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College of Cultural and Community Studies (CCS)

Quick Facts
Size: 39 residents
Location: 2303 Sheridan Road
Master: David N. Rapp
associate professor of
psychology (Weinberg) and
lerning sciences (School
0f Education and Social Policy)

One of Northwestern's 5 original residential colleges, CCS has historically encouraged the exploration of urban communities, social issues, and Chicago's cultural diversity.

These interests remain strong today, inspiring CCS's frequent group outings to Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods, including Chinatown, Little Vietnam, Devon Avenue's Asian Indian community, and Pilsen's Mexican community. Sampling etnic foods is a popular pastime among CCS members, and cultural themes often shape the menu when students prepare and serve meals co-op syle for the whole college.  Chinese dumplings, French specialties, and traditional Hanukkah dishes have been featured items.

CCS expresses social concerns through philanthropic activities. A number of students regularly volunteer at a local elementary school with bilingual students.  Others may choose to participate in Alternative Student Breaks or Dance Marathon.

Located just north of the Technological Institute, near the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, CCS has a homelike atmosphere that is conductive to community life. Nearly all of Northwestern's six undergraduate schools are represented in CCS, and members come from across the country and around the world. They see plays and visit museums together, compete in intramural sports, ice skate at Chicago's Millennium Park, gather for study breaks, and go on camping trips. At student-run firesides, CCS members often report on their experiences studying, living, and traveling abroad.

push cartBecause CCS's faculty fellows  represent a wide range of disciplines, members may find themselves having lunch with a physicist, an art historian, a civil engineer, or a political scientist. Fireside topics have ranged from Big Bang theory to Tchaikovsky's operas to Mexican-American immigration.  CCS members also enjoy the company of fellows at the college's quarterly game nights.



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