Residence Education and Housing Services is actively working to promote Michigan Tech's Vision statement, "Michigan Tech is a globally recognized technological university that educates students, advances knowledge, and innovates to improve the quality of life and to promote mutual respect and equity for all people within the state, the nation, and the global community.".
We do this through the work with our Residential Learning Model as well as through several other departmental initiatives. To learn more, see the drop downs below. Explore the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion siteto learn more about University efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and a sense of belonging (DEIS).
Gender inclusive housing options are available for all students. Students who agree to be assigned with another student who was assigned a different gender at birth can be accommodated. Contact email@example.com for assignment assistance and read more on our website.
The Equity Audit Committee is composed of students and staff in Residence Education and Housing Services (REHS) dedicated to sharing ideas and opportunities to examine and improve policies, procedures, and programs. We work to remove barriers and create a more equitable and inclusive campus experience.
If you live or work in the residence halls and want to join our committee, let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.We meet twice per month for one hour.
Current committee members are:
Matt Weekley, Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education
Alexandra Marshall, Associate Director of Residence Education
Brianna Kratz, Assistant Director of Residence Education
Jessica Stormoen, Residence Education Coordinator
Kieran Rowan, Resident Assistant, Co-President of Keweenaw Pride
Mathias Koski, Resident Assistant
America Parker, Resident Assistant
Past projects and accomplishments from the Equity Audit Committee include:
- Conducted a feedback session with identity-based student organizations to learn about what REHS could do to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the residence halls. (Spring 2021)
- Recommended designating RA training sessions related to responding to bias incidents and correcting exclusionary language. (Spring 2021)
- Added content to the digital display boards near the dining halls that celebrates and educates about multiple identities and holidays. (Summer 2021)
- Completed a full review and revision of The Living Guide through the lens of equity. (Summer 2021)
- Recommended creation of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Sense of Belonging Drop-Ins learning opportunity within the Residential Learning Model. (Summer 2022)
- Provided the hall councils with guidelines of how to appropriately and equitably ask questions of candidates nominated for executive board positions (Fall 2022)
- Lead proposal to add more gender inclusive restrooms in Wadsworth Hall and another gender inclusive community in McNair Hall. (Fall 2022)
Located in 128 Douglass Houghton Hall, The Clothing Closet provides students with access to clothing year-round. All students are welcome to utilize the space. The closet has clothing of all sizes and styles, shoes, coats, and other cold-weather items. The Clothing Closet is open daily 10am-8pm.
Items can be donated at the bin in 128 Douglass Houghton Hall. Volunteer opportunities can be found on Give Pulse.
The Connector Space, located in Douglass Houghton Hall, expresses Michigan Tech’s commitment to celebrating and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through our programs and events the space brings students together where they can engage with different perspectives, identities, and experiences. The Connector Space is a place where everyone in the Michigan Tech community can find support and belonging.
This space is used to learn from and with one another. By engaging across perspectives, identities, and experiences, we promote community development and social change.
Reserve The Connector Space
Reserve The Connector Space on the Meeting Room Reservation page or by calling Residence Education and Housing Services at 906-487-2682 with your request. The office manager will be able to help you with your reservation.