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Harstad Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equity Linked Course Application

Harstad Women's Empowerment + Gender Equity Linked Course Application

About Harstad Women's Empowerment + Gender Equity Linked Course Experience

VISION:

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.


LINKED COURSE:
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. 

RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS:

The Harstad Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity Community is located in Harstad Hall. First-year Harstad residents may opt into a linked course experience by completing this supplemental application. 


COMMUTER STUDENTS:
Several spots are being held in the linked FYEP Writing 101 course sections for commuter students who opt into the Harstad linked course experience. Commuter students who join this community will be required to attend certain co-curricular offerings as part of the linked course. 


Application Instructions

Residential first-year students applying for housing in Harstad Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity Community must complete a standard PLU housing application and the application below to opt into the linked course experience. Commuter students need only complete the application below to opt in.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until space is no longer available.  Incoming first-year students interested in the Harstad linked course experience should apply as soon as possible. 







Harstad Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity Questions

Please provide a brief (less than 200 words) response to the following questions.



Housing Assignments

Residential Life staff will work to make assignments to the first-year wings linked with the Harstad Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity Community FYEP Writing 101 courses. Assignments will be made from the pool of eligible applicants and be based on available space, the order in which a deposit was received, and your response to the listed questions. We are looking for students who intentionally want to be a part of this community and are thoughtful in their responses. 


Additional Information

For questions or concerns, contact Tess Matsukawa, Resident Director, at 253-535-8600 or matsuktn@plu.edu

Office of Residential Life
University Center 161
Tacoma, WA 98447
(253) 535-7200
rlif@plu.edu

Application Submission

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