Harstad Hall is the most historic building on campus, named after Bjug Harstad, PLU's founder and first President. Harstad Hall housed the entire University from 1984 to 1912. Today, this single gender community is home to the Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity Residential Learning Community (RLC), promoting this theme through intentional programming, community building, and faculty interaction by focusing on activism, education, leadership opportunities, and reflection. Such a focus empowers this community to celebrate gender through a social justice lens and integrate their learning experiences in and out of the classroom.
Harstad Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity Community will be linked to First Year Experience Program (FYEP) Writing 101 sections on the topic of gender equity and social justice. During New Student Registration (in June), first-year residents and commuter students who have opted into this linked course experience will sign up for one of the linked FYEP Writing 101 sections, specifically designed to create an integrative in and out of classroom learning experience! Co-enrollment in linked FYEP Writing 101 courses is available for Fall semester only.