Jewish Cultural Studies Program

Program Overview

The Jewish Cultural Studies Program (JCS) connects residents to academic programming, facilitates interfaith dialogue with an emphasis on identity exploration, and creates new opportunities for residents to learn more about Jewish culture while building both a floor and house community.

JCS offers students the chance to shape their Rodin experience by taking on leadership roles and planning events for the floor and the house.

Program Objectives and Intended Outcomes

  • Gain a sense of self by experiencing a safe, supportive, and respectful environment in which to explore aspects of their own identity and the diversity of others. 
  • Gain a sense of academic purpose by interacting with students and faculty from a variety of academic disciplines.
  • Gain a sense of community by engaging with Rodin College House and other campus life.
  • Gain a sense of ownership in creating their own University and house experience.
  • Gain an understanding of Jewish Culture through history and tradition.

Participation Expectations

Members of the Jewish Cultural Studies floor should expect to attend floor meetings and events. JCS students should expect to create opportunities for students throughout the Rodin community to experience and learn about Jewish Culture. Additionally, JCS students should be active members of the Rodin College House community. This includes participation in Rodin House Council, the Rodin 24 program series, and other house traditions. 


Application Information

Room Selection Information 

The Program Community GRAs and Rodin Senior Staff will review all applications. If additional information is needed by the committee, your suite / apartment will be contacted.