Metropolitan/Urban University Approach to Residential Learning Communities: Building Community One Building at A Time

  • Karen M. Whitney Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Learning Communities


Naming 23 new campus houses provided an opportunity to remember and recognize our culturally rich history and heritage by celebrating our campus heroes, community leaders, and major donors. This approach involves the family and friends of the honorees and is more than just names on buildings. Naming of the houses is one example of our institutional efforts to increase the campus climate for diversity, increasing campus pride and strengthening our connection to the metropolitan area.