Bears for a Just Community

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This LLC, located in Shannon House for the 2018-2019 academic year, is for first-year, returning, and transfer students in all majors.  The Bears for a Just Community is located in Shannon House for the 2017-2018 academic year.​

Are you passionate about human rights? Do today’s social issues form the foundation of your soapbox? Are you ready to find strength in numbers and advocate for a just community? If your answers are yes, this is the LLC for you.

Become an advocate and make a difference. Explore issues such as but not limited to homelessness and poverty, education, immigration, LGBTQ rights, and health care. Members of Bears for a Just Community LLC will have opportunities to get out into the community, explore issues, and converse with other social justice individuals to develop their minds and actions as individuals and community members.

Experiences include activities like:

  • “Bridegroom” Movie Night and discussion
  • “Fear of saying the wrong thing”- Diversity Panel
  • Boys and Girls Club Volunteering
  • Freaky Fairbanks Haunted House
  • SafeZone Training
  • Sammy’s Window Service Project
  • The Rare Breed Service Project

Support and Faculty/Staff Involvement:

  • Partnerships for 15-16: Dr. Adena Young-Jones, Dominiece Hoelyfield

For more information about the Bears for a Just Community LLC, please contact the Student Success Initiatives Office at 417-836-3234. To indicate interest in this LLC, please indicate it as one of your top five LLC preference on your 2016-2017 housing application. We look forward to you joining our community.

  • Students volunteer at an LLC wide program 'Meals a Million'

  • Students volunteer at local voting station

  • Students volunteer at Convoy of Hope

  • Students serve at Ozarks Food Harvest

  • Volunteer group at Meals A Million