Social Change LLC

Social Change LLC Social Change LLC

The Social Change Living Learning Community is a gathering place for residents of all backgrounds and identities. In this community we seek to foster connection, engage in self-reflection, and participate in ongoing dialogue surrounding inclusion, equity, advocacy, and community change through service. We collaborate to enrich our collective Lewis & Clark experiences as follows:

  • We prioritize listening to underrepresented voices and perspectives.
  • We encourage growth through self-reflection, awareness of identities, and an understanding of shared and individual experiences as we exist within complex systems.
  • We partner with organizations that have shared goals of social progress through advocacy and service both within the Lewis and Clark community and the Greater Portland Metro area.
  • We examine our roles in the co-creation of an inclusive, accepting, and pluralistic society.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of living in the Social Change LLC, students will:

  • explore multiple ways of being and knowing
  • be empowered to create changes they want to see in their communities
  • develop strategies to dialogue across difference
  • receive mentorship and engage in intentional programming by peer staff (RAs) who have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Social Change Living-Learning Community is housed in Akin Hall and is cultivated through an on-going partnership with the Office of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement as well as the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement.

Area Director: Hannah Machado

Campus Partners: Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, Joann Zhang, Director