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Priority will given to applications received by June 24, 2015

The Pluralism & Unity Program (P&U) is a unique program that provides first-year students an opportunity to build strong and effective relationships within and across racial, ethnic, national, and cultural backgrounds. Encompassing all of Macalester's core values (multiculturalism, internationalism, academic excellence, and civic engagement), the P&U Program is an excellent opportunity to be part of what makes Macalester so special--students, staff, and faculty from many different parts of the world; the varied cultural backgrounds that each person brings; and the college's location in a major metropolitan area in the United States. Whatever our backgrounds and identities are, we all have important stories to tell and important things to learn from one another.

For more information about the Pluralism and Unity program, visit our website.

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Please respond to the following 4 questions. You may find it helpful to compose your response in a word processor/editor and then paste the response into the appropriate area on this form.

1. Describe your racial, ethnic, and national identities. What do these mean to you, and how do they intersect with your other social identities (i.e., gender, socioeconomic status, religion, sexuality, etc.)?

2. What country did you grow up in? How have your multiple identities been impacted by your country of origin?

3. What is your previous experience, if any, with issues related to race/racism, intercultural relationships, multiculturalism, and/or social justice?

4. Explain your reasons for wanting to be a part of the Pluralism & Unity Program. What would you like to learn about yourself and others? Why do you think it is important to explore issues of race, nationality, identity, and multiculturalism in a diverse group of your peers?

**I understand that participation in this program will require me to attend weekly meetings on Thursdays from 4:30pm - 6pm. These weekly meetings will be consist of either a class, a small group meeting, or a community engagement. I will commit to attending these meetings, and if a conflict exists for me with attending these meetings, I am aware that I may be ineligible to participate in the program. My initials below indicate I have read and understand this program requirement.


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