Tri-College Equity, Identity, and Social Justice Summer Institute - August 21-27, 2013
The Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Summer Institute is a weeklong 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.
For Haverford students, Tri-Co is a gateway to the Rufus Jones Leadership Institute on campus, and Haverford students will have the opportunity to meet with current students and young alumni whose leadership and activism shape life on campus as well as in the many communities in which Haverford is invested.
The 2013 Summer Institute will take place from August 21-27. 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
For Haverford participants, Tri-Co is part of the Rufus Jones Leadership Institute, and Haverford participants will be focusing on leadership development opportunities as part of their transition into Haverford’s intellectual and social communities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Arielle Diggs, Graduate Assistant in the Dean’s Office and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, or Theresa Tensuan, Dean of Multicultural Affairs and the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.