House Life

Living Cultures Residential Program

This lively program emphasizes global thinking from its members and provides a cross-cultural living experience, complemented by colorful and multifaceted activities. Members shape its direction and celebrate the range and variety of cultures that make up the Penn and Philadelphia communities. Leadership and interactive learning are vitally important, 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