Global Gopher Community

The Global Gopher Community (formerly called Students Crossing Borders) brings international and domestic students together into a single living community that gives residents a global experience through interactive cross-cultural learning. Whether it is eating lunch with your roommate or participating in one of our regular community-wide events, this community will enhance your intercultural communication and knowledge of other peoples of the world!

Global Gopher Community is located in Pioneer Hall, and approximately 130 students live there. The community features student staff specifically selected to provide programming and events tailored to this unique population of students.

This community is a collaborative effort between Housing & Residential Life and International Student and Scholar Services. For more information, visit the Global Gopher Community Facebook page.

Mission Statement

The Global Gopher Community community enhances cross-cultural learning opportunities and utilizes each resident’s input as well as campus and local resources to promote greater internationalization of the student experience. Through intentional community development and support, the community seeks to develop cultural understanding, competency, and knowledge while creating connections among global citizens.

Community Goals

As a resident in the Global Gopher Community community, you will:

  1. Engage in opportunities to understand and embrace cultural differences
  2. Develop and demonstrate enthusiasm for cross-cultural exploration
  3. Explore student leadership opportunities within the community
  4. Actively participate in the mutual sharing of culture in a safe and welcoming community
  5. Participate in cross-cultural campus and community events and develop an awareness of related resources
  6. Participate in and create new traditions that define and enhance the Global Gopher Community community

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