Kresge College

Power and Representation

Kresge Colleges theme, Power and Representation, explores the many ways we constitute ourselves as individuals in relation to communities, focusing on representations of class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and race.

Academic Requirements

Kresge's core course, Power and Representation, is a course in the literature of individual and collective struggles for social justice, with an emphasis on dialogues about gender identity, anti-racism movements, documentation status and immigrants' rights. The common theme among our texts is a tension between how we, as individuals and communities, are seen, heard, and understood by others, and the way we understand, present, and perform ourselves. The course concludes with contemporary texts about productive individual and social action, toward solutions to problems of power and representation in society.

Educational Enrichment and Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Kresge is home to The Writing Center and Writers House.
  • Ecovillage living/learning community brings together first-year students who want to create a new world based on cooperation, justice, and sustainable living.
  • Housing options include Mixed-Gender, Single-Gender, and Ecovillage.
  • Kresge’s Common Ground Center promotes social and environmental change through undergraduate action-education.
  • Students shape their community through Transformative Action and Service Learning classes, Student Parliament, and the Kresge Multicultural Educational Committee.
  • Kresge Garden is the site of our organic garden and food systems classes.
  • The student-run Natural Food Co-op, Photo Co-op, and Music Co-op are located at Kresge.

Housing and Dining

  • Kresge's residential buildings house students in various apartment styles.
  • A dining hall is nearby.

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