Unity - McLaughlin-Walsh Hall
Unity- Engaging Diversity for the Common Good
Unity offers students numerous opportunities to explore all aspects of diversity. 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." We offer programs and events in a wide range of diversity themed topics such as: Social Justice, Socioeconomic, Sexuality/Gender, Culture/Race, Religion, National Origin and much more. The exploration, understanding and appreciation of diversity are fostered through courses, co-curricular programming and residential programming. We strongly believe that exposure and understanding of different ways of thinking is essential to reaching one's potential. It is with this in mind that we plan and implement opportunities for our students to learn about a world larger than themselves, Unity, SCU or their country and then act on this knowledge for the common good. Join us in learning how to be who we are without excluding others.
Programs & Themed Floors
Unity RLC is located in McLaughlin-Walsh and houses 250 first year and sophomore students. The Unity Staff includes a Spirituality Facilitator, a Resident Director, a Faculty Director, an Assistant Resident Director and six Community Facilitators. To provide additional interaction with professors, Unity has a Faculty office where the Faculty Director as well as writing tutors, advisors and many other professors that teach in classes of Unity residents hold weekly office hours.
Are you interested in and willing to share in the diversity of cultures and interests that make up our world, our country and Santa Clara University?
Diversity & Civic Engagement
The Unity Residential Learning Community is open to first year and sophomore students who seek a deeper understanding and appreciation of diversity as a catalyst for social and civic engagement.
Students with different backgrounds and academic interests join to understand the role diversity plays as a catalyst for social justice and reflect on a wide range of diversity themed topics such as: Social Justice, Socioeconomic status, Sexuality/Gender, Culture/Race, Religion and much more.
Unity offers you numerous opportunities to learn about all aspects of diversity while having fun and building relationships. Courses associated with the Unity RLC, co-curricular programming, and residential programming are designed to foster community and your exploration, understanding, and appreciation of diversity. In addition numerous events happen through out the year designed to make your experience in Unity fun. These can range from hall-wide karaoke and cookies night to a trip to Santa Cruz to doing yoga on the beach!
The Global Passport Community(GPC) invites students to live-out Santa Clara's mission of building a more humane, just, faith-filled and sustainable world". This community is comprised of students interested in global studies, cross-cultural education and those eager to learn about the world in all of its beauty and complexity. GPC offers students a culturally diverse learning environment and is ideal for both international students and those returning or preparing to go abroad. As part of the Unity Residential Learning Community, students will explore notions of global citizenship and how one's individual identity (race, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, national identity) translates into global and familiar systems of power and privilege.
Are you passionate about changing the world for the better? Are you interested in taking a journey of discovery and hope? Come learn about other religions, other belief systems and wisdom traditions, and yourself as we engage in interfaith/interbelief dialogue, take field trips to museums and sacred places, do service projects together, and just have fun! Come live on the Imagine Unity floor and make real what you can imagine.