RISE [Rains Intercultural Suite Experience]
The Student Housing Office is pleased to provide the theme community RISE (Rains Intercultural Suite Experience), a learning opportunity to students committed promoting self-awareness, engagement and advocacy to the ethos of interculturalism. RISE residents are housed in the six-person suite as well as adjacent suites in Rains Hall.
To create a safe, challenging environment for individuals to explore interculturalism and engage in honest discussions about issues related to interculturalism and their relevance to the campus community and beyond.
Participants in this community will be expected to participate in at least two intercultural/diversity opportunities provided by Loyola Marymount University. You will also be expected to attend community meetings and to contribute to the Rains Hall community through programs & the Intercultural bulletin boards.
The Rains Intercultural Community will work with their moderator to develop and sign an Intercultural Learning Community Housing Agreement. This Community Standards Agreement will provide guidance for the governance of the three suites. The standards will address issues of daily living and methods for resolving interpersonal conflicts.
As a member of the Intercultural Suites in Rains Hall, you will also be expected to:
- Plan and implement at least one program a semester with your suitemates and maintain the Intercultural Community Bulletin Board on a rotating schedule with all eighteen participants.
- Attend and participate in community meetings.
- Participate in Intercultural workshops and/or workgroup opportunities.
- Help with one major, campus-wide intercultural project a year.
As a participant, you have the opportunity to choose at least two of the following opportunities:
- Visit the Museum of Tolerance and other Los Angeles area cultural institutions.
- Plan and participate in the Fall Dialogues on Race Relations. Direction will come from the moderator, Professor Henry Ward. There will be several diverse opportunities available for each member to choose from so they may contribute in their own special way to this program.
- Plan and participate in the Intercultural SUMMIT. A workshop designed to assist the cultural conflicts happening in local high schools.
- Attend the intercultural retreat.
- Participate on a planning committee/workgroup for Spring Fest, Latino Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian Pacific Month, and/or Fresh Fest.
You may also choose to enroll in Liberal Arts 291 in the fall semester and/or Liberal Arts 292 in the spring semester.
How to apply to the RISE community
To access the applications for the RISE theme housing programs, please log in to MYLMU. Select "system logins" from the top right to access "student housing online services" option from the drop down menu. Select the "my housing" tab and the link titled "forms."
For further information
Please contact Johnny Peters
, Resident Director of Rains at (310) 258-8631 or email email@example.com for more information regarding the program.