Ethics in Action
What do colleges, a monastery and an army barracks have in common? Living with other people can offer some serious challenges. Even when you have a common idea or goal that brings you together, small (and large) differences in ways of living can arise: How and when you communicate; sharing food or space; sharing in someone else's fears and celebrating their successes. Every day we are faced with situations that challenge how we see the world and what we value, and that means we are faced with ethical questions. What would it mean to bring together the practical considerations of life in the residence halls, with academic courses that help you think deeply and richly about community life?
Please consider applying for a sophomore, course-based Learning-Living Community: Ethics in Action. The goal of the Ethics in Action LLC is to encourage students to re-imagine and practice ethical community living.
An information session will be held on Tuesday, January 29 at 6 p.m. in the Marycrest 2nd floor meeting room, and on Wednesday, February 13 at 6 p.m. in Marianist 112.
Ethics in Action Overview
An integrated classroom and residential learning experience that seeks to help you answer the question of how does one live ethically in community? Students will live together in a group of apartments in Gardens on E. Stewart Street and take two classes together over the course of the academic year. Service projects, retreats and programming opportunities will be offered to complement the experience.
All members of the Ethics in Action LLC are expected to:
- Participate for two semesters in a Learning Living Community based in Garden Apartments on E. Stewart Street
- Register for Dr. Bennett's REL 360: Christian Ethics course in the fall and a project-based ASI course in the Spring
- Engage in 100 hours of community-based education and/or service learning, ie. Retreats, field trips, and community projects.
- An integrated classroom and residential learning experience
- Fulfillment of at least one general education requirement
- $1500 Scholarship, disbursed as two $750 stipends at the beginning of each semester, non-renewable for the next academic year
- Guaranteed space in Garden Apartments on E. Stewart Street for your living group before the general Sophomore lottery
Apply as a Group
- Form a 2 or 4 person group with others who are interested in this experience by Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 4:30pm:
- Complete the group application and essay (.doc)
- Print your group application and copies of the letters of support and turn it into 220 Gosiger, Attention: Ethics in Action Sophomore LLC Planning committee
- Applicants will receive communication about their application status the week of March 4, 2013
If you have questions, please contact:
- Lily Robles - Area Coordinator, Marianist Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rachel Wagner - Associate Director, Housing and Residence Life, email@example.com
- Jana Bennett - Asst. Professor, Department of Religious Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Don Pair - Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, email@example.com