One of the most exciting parts about coming to college is finding your true self. In addition to this, it’s also a pretty incredible opportunity to meet and make friends with people from all different backgrounds. Open House, the gender-learning community at UW-Madison is a vibrant lakeshore community of students, staff and faculty dedicated to examining gender and sexuality. Open House is a place to build community and explore the diversity of the human experience. Students enjoy a tight-knit environment and unique programming, like open mic, movie and game nights, and mentorship from faculty and staff across campus.
Residents of the community have the opportunity to take a one-credit seminar that discusses both historical and contemporary issues facing the LGBTQ community. In this seminar, you will be able to discuss how we construct, negotiate and transgress norms and identities. Topics have included first-person narratives and LGBTQ activism. Students from all genders, sexualities, and racial/ethnic/cultural backgrounds/disciplines are invited to learn in Open House’s welcoming and inclusive space within the beautiful Phillips Hall.
Contact: Emma Zeldin (Program Coordinator)