Legacy Hall Community

Legacy Hall is an intentional living community on campus where students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and multiple intersectional identities live together in a community grounded in racial justice and multicultural student success.

The aspiration for this space is to ground a space of home, visibility and support for students of color in housing and campus broadly. This community will create a space to enhance the learning experiences that a student may not find in other facets of their educational pathways and connect them to a network of empowered peers focused on community and personal growth.

To be considered for the Legacy Hall Community, students must submit an application expressing their interest in living in this community. All returning residents and residents that are 21, or will be turning 21 during the school year, 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 Multicultural Scholars Program. For the 2018-2019 academic year, Residential and Dining Services is partnering with the Multicultural Scholars Program to create a community who participate in the program and live together through the rest of the year as a cohort in our Multicultural Scholars Hall.

2018-2019 Resident expectations

  • 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.
  • Participate in the creation of a Living Learning Agreement (LLA) with all roommates, facilitated by a Theme Community Coordinator (TCC), to ensure each resident’s needs are met within the living community.

Programs and outreach

  • As a community of residents, partner with your TCC and First People’s to plan and support the Unity Lounge quarterly open house. Residents will help advertise to the entire residential community in order to raise awareness and educate about the Legacy Hall community and the campus partner. 
  • Varying degrees of participation exist in the program planning and implementation process based on each student’s skill set and level of comfort.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to attend the Students of Color Conference in the spring, if the conference is funded.
  • 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.