House Life

Living Cultures Residential Program

The Living Cultures Residential Program emphasizes global thinking with its members and provides a cross-cultural living experience, complemented by colorful and multifaceted hall activities. Members shape its direction and celebrate the range and variety of cultures that make up the Penn and Philadelphia communities. Residents will have the opportunity to lead hall events and outings to cultural events and spaces around Philadelphia. Leadership and interactive learning interests are vitally important in this group, and members enjoy sharing their experiences with each and other House residents. Students from all ethnicities, religions and nationalities live together in a multicultural and multinational setting, and reap all of the benefits that diversity brings--making this strong, well-rounded House even stronger.

Goals: The Living Cultures Program gives first-year students an introduction to Penn’s multicultural environment. It also provides students from different backgrounds with the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones, to take on leadership roles, and to experience interactive learning within a diverse, supportive community.

Marilynne Diggs-Thompson, Riepe House Dean

Program Members: 27