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University offers 'social justice' themed student housing

The University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux logo at Ralph Engelstad Arena in 2010.

The University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux logo at Ralph Engelstad Arena in 2010.  (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)

The University of North Dakota is offering a special housing option for students “interested in learning more about and practicing principles of social justice,” reports Campus Reform.

The newly established Social Justice Living-Learning Community will endeavor to provide social justice-oriented students with opportunities for “creating and leading positive social change,” according to its website.

The Social Justice LLC is intended to create a welcoming atmosphere for all students, regardless of “age, size, gender, sexual orientation, identity or identity expression, disability, race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, cultural background, socio-economic status, or religious affiliation or conviction.”

The new community will give to students the option of requesting “gender inclusive housing assignments,” meaning that students will be able to choose a roommate “with whom they are most comfortable without consideration to the individual’s sex, gender or gender expression.”

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