The Department of Housing and Residential Education is launching a pilot Social Justice Advocate Program. Students interested in inclusion, diversity, religious differences, gender issues and LGBT issues are encouraged to apply.
The pilot program will allow students to help plan events in their community and train community government members, acting as a “social justice voice” for their hall, according to an email from the housing department.
“Adding a social justice advocate program to community government is a great idea,” said sophomore Carolina Valder. “It’s definitely important to have one person or group whose key purpose is to focus on inclusiveness to raise awareness about minority experience at UNC, different socioeconomic backgrounds, different gender-based needs, and dietary needs and religious considerations.”
The housing department already works to educate students and staff in multicultural competency, such as its Multicultural Advisor program.