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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
May 29, 2015
Canadian Excellence

Sociology Residential Learning Community

The Sociology RLC is designed to provide students who are passionate about the dynamic study of social life. Students in this community will be engaged in the examination of how society is created, maintained and changed, and how this affects their everyday lives. Focusing on the Sociology Department at WLU, students will be enrolled in an introductory Sociology Course that will engage them in the areas of Equity and Social Justice. Through community service, social interactions and personal development, students in this RLC will gain a deep understanding of what it truly means to be a value-adding member of a vibrant community. These students will have the opportunity to discover the intricacies of society, evaluate potential career paths and develop meaningful relationships to enhance their Laurier experience.

This unique group of students will regularly interact with faculty members, work with community organizations and most importantly, become concerned and engaged citizens with a passion for social and global issues.

As this is a brand new RLC, the students have the amazing opportunity to help guide, create and decide the programs that they will take part in. Here are a few of the great ideas so far …

· Faculty and Guest Speakers in residence

· Community Service initiatives

· Supplemental Instruction study workshops

· Field trips to local organizations to explore possible career paths

· Social justice discussions

· Trips to visit local global governance organizations such as CIGI

NOTE:  Successful applicants will automatically be enrolled in a specific lecture and an RLC exclusive tutorial for SY101: Intro Sociology in the Fall 2012 term.These enrollments will appear on your LORIS account when you log in for the first time.

Please click here for information on how to apply.

Visit the Residence Life webpage for additional information or contact Dave Shorey, Associate Director of Residence Education, at or ext. 2181.