INTERSXTIONS

About the Community

The IntersXtions Living Learning Community (IntersXtions) welcomes undergraduate students from all majors who wish to explore issues of social justice and diversity through academic and community engagement. Through service-learning projects, facilitated dialogues, and for-credit courses, the LLC fosters a safe (and brave) space for students to confront a multitude of social inequalities.

The purpose of the Living Learning Community is to facilitate diversity and social justice experiences that enrich the academic and social pursuits of undergraduate students in a community setting. 

Eligibility Requirements

To be a participant in the IntersXtions LLC, students must:

  1. Be an undergraduate student in any major; special consideration given to students with a Women’s and Gender Studies major and minor
  2. Interest and/or experience in social justice and diversity
  3. Apply and complete an on-campus housing application

Program Components

Fall Semester: WGST/AFST 289: IntersXtions LLC 1 (1 credit hour)

Spring Semester: WGST/AFST 289: IntersXtions LLC 2 (1 credit hour)

Prerequisite courses. Can be taken concurrent (at the same time) with IntersXtions participation:

  • AFST 201: Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AFST 209/PSYC 209: Psychology of Culture and Diversity
  • AFST 317/SOCI 317: Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • LMAS 201: Introduction to Latin/Mexican American Studies
  • WGST 200: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies
  • WGST 207/SOCI 207: Introduction to Gender & Society
  • WGST 420/COMM 420: Gender and Communication

Other International and Cultural Diversity (ICD) courses as approved on an individual basis by Dr. Kristan Poirot.

At the beginning and end of the academic year, students will be invited to enjoy food and fun with faculty and staff.
Students will be invited to special dinners with professors, guest speakers, and community leaders.
Every month students will gather to discuss a timely and relevant topic of interest to LLC members.
Addressing a social justice issue through community action and/or service will be a component of the required LLC class(es). 
Students within the community often self-coordinate additional social events including but not limited to bowling night, community dinners, campus traditions, intramural sports, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Location

Hart Hall

*This location was selected for its lowest price point/cost to enable as many students as possible to join the community. Thus, to minimize the barriers of socioeconomic status for participation.

Roommates

Auto-assigned to a room within one of the buildings based on roommate questionnaire, including roommate preferences. Then, there will be a time period specified in the acceptance letters for members to change their room assignment within the community via the myHousing Portal – if desired.

Get Connected

Affiliated Faculty and Staff Contact Information

Name Title Department Email Phone
Dr. Kristan Poirot Associate Professor Communication/Women’s & Gender Studies poirot@tamu.edu  979.845.2842
Dustin Grabsch Coordinator Department of Residence Life dgrabsch@tamu.edu 979.862.9172