PLURALISM & UNITY PROGRAM APPLICATION
Priority will given to applications received by July 31, 2016
The Pluralism & Unity Program (P&U) was founded in 2003 by Macalester faculty and staff who wanted to create a program where students from diverse backgrounds could learn about privilege, power, and difference as it relates to students’ own lives, the Macalester College campus, and the Twin-Cities metropolitan area. As it states on the P&U website, “The mission of P&U is to create a community of first-year students who are committed to exploring and understanding issues of race, culture, identity, multiculturalism, social justice, and intercultural dialogue.”
The Pluralism & Unity Program (P&U) is a one-credit course for first-year students who wish to deepen their understanding, commitment and engagement with issues of social justice.
Through dialogues, and experiential roundtables, students will explore and learn about their social identities, understand privilege, oppression and power, build strong and effective relationships within and across difference, and reflect on ways to effectively work for social justice.
The Pluralism and Unity Program is ideal for students who demonstrate a commitment to social justice work, and are dedicated to develop in deeper understanding and action. P&U students should be ready and open to explore various social justice frameworks, to honestly self-reflect, and imagine themselves integrating this work in both short and long-term life goals.
P&U is open to all Macalester first year students. Students are required to enroll in the one-credit course (P/F) and required to be present in every class and roundtable session during Fall semester.
For more information, visit our website.
Questions about the application or program can be directed to the Dean of Multicultural Life, Chris MacDonald-Dennis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will given to applications received by July 31, 2016. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by August 12.