Every new member of the Saint Joseph’s University community comes from a different background which may be difficult to recognize right away. The cast of L.I.N.E.S. shows us how all types of people come together to form a family here on campus.

On the second day of Freshmen Orientation, members of Saint Joseph’s University Inclusion and Diversity stand up in front of every orientation group and share their personal monologues about inclusion on campus and acceptance on campus. Incoming freshman aren’t able to anticipate the Leaning Into New Experiences and Situations, or L.I.N.E.S. performance because they are not told about what they’re going into. 

Cast members of L.I.N.E.S. talk about various issues on campus that refer to multiculturalism, diversity, identity and inclusion. The cast members work in collaboration with their fellow classmates and teachers in order portray certain experiences they have gone through here on campus. Their stories may comfort and prepare incoming freshman in feeling comforted in their new home. 

Taicha Morin, a cast member, explains what is said in L.I.N.E.S. “Some conversations that are difficult, some that you may have never heard before, sometimes ones that may make you uncomfortable,” Morin says. “But these are the conversations that are happening on campus. Conversations about inclusion, diversity and identity, all of the things that make up who we are.”

If you’re interested in becoming a L.I.N.E.S. cast member, you can reach out to Inclusion and Diversity at SJU or any of the Inclusion and Diversity team members.

Watch the performance from Orientation in 2018.


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