In partnership with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) Program, this LLC provides students with gender-neutral housing as well as the opportunity to participate in both programming and a one-credit course on LGBTQIA+ communities. Students in this community will share a floor section and bathroom with students of all gender-identities and have a resident assistant (RA) who is focused on supporting an inclusive community. During the fall semester of their first year in the LLC, students will be required to enroll in GSWS0002: LGBTQIA+ Communities, taught by Prof. Julie Beaulieu. This one-credit course will focus on ways in which LGBTQIA+ communities are and have been constructed.
In addition to taking the class, the LLC students will be offered general social, academic, wellness, diversity, etc. programming, but more importantly will be offered programming connected to the focus of the LLC. Additionally, the RA will work with the resident director (RD), Cross Cultural and Leadership Development (CCLD) staff and GSWS faculty to implement LLC specific programming including, lectures, film screenings, creative projects, colloquia, and reading groups.
Students participating in the Gender and Sexuality LLC have the opportunity to:
Participate in reading and discussion on the history of LGBTQIA+ communities.
Site visits and hear from guest speakers from Pittsburgh communities.
Be a part of a course reserved for students in the Gender and Sexuality Living Learning Community and will be graded satisfactory or no credit. (After their first year in the LLC, students choosing to return to the LLC would have the option of enrolling in the course again or serving as peer mentors to new members of the LLC.)
Connect with the Rainbow Alliance through orientation events and programming throughout the academic year.
Welcome to Lothrop Hall!
A building made up of all single space rooms, this building has a lot to offer! The ground floor offers a newly renovated outdoor patio with ample seating! There is a lounge on every floor, as well as a large fitness center, a laundry room or laundry chute options, a student mail center, and printing and computer kiosks in the lobby. Most single rooms have a wet sink and each wing has a communal bathroom and shower. Be respectful in the building, as the residents have kindly opened their spaces up to show you.
For more info, see https://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/reslife/llc/firstyear/