Crossroads will create a shared residential space in which students can think, learn, and reflect intentionally about concepts of gender and sexuality as part of a process dedicated to forming deeper understandings of themselves and others. Every resident will be strongly encouraged to register for Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies as a means to provide students with foundational and common language to use in their dialogues and discussions.
Learning Outcomes and/or Goals
- Care for students by providing dedicated space for collective and individual growth and reflection
- Deeper connection to Jesuit values, especially cura personalis and identity formation
- Preservation of a safe, affirming, and accepting residential experience for all students
- Greater understanding and appreciation of self and others
- Education surrounding the history, culture, and politics of gender and sexuality
- Engagement of students to be people and Hoyas for others through discussions about the complexities of intersectionality and the importance of allyship
- Monthly dinners with faculty members
- Class discussion within the community
- Engagement in on and off-campus activities (i.e. theatre performances and wellness activities)
Crossroads will be located in Village C East.