FYLC: Power & Privilege

Emerging Leaders in Portland

FYLC-Dr.-Aisha-Hollands-Ruth-KnottFaculty members: Dr. Aisha Hollands & Ruth Knott

Linked Courses:
Fall—PSY 140, General Psychology
Spring—SS/COMM 200, Interpersonal Communications

Who am I, and how does my personal background impact my life experiences, my worldview, and my relationships with others in a diverse city and world?

In this First-Year Learning Community, students will…

  • Engage in provocative films, interactive activities that will explore your social identity, concepts of power and privilege, in the context of leadership and psychology
  • Learn to utilize your personal story as an avenue for improving communities
  • Participate in a variety of leadership, identity and diversity activities that encourage collaboration and partnerships with organizations
  • Explore how/if psychology is impacted by power and privilege and how/if people can be socially diverse yet psychologically similar
Meet your 2014-15 Peer Mentors

Jessie Osuna-Mondragon, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Political Science: “I’m excited to be a Peer Mentor because I’ll get the chance to meet new students and be someone they an talk to.”

Chris Choi, majoring in Psychology: “I am excited to be a peer mentor this year because I know that freshman year is a big transition for a lot of students. There are a lot of things to learn even in the first semester and a lot of growth can take place assuming the right conditions are met. My goal is to help facilitate these conditions and allow students to feel comfortable in a new environment so that they may fully enjoy and thrive here at Warner Pacific.”

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