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Inclusion & World Cultures House

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Located in Bourgeois Hall on East Campus

The Inclusion & World Cultures House was founded to promote, support and advocate for the diversity, equity and inclusion of UMass Lowell students who are passionate about leadership, feminism, advocacy, and exploring the cultures of the world.  

The Inclusion & World Cultures House maintains an inclusive living and learning environment that offers intentional programming, career exploration, networking opportunities and dedicated faculty and staff that supports and guides students as they navigate the world around them while advocating for positive social change. 

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Advocates of Tomorrow

First-Year Upperclass

The Advocates of Tomorrow LLC is designed to be a close-knit community where residents can learn about social issues and embrace the different life experiences and points of view of fellow community members. This community is designed for students of all class years and identities who are passionate about equal rights for all people and for those who aspire to become change agents. This LLC works to build upon students’ passions related to social justice, while building respect for diversity in all its forms. With such a diverse student population on-campus, this LLC is charged with building a supportive community that encourages dialogue across differences and promotes multicultural education, self-awareness and social change. Participants will learn and explore social activism, social change and the historical/philosophical foundations of justice through specialized programming, speakers, field experiences and community service opportunities. This LLC is supported by dedicated social justice advocates who serve the community as both faculty and staff advisors.

Faculty Advisors: Jose MendozaFrancine Coston

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

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World Passport

First-Year Upperclass

Have you ever dreamed about traveling the world? The World Passport Living-Learning Community is designed to help students discover themselves while exploring the world around them. In collaboration with the Office of Study Abroad and International Experiences, this LLC prepares students to begin thinking about and planning a study-abroad experience. With a faculty advisor from the Department of World Languages and Cultures and staff members from the Office of Study Abroad, the World Passport LLC gives students the opportunity to participate in events connected with diverse cultures and traditions while providing a unique place for exploring languages, cultures and international opportunities.

Faculty Advisor: Max Ubelaker Andrade

Sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

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Empower: Women's Leadership

Upperclass

The Women’s Leadership LLC is intended to encourage and empower upper-class students who identify as women to foster and further hone their leadership skills. Through participation and engagement in this community, residents will have the opportunity to identify resources that will help them successfully network with experienced women leaders on and off campus and navigate the challenges at accompany their intersectional identities, such as gender identity, sexual orientation and gender expression. With an energetic and motivated faculty advisor from the Sociology Department, along with women leaders from across campus, within the region and across the nation, the Women’s Leadership LLC gives residents the opportunity to gain knowledge and tools to combat potential challenges they may encounter as they transition to the workforce. This LLC is inclusive of and welcomes any student who identifies as a woman, including cisgender women, transgender women and students who are gender-nonconforming or gender-fluid who do not identify in the binary.

Faculty Advisor: YuLuo Rioux

Sponsored by the College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences.

How To Sign Up

Applying to a Living-Learning Community is free and easy:

  1. Visit the Online Housing Portal and click on the housing application form.
  2. Select the Living-Learning Community you wish to apply for and answer a few short answer questions on the "Living-Learning Community Selection" page of the housing application.
  3. Invitations to participate in the LLC will be extended via email to applicants based on application answers and availability.
  4. Select your room in the Living-Learning Community on LLC Room Selection Day.