Diversity & Inclusion
Living in a college residence hall can be exciting and intimidating for many students. We offer students opportunities to live with others that share a commonality or interest through affinity housing - such as Rainbow Floor and the JMJ Community. By offering affinity residential living options, we continue to offer students opportunities to learn and grow together outside of the classroom.
Rainbow Floor is a gender inclusive living-learning community committed to counterspace, education and activism around social justice for LGBQA and TGNCI people. You can move onto the Rainbow Floor at anytime during the academic year.
The Office of Residential Life seeks to create a safer and more inclusive residential learning environment on campus by assisting students with requests to be matched with a roommate who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or an ally. An ally is defined as someone who identifies as straight and wants to be supportive of those who identify as LGBQA and TGNCI. Learn more about Rainbow Floor.
BIPOC Community Housing
The Josephine Mabel Jackson (JMJ) Community is housed in Kemp Hall, which is a small hall, mansion-like house, where students can feel the comfort of home while studying at Illinois Wesleyan. The JMJ Community was created by Jessica Flores '22 and Marlyn Sanchez '21, with the purpose of providing a safe space where students of color can live on campus and emphasize unity by having the opportunity to live with other diverse learners. Learn more about the JMJ Community.