The Hall for Change, also known as the Social Justice Living-Learning Community, is a student directed learning community (SDLC) for students passionate about making positive social change on campus, in their communities, and in the world.  Students will take an active role in civic engagement and learn about themes relevant to their interests and current injustices in the world.  Themes of systemic oppression will be woven throughout the year, with specific focus on problems that members of marginalized groups face and how to support them by working with the community to make sustainable change.  There will be various activities and discussions, including but not limited to faculty and community speakers, reflections, rallies, and opportunities for advocacy and service on campus and in the community.  Students will participate in dialogues to challenge the status quo in regards to beliefs on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, citizenship, political ideology, and other identities. The SDLC will have a mutually beneficial relationship with a community partner, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding and take part in work being done locally to alleviate negative stigmas and provide support for marginalized groups.

Where is it?

The Hall for Change Student Directed Learning Community is located in the Colonnades Neighborhood.

Community Goals

  • To promote a deeper awareness and understanding of current systemic issues, why they started, how they still exist today, what can be done to combat them.
  • To obtain a level of comfort with opening dialogues about current social issues with peers and community members.
  • To participate in civic engagement and build relationships with the Alamance County community.
  • To grow personally and interpersonally and have a safe space and brave space to share experiences and identities.
  • To gain an understanding of micro, mezzo, and macro systems while participating in advocacy and service for social, political, economic, and educational equality and equity.
  • To gain skills in lobbying, rally planning, community organizing, voter registration, self-care etc.


  • Partner with other organizations to make positive change
  • Develop skills for how to engage in advocacy and civic engagement
  • Plan or attend rallies, marches, speakers, and events on campus and in the community
  • Increase self-awareness through the exploration of identity and beliefs, while also learning how to have dialogues with individuals of different identities or beliefs
  • Work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff who share your passions for social justice to educate others

How do I apply?

Please visit this page to fill out an application. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are open now and are due February 11th at 11:59p.m. 

Contact information

Co-Director: Amy Belfer-

Education Chair: Sophia Diaz-

Communications Chair: Jessie Clodfelter-