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 2015 Summer Institute will take place from August 19-25. 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. There are no fees or additional costs to participants in the Tri-Co program.
The Tri-College Summer Institute is designed to:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stephanie Nixon, Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator — firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-6571.
Apply for the 2015 Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Institute. Applications are due by 5 pm EDT June 18, 2015.
Emmett Binkowski '16 (Head)
Kiran Mansukhani '17
Olivia Porte '18
Rochelle Waite '16