed into the associated LC courses by the Learning Community academic coordinator. To request adds, drops, or other changes to your LC course schedule, you or your advisor should complete the corresponding Google Forms located below.
J.D. Bowen, Ph.D. studies Latin American politics, race and ethnicity, U.S. foreign policy (particularly in Latin America), and elite politics. He leads the Diversity and Global Citizenship trip to Quito, Ecuador in May of each year. Bowen has been teaching with the Learning Community Program since 2009.
Being in a learning community helped me connect with people of similar interests, which helped me come to better understand what I wanted to be and the people that I wanted to be around.Raquel Dominguez, Peer Mentor