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International Impact

International Impact is designed for second-year students and above who are interested in advancing their knowledge and appreciation of our diverse, multicultural world. International Impact provides residents with the unique opportunity to build connections across disciplinary and geographical boundaries. With access to North Quad’s expansive resources, students living in International Impact are part of a vibrant environment in which formal and informal learning takes place. In this community, students have an opportunity to immerse their experiences with international perspectives and ideas.

“I’m a sophomore in the International Impact Theme Community and I can say that so far being a part of this community has been a very good experience for me. So far I would say that some of my favorite moments have been hanging out with my RA and getting to meet the other people on the floor. I feel that they’re all very nice and fun to be around. I was surprised about how much I could learn from the other people on my floor. Last year pretty much everyone on my hallway was a similar major so it was nice to get some other perspectives outside of that. I would definitely recommend joining a Theme Community to other students because it’s a great way to grow and develop as an individual as well as meet new great people.”

“What surprised me was how my personal and casual experiences had the most impact. Living in a diverse community that’s also multicultural allowed me the chance to engage with people in ways that I could not last year as a freshman in Markley, or living off-campus. Seeing people from all different backgrounds live in harmony and work together gave me peace of mind. Outside of the dorm represents reality: people of the same nationalities, races and backgrounds stick together, but in the residence hall, what we want campus life to be comes to life: people that are different mix and mingle, and enjoy being around one another without the need to retreat to a safe space for fear of judgement, being ostracized or looked at differently just for being themselves. I’m so grateful to have been placed in North Quad; life here has been a breath of fresh air, and an escape from the stresses that come from sharing space with people who don’t always want to give that space up.”

Location

Community

  • Second-year students and above

Expectations

  • Participate in welcome activities
  • Plan and participate in programs
  • Run for a position on the North Quad Council or Multicultural Council.
  • Actively participate in events on global issues
  • Develop critical, reflective, and empathetic perspectives on difference
  • Start a campaign to mobilize resources or effect change on a global issue.

To Apply:

  • Complete the online University Housing application.
  • Indicate the Theme Communities that interest you (up to 2) on the application.
  • Fill out the Theme Community application attached to the Housing application.
  • Some Theme Communities require a short essay. The essay questions are on the application.
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