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Identity -11.06.14

There are four phases of this program:

Phase 1: Introduce and educate the residents about the different forms of identity. For example: Race vs. ethnicity , gender vs. sex, etc. After a formal introduction and discussion about this.

Phase 2: Have the residents get a piece of paper and draw what they feel is apart of their identity. They can use that drawing as a source of motivation and a...

Stepping Stones to Realization -12.2.14


Tue, Dec 02, 2014 9:15 PM

Based off the childhood game of lava, residents are not allowed to step on the ground but only on the stepping stones. Stones will be placed around the lounge, and each stone is a different color and number. The color and number will represent different questions about identity and social justice.

Spirit Flowers


Sat, Nov 22, 2014 5:00 PM

Students can come make a potted plant by decorating the outside of a water bottle and planting their spirit flowers.

Genderbread Person


Thu, Oct 16, 2014 10:26 PM

Created a poster with the Gender Bread Person and the spectrum of identities.

College Collage


Tue, Oct 21, 2014 9:30 PM

Residents will create their own collages to post in their rooms/boards/etc. about what they hope their college experience will be like.

4th Floor Puzzle


Sat, Dec 13, 2014 9:00 PM

As a member of 4th floor you are part of a community, yet you are an individual. This program allows you to express how your uniqueness works to form the community that is 4th floor B dorm

Pizza & Paint


Mon, Nov 24, 2014 9:00 PM

This event is aimed to provide a safe space for students to discuss their personal identities as a student and the complexities that arise between home and university. Because it is right before Thanksgiving break, I wanted to give students an opportunity to relieve their potential stress or anxiety of visiting home through painting with community members. If students fee comfortable, they ca...

Pieces of the Pie

Residents will come together for a guided conversation about different pieces of their identity, sharing how these identities have shaped their experiences as students, and how these identities come together to make them who they are. Certain terms will be put up and defined around the room to help the conversation flow. After conversation, and in honor of the holiday season, we will be makin...

The I Am Project


Sat, Oct 18, 2014 1:34 PM

Everyday students are forced to face the stereotypes and labels that other people say with the phrases "you are so_____" "he is_____" "she is so______" and "they are just______" The I am project is going to allow students to take back their identity and reflect on who they are by filling out cards that say "I am_____" throughout the hall.

A Taste of Difference - 11/24/14

Residents will have the opportunity to express their individuality through ice cream and the different toppings offered to them.

Identity Cookies


Sun, Oct 12, 2014 4:00 PM

Residents will decorate cookies according to questions about identity which will be asked by the RA.

Preferred Pronoun Info Sheet

A lot of people first coming into college have had little exposure to the concept of any gender identities that do not correspond to biology. This program will focus on giving information to the residents about gender variance and the concept of preferred pronouns. It will also emphasize the acceptance of all people, regardless of gender identity, and express the concept of gender as a fluid p...

E2W Identify Me 11/16/14


Sun, Nov 16, 2014 10:00 PM

The purpose of this event is to bring to light the many ways in which people identify each other. In this program I will have residents separate into groups of 3 or 4 and "identify" a person in their group. Resident participation will be voluntarily and they will also have the option of opting out. They will "identify" each other by writing on a piece of paper and guessing a person's backgroun...

Say Cheese!

I will provide the residents in my hall with a community camera (disposable) that they will use to take a group selfie as well as pictures of common interests, hobbies, or identities.

Come Out for Cookies


Sat, Oct 11, 2014 9:00 PM

Enjoy cookies, comedians, and community in honor of National Coming Out Day. Come to the community room for some cookie decorating, some awesome queer comedians off the ole youtube, and a great space to bond in.

Identity Bracelet and Ice cream floats

Teaching students about making friendship bracelets. The bracelet and the choice of color is used as a representation of themselves as an individual. Also the bracelet can be simply used as a souvenir from their first year in college.

Building 8 Bonding Program

We will be doing ice breakers and other fun activities to learn more about the people who live in Building 8.

Let It Go


Fri, Dec 05, 2014 10:00 PM

Watch Disney's Frozen. Make paper snowflakes by cutting up written statements of what weighs us down and let them go. Eat ice cream.


Tea and hot water will be provided. Residents can come and go as they please, enjoy tea, and learn about their identities through various personality tests (Myers Briggs, Enneagram, etc).

Zombie Apocalypse


Wed, Aug 13, 2014 8:00 PM

This program was designed to educate students on emergency preparedness, survival skills, and fire safety using a zombie apocalypse theme.