Through the shared reading and discussion experience, we aim to help students explore critical topics, learn about themselves and others, and begin to build a sense of community around this shared experience.
In the summer, every new student receives the shared reading selection and a reading guide outlining how students can engage with the book. During their first semester on campus, students will participate in a five-week discussion series centered on themes in the book. These discussions are lead by trained co-facilitators consisting of a faculty/staff member and an undergraduate peer.
Students’ participation in the discussion groups will be factored in as a percentage of their anchor course grade.