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About Us

As a member of Modern Perspectives you will have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of educational and recreational activities. In the recent past, the Modern Perspectives community council and residents organized events that included:

Learning:
  • "Pizza & Politics" - community viewings of the Presidential Debates or State of the Union address on our big screen projector in the basement
  • Group trips to see and discuss films or on-campus play productions
  • Ted Talks: upperclassmen student leaders sharing tips, advice, and lessons learned
  • RLC-Linked Programming: in-hall faculty visits, lectures, and socials
  • DISCOVER groups to find and focus a sense of vocation and purpose in life
Helping others:
  • Service Auction
  • SCAAP Service Trips
  • Penny Wars Fundraiser
  • Supply, Clothing, and Christmas Gift Drives
  • Modern Perspectives KIVA account run by Community Council
Social:
  • Annual Halloween dance "The Dunne-geon"
  • Thanksgiving "Dunner"
  • Weekly social programs on Tuesday nights
  • "Mr. MP" contest and the Mr. RLC competition
  • Regular competitive events between floors as part of a yearlong olyMPIcs Competition
Sports:
  • Intramural Teams
  • Super Bowl Party
  • March Madness Brackets Tournament
  • San Francisco Giants and 49er's Games
Just Plain Fun:
  • Community Council's End of the Year Carnival
  • San Francisco Day Trips
  • Santa Cruz Beach Trips
  • Resident Minister Small Group Meetings
  • Floor field trips to local area attractions like Sky High, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, and whatever YOU suggest.  Get involved and make it happen!