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Community Building Initiatives and Events

Initiative Goal: To build community across areas of difference AND similarities

For more information on how to get involved contact Graduate Assistant Alexandra Carroll at

Community Building Initiative

Learning Goals

1) Create an educationally purposeful environment—where faculty and students are attentive to experiences which strengthen teaching and learning across the disciplines to intellectually integrate the whole campus community.

2) Maintain an open environment—where free speech is protected and civility powerfully affirmed and communication is viewed as as a sacred trust and the mind is open to the challenge to change.

3) Contribute to a just community —where the sacredness of each person is honored and where diversity is aggressively pursued; where each human being is seen as loved by God and enters into a loving relationship with one another as part of God’s creation.

4) Sustain a disciplined community—where individuals accept their obligations to the group and where well defined governance procedure guide behavior for the common good through the adherence of an agreed upon community covenant; to emphasize how our own lives are connected with the dreams of all those with whom we share the journey of human existence.

5) Preserve a caring atmosphere—where the well being of each person is sensitively supported and the reality of their dependence on each other is discovered through service - a connection between what they learn and how they live, to express friendship with actions as well as words.

6) Contribute to a celebrative community —where the heritage of the institution is celebrated and where rituals affirming tradition and change are shared as well as used help to discover and compose the meaning of our experience to recall the past, to affirm tradition and build larger loyalties on campus.

The Community Buiding Initiative is based in Ernest Boyer's Six Principles of Community and the Jesuit Tradition.


Up Coming Initiatives

Bowman Art Collabortative

Open Call to Artists: With Authorization from the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center, the Bowman Art Collaborative is seeking proposals for artwork that showcase the Power of Youth Movements in Black History. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Art works will be showcased during a two hour Art at O’Neill Library in the Level One Gallery. The event will occur on Monday, February 2, 2015 with an installation date of January 31, 2015.

Submission packets are due by January 20th


Project X

Project X Interest Meeting
Are you interested in issues of intersectionality
and want to discuss how these issues effect us in both the BC and larger community as whole?
Project X is looking to grow as a group within the BC community,
and invites all interested students to join us for our first general meeting on
Tuesday, December 9 from 7:30pm to 9pm in Corcoran Commons, Boston Room. 
We will introduce Project X, discuss group interest, and facilitate an activity.
We hope you stop by and check us out! 

Past Events