The University of North Dakota is now offering specialized student housing dedicated to those “interested in learning more about and practicing principles of social justice”.
The facility, or the Social Justice Living-Learning Community according to UND, was created to promote an “inclusive and just society” while also “bringing about positive social change” on campus.
UND also states that students who wish to join LLC housing must “believe that each person shares the responsibility of creating an environment in which all residents are respected and valued – regardless of one’s age, size, gender, sexual orientation, identity or identity expression, disability, race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, cultural background, socio-economic status, or religious affiliation or conviction.”
As for living arrangements, the LLC will offer “gender inclusive” roommate assignments. This means they students will be placed “with whom they are most comfortable”, regardless of “sex, gender, or gender expression”.
UND encourages students and members of the LLC community to engage in events, speakers, and activities that are “designed to help broaden their understanding of social justice.”
The Social Justice themed dorm will be open to both incoming freshman and returning students of all majors. Students interested are asked to indicate their preference on their housing application.