Legacy Hall Community
Legacy Hall (an intentional Multicultural Community)
Legacy Hall is an intentional living community on campus where students from a variety of cultural backgrounds, perhaps holding multiple intersectional identities, will participate in a cultural exchange. This will both enhance visibility of communities of color on campus and create a supportive and multifaceted learning experience for the participants. This community will create a space to enhance the learning experiences that a student may not find in other facets of their educational pathways.
To be considered for the Legacy Hall Community, students must submit an application expressing their interest in living in this community. All students are welcome to apply to live in this community and there will be priority for students of color who express an interest in working towards contributing to a nurturing, intentional, learning multicultural community.
If you are a new first year student and are interested in the Legacy Hall Community, we encourage you to apply for and participate in the First Peoples Multicultural Scholars Program. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Residential and Dining Services is partnering with the First Peoples Multicultural Scholars Program to create a community who participate in the program and live together through the rest of the year as a cohort.
- Attend at least one community dinner a quarter.
- Attend at least one meeting per quarter with a peer mentor, an academic advisor, and/or a staff member from First Peoples to learn about crafting an educational pathway to meet their individual academic goals and how to navigate higher education and academia in general.
- Residents will have the opportunity and be strongly encouraged to join in on community service projects at least once per quarter.
- Residents will have the opportunity to attend the Students of Color Conference in the spring, if the conference is funded.
- Participate in the creation of a Living Learning Agreement (LLA) with all roommates, facilitated by a Resident Assistant (RA), to ensure each resident’s needs are met within the living community.
- As a community of residents, partner with RAD Services and your RA to plan one educational, social, and/or service-related program per quarter to be advertised to the entire residential community in order to raise awareness and educate about the Legacy Hall community.
- Varying degrees of participation exist in the program planning and implementation process based on each student’s skill set and level of comfort.
- Provide outreach to other students who may benefit from the support of the Legacy Hall community.
One goal of this community is to create a safer space for a diverse group of students to come together, create a community and support one another in their academic and personal growth. Through programming and involvement with student groups on campus, students will develop and understanding of social justice, cultivate the skills necessary to become engaged community members, and foster increased understanding of ones own individual identity.