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 - suites 206/209

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 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 For CURRENT STUDENTS

  • Step 1: Applications become live on February 1, 2019 and are due by March 1, 2019
  • Step 2: Final decisions will be made and emailed by March 6, 2019
  • Step 3: Students offered admittance to the community will need to confirm by March 13, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is the deadline to apply?
A: The deadline for current students is March 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.

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 community.

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 another member of the community or 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: Students will find out the week of March 4, 2019.