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Unity is a four-year Residential Learning Community open to all undergraduates who seek a deeper understanding and appreciation of diversity as a catalyst for social and civic engagement. The theme of Unity is grounded in one of the University’s fundamental values: “We cherish our diverse community and the roots that must sustain it: shared values amidst diversity, close personal relationships, effective communication, respect for others, and an engaged concern for the common good of the campus, the local community, and the global society.”
Unity offers you numerous opportunities to learn about all aspects of diversity. Courses associated with the Unity RLC, co-curricular programming, and residential programming are designed to foster your exploration, understanding, and appreciation of diversity. These activities may include a visit to the Angel Island immigration station, a lecture/demonstration on Japanese calligraphy, or a lecture and discussion led by a visiting scholar who lives in Unity while on campus. In addition, Unity can support programs or activities that you may wish to plan and present that relate to your particular interests.
To promote interaction with your teachers outside of class, Unity has a dedicated office where both the faculty director and many of the faculty who teach Unity-affiliated courses hold weekly office hours.