Stevenson College

Self and Society

Stevenson College’s theme, Self and Society, emphasizes the goals of both self-understanding and active participation in one’s community to give students a greater understanding of themselves and their cultures, and to help them think globally.

Academic Requirements

Stevenson’s two-quarter core course, Self and Society, focuses on the relationship between the self and society, and offers students an interdisciplinary introduction to the diverse historical, cultural, and intellectual traditions and texts that provide the basis of modern society. Students meet in seminars two or three times each week to discuss reading and writing assignments. Skills in analytic thinking, writing, and speaking are emphasized.

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Educational Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • The Junior Fellows Program allows selected Stevenson juniors and seniors to teach in the core course.
  • Home to Rainbow Theater, Stevenson College is committed to narrowing the divide between politics and art through a tradition of theater and performance.
  • Rosa Parks African American Theme House (R.PAATH) provides a living-learning opportunity for students whose interests span historical, present day, and future experiences of predominantly Black/African American peoples.
  • Stevenson College offers a number of scholarships and research opportunities.
  • Upper-division students help entering students succeed by participating in the Writing Assistants Program.
  • There are ample opportunities for involvement in organizations unique to the college: Stevenson Student Council, Multicultural Awareness Club, Path to a Greener Stevenson.
  • Housing themes and special interest communities at Stevenson include Social Justice and the Rosa Parks African American Theme House (R.PAATH).

Housing and Dining

  • Stevenson College housing includes residence halls and apartments.
  • A dining hall and cafe are located at the college.

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