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 contemporary media, including, films, TV programs, cartoons and music videos. In this seminar, you will be able to discuss how the media constructs, negotiates and transgresses norms and identities. Coming to college, you probably did not think that you would be watching Lady Gaga music videos for class, but Open House makes that a reality. 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)