Social Justice Community

Residence Hall: Schuylkill Hall

The Social Justice Special Interest Housing Community is for incoming first year students and returning students who are interested in engaging in conversations and actions that address social, economic, and political disparities that are impacting their local, campus, and global communities. Within this community, students will develop their understanding for advocacy, diversity and inclusion in areas such as race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and gender identity through the scope of social justice. Students will explore self-awareness, identity, privilege and power, advocacy, systems of oppression and how to be a part of societal change. Students will live in the same residence hall and develop community standards so that all members of this community feel valued and supported.

Location

Schuylkill has gender inclusive restrooms. This location also provides opportunities for collaboration with the Stonewall community, as well as the Multicultural Center, which is located directly behind Schuylkill Hall. 

Learning Outcomes

75% of community members will be able to…

  • Describe how one of their identities has shaped their life experiences.
  • Name two things they learned about an identity or experience different than their own.

Benefits of Living in the Social Justice Community 

  • Live alongside like-minded students who are passionate about social justice
  • Gender inclusive restrooms
  • Convenient location in tri-county, right behind the Multicultural Center
  • Access to voluntarily participate in:
    • Community Meetings & Social Events (monthly)
    • Educational trainings and speakers regarding social justice and various identities (monthly)
    • A service or advocacy opportunity of the community’s choosing (semesterly)
    • Optional one on one meetings with the community advisor to talk about the resident’s identities and goals surrounding advocacy & justice (frequency up to resident’s discretion) 
    • Community excursion to the African American Museum in Philadelphia, cost of travel & admission covered (pending re-opening due to COVID-19)

Staff 

Amanda Slichter, Assistant Director of Housing Operations & Student Retention (Advisor to SJC)