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A Living Learning Community

"The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us."
- Dorothy Day


What is the purpose of this community?

The Social Justice Living Learning Community is an opportunity for sophomore students to live on two floors in Straz Tower and focus on creating positive social change.

Participants will take one class with fellow community members each semester:

Fall semester: Philosophy 1001, Philosophy of Human Nature
Spring semester: Philosophy 2310, Philosophy of Ethics

The courses include a service-learning component designed to enhance students' academic experience through engagement with Milwaukee.

Spend your sophomore year living with others who have similar goals: advocating for justice issues, whether poverty or fair trade, the environment or education.

What will I gain by being part of the community?

As a member of the Social Justice Living Learning Community, you will:

What can I do to be a part of the community?

All interested students must meet the following qualifications:

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions.

To apply for the 2017-2018 academic year fill out an application at:

Priority deadline is February 27, 2017 all applications are due March 10, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Gerth, Assistant Director for Residence Life Education at

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