The University of Connecticut is planning on opening ScHOLA²RS House, a dorm that houses only black male students in 2016. According to UConn’s website, the dorm’s purpose is to “support the scholastic efforts of male students who identify as African American/Black through academic and social/emotional support, access to research opportunities, and professional development.” UConn’s website also states that the House will encourage students to engage in the community and help the university create a greater sense of inclusion. While I consider it important to give all students on campuses new opportunities to learn in environments where people share similar experiences to their own, I do not understand why it needs to be in such an exclusive manner. Rather than facilitate the separation of students, there should be an open dialogue expressing why the university feels that they need this type of environment.

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