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Inclusive Spaces

Action Item: Create new, more inclusive spaces for student gatherings

In Progress

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

The Action Item is being worked on, with the goal of completion.

Create new, more inclusive spaces for student gatherings, including spaces that allow close discussion among people with shared interests, life backgrounds, and other dimensions of the student experience.


Updates as of June 8, 2021

  • In response to student-led advocacy efforts, Residential Life and Housing (RLH) has implemented an affinity housing program that will begin in the fall of 2021. Affinity housing will be located on the fourth floor of the Johnson Sanford Center and is an opportunity for students who share a commitment to learning about and centering Blackness and fighting anti-Blackness. Students who apply to live in this affinity housing will set community norms together, host educational and social events, and build community through learning from and living with people with an interest in learning how to resist and fight anti-Blackness, centering the experiences of students of color. Learn more and apply for affinity housing on the RLH website.

Updates as of Feb. 24, 2021

Updates as of Sep. 23, 2020

  • As part of upcoming campus-planning work, we are investigating how best to add and invest significantly in dedicated new student spaces. Initial discussions about these planning matters are under way, and as these prospective ideas take shape, we will be bringing them forward for discussion among faculty, students, and others. To allow time for sufficient research, review, and campus discussion, our intended timeline for formalizing these campus plans is fall 2021.