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Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Institute - August 20-25, 2014

The Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Summer Institute (Tri-Co) is an orientation sponsored by Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges for first-year students who are interested in exploring issues of identity, power, privilege and social justice. The institute focuses on the ways in which such power dynamics relate to race, class, sexuality, gender, ability, and religion; participants will explore how these social identities relate to one another.

The goal of the program is to enable first-year students to gain knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the curricular and co-curricular areas of campus life; and learn how to become effective social agents for change within their own institutions, in the United States and the world.

The 2014 Summer Institute will take place from August 20-25. Participants should enter the program with the understanding that they will engage in a process of development and change as they learn about themselves, their identity groups, systems of power and their institutions. All entering first-year students are invited to apply; however, spaces are limited.

The Tri-College Summer Institute is designed to:

  • Provide participants with a supportive space for them to explore individual/group identity issues and to situate these issues within broader systemic and institutional contexts
  • Challenge participants to develop greater awareness regarding gender, race, sexuality, socio-economic class, spirituality, ability and power and privilege
  • Provide participants with skill development to address issues of inequity on their campuses and beyond
  • Familiarize first-year students with the administrative support services on each campus
  • Develop a network of peer and administrative support across the Tri-College community

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Vanessa Christman, Asst. Dean and Director of Leadership and Community Development— vchristm@brynmawr.edu or 610-526-6594.

2012 Tri-Co

Tri-Co 2012


Tri Co Institute August 2012