January 19-21, 2018
Bryn Mawr College has the distinction of being one of the most compositionally diverse liberal arts colleges, measured across a variety of students' backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs. Once here on campus, students have many opportunities to learn about and benefit from this diversity; however, meaningful dialogue across similarities and differences and about the lived impacts of diversity on campus and in a larger societal and global context does not always follow naturally. Dimensions of Diversity, hosted by the Pensby Center, will challenge students to explore their own and each other's experiences, while providing participants with enhanced skills to navigate sometimes difficult conversations.
Participants must arrive on campus and be ready to begin the program by 2:00 pm Friday, January 19, 2018. The program concludes Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
Through participation in a two and a half day immersion experience, students will reflect on aspects of their own and others' identities and experiences; explore concepts of power, privilege, and oppression related to social identity group memberships; learn to recognize how power dynamics impact privileged and subordinated identities; develop dialogic skills for engaging across differences; and practice skills to address and navigate issues of difference within interpersonal interactions.
Dimensions of Diversity is open to Bryn Mawr College undergraduate students of all class years. Space is limited to 25 participants. There is no charge for the program; however, participants are required to attend all parts of the program. Participants are not required to apply for winter break housing but as students move into their spring semester housing assignment. Students who live off campus may apply, but should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until spaces are filled, but applications submitted by Wednesday, November 15 will be reviewed first. Apply online:
If the above link does not work for you, please cut and paste into your browser. If you have already applied as a student resource person, you need not submit both applications. Your application will also be considered for the participant group.