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The mission of this Learning Community is to enhance the academic experiences of first-year students at Purdue University and to help students become engaged with the Purdue University community. This Learning Community welcomes all first-year students and provides an environment that complements the learning outcomes of the Gender and Sexuality Studies curriculum at Purdue University. At its core, the DIGSS LC emphasizes themes of social justice and intersectionality. Learning Community students will be introduced to a wide range of campus resources and activities and have opportunities to network with students who share common interests in gender and sexuality. This LC is the only one at Purdue that focuses on gender and sexuality. Through a variety of classroom experiences and exciting on-and-off-campus activities, students learn how gender and sexuality impact people both locally and globally. Students in DIGSS are encouraged to conduct original research and explore how topics of gender and sexuality relate to their own academic interests and career goals.

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Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major
  • This LC is available to Honors College participants; those students will live in Shreve Hall with the Honors College and participate in the course(s) and activities of the LC

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Wiley Hall
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC

 

Duration

Fall 2015 Semester

*You may become a peer mentor in the community after your first year as a member of the community

Associated Classes

WGSS 28200

Events and Activities May Include:

  • Bowling night
  • Presentations to LGBTQ Student Alliance
  • Faculty-hosted dinners
  • Indiana Youth Group or Tri-State Alliance community project
  • Movie Nights
  • Rainbow Call-out
  • Attend march Women's History Month events
  • Cultural Center Tours

 

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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