Social Justice Housing

Mission Statement

This community challenges students to explore social change, diversity, and issues of justice. In the tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross, this residential community engages students' minds and hearts to study and address the injustices present in our world. Through programming, dialogue, and service, this special interest housing community empowers students with the competence to see and courage to act.

Examples of topics discussed

  • Socioeconomic status
  • Race
  • Access to Healthcare & Education
  • Food Justice
  • Environment
  • Human Trafficking
  • Ability
  • Immigration

Learning Outcomes of the Community

Students will be able to articulate an area of passion within Social Justice before the end of the academic year Students will develop the skills to inquire, study, and advocate for social change Through service, students will experience social justice issues throughout the greater Easton/Brockton area


Notre Dame du Lac Hall

Eligibility & Requirements

  • This housing area will be available to students in all four class years.
  • Students will be expected to participate in bi-weekly discussions and programs hosted within the area.
  • Students will be expected to participate in monthly service trips organized for the area.
  • Only students accepted into the area will be eligible to live in this community.  Requested roommates or other friends not accepted into the community cannot be pulled into the community.

Application Process & Community Timeline

  • Step 1: Applications: May 1, 2017 - July 9, 2017
  • Fall 2017 move-in: Friday August 25, 2017
  • Fall Training: Saturday August 26, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the deadline to apply?
A: The deadline for freshmen/transfer students is July 9, 2017

Q: Can students request each other as roommates?
A: Students can request to be roommates through MyHousing as long as all students involved have applied for and been accepted to the social justice housing area.

Q: Do I need to apply with a roommate?
A: No.  Students do not need to have a roommate in mind to enter this community.  Students who do not have a roommate will be housed with a roommate chosen by the Residence Life Office.

Q: When will students find out if they have been accepted to the Social Justice special interest housing area?
A: Upperclassmen students will find out the week of March 27, 2017.  Entering first year students will find out the week of July 17, 2017.