What’s Our Story?
Merrimack College developed the Unity House to celebrate multiculturalism. The story unfolds as follows:
Gay-Straight Alliance forms.
Upon his arrival, President Hopey initiates a renewed institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Inaugural Social Justice Week.
Interfaith Alliance forms.
Black Student Association forms.
The concept of a Unity House is born.
- Initial efforts to build the house begin with students, faculty and staff allies.
- Gender Equality at Merrimack forms.
- Spanish and Latino Student Association forms.
The multicultural initiatives office is created.
- Unity House Task Force meets for the first time.
- Location is identified for the Unity House.
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
The task force begins work on the team and the house.
April 27, 2017
The Unity House preview allows students to stop by and see updates to the house.
Physical house renovations.