Pride Place

Pride Place

Pride Place is a residential community committed to the personal wellness and academic success of students of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We envision a housing community in which every LGBTQ+ student feels safe, included, and empowered. As residents, students will learn about the LGBTQ+ community and its many intersections, build relationships, and actively engage in the community.

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Community Structure:

  • Pillars are the foundation and central tenets of the community. Pillars serve as the guiding principles and commitments for the community to provide residents. The pillars for Pride Place include:

    • Community Development

    • Public Service & Advocacy

    • Identity Exploration & Empowerment

    • Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Intersectionality

  • Learning objectives are the the outcomes that capture what knowledge, skills, and attitudes residents should be able to exhibit after living in this community.

  • Identity and value formation

    • Increase understanding of self through critical reflection of identities, beliefs, and values

    • Acknowledge and understand themselves as an important component in larger communities and social systems: their university, their state, their country, and the globalizing world

    • Explore their own identities and cultures while acknowledging the perspectives and biases they may hold

  • Cultural Competency

    • Discover the differences and intersections which may exist between diverse groups of people, and appreciate the uniqueness of every individual

    • Acquire sufficient understanding and knowledge about systems of privilege and social power

    • Gain appreciation and respect for cultural differences and similarities among and between diverse groups

  • Communication

    • Learn to practice open and honest discussion regularly to build healthy personal and professional relationships

    • Become confident in leading and facilitating conversations on topics like diversity while remaining sensitive to all perspectives

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