Campus Housing Options

 

Social Justice Wing

The Social Justice Wing is a space that celebrates and affirms the diverse backgrounds of all its residents. Whether ability, body size/appearance, gender identity, nationality, political affiliation, sexual orientation, social class, race, religion/spirituality, or other identities, students are encouraged to bring their whole selves to Social Justice Wing. The wing is a safe space, where students may discuss their differences and pluralistic identities without fear of slurs, attacks or discrimination. With neighbors of different identities and backgrounds, we can learn about our differences and celebrate, rather than suppress them.

The Social Justice Wing creates opportunities for students to learn about issues such as abelism, cisgenderism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, and more. Weaving together personal experience and information on discrimination, privilege and oppression, and social change, the wing works to empower residents to be advocates for social justice in all that they do. Through a variety of programs and activities, the Social Justice Wing offers a dynamic experience for students wishing to grow as community leaders, excel academically, and build community.

Residents of Social Justice Wing are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) courses in the spring semester, which are a joint partnership through the UA Cultural Centers and Residence Life. IGDs are peer-led, for credit, courses that explore issues of social justice and encourage participants to take action! IGD is a great way for residents of Social Justice Wing to apply what they are learning by living in the community to their academic work.

The Social Justice Wing comprises 7 double rooms (14 beds) in Pima Hall. The wing also offers the option of gender-inclusive roommate pairings, for those interested. For more information please visit the Social Justice Wing website.

To Apply please visit: http://www.life.arizona.edu/home/hall-living/featured-communities/social-justice-wing

Resources for Transgender, Genderqueer, Agender, Non-Binary and Gender Variant Students 

Residence Life is committed to supporting the self-identity of every student. If you identify as transgender, genderqueer, agender, gender variant or non-binary and would like to talk about your housing options, please contact one of the staff below. We are very interested in discussing any questions you may have about on-campus housing, and a placement that is right for you. This conversation is part of a confidential process. 

Please note that it is important to discuss your housing options as soon as possible, while the widest range of options is still available. 

For students who have already completed a housing application and indicated their gender as "Transgender/Other," you will be contacted directly by Residence Life's Coordinator of Social Justice Education to discuss placement in the UA residence halls that is right for you. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Arizona!If you have any questions, please contact:

Jessica Mendiola, Community Director for Babcock Hall
mendiola@life.arizona.edu
(520) 626-9330

OR
Jennifer Hoefle, Program Director for LGBTQ Affairs
jhoefle@email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-1996

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