UAAP Plans Orientation

By Daniel Chapman, Staff Associate for Advising and Mentorship, Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming

As the MIT campus says goodbye to its recent graduates, the Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP) has been busy this spring planning Orientation for the Class of 2011. In addition to a variety of academic and residential events and programming, students will be seeing three very important presentations covering a variety of topics that are important to their transition into the MIT community.

The following programs will take place during Orientation for the Class of 2011 from August 26 to September 1:

Diversity Event: Dr. Eddie Moore Jr.
Eddie Moore Jr. Ph.D. is a dynamic scholar, public speaker, consultant and leading expert on diversity, cultural competency, equity, and justice issues. He has lectured and facilitated diversity and cultural competency training and workshops nationwide. Dr. Moore’s presentation will be interactive and humorous while challenging and motivating.

Tech Theatre: By Students For Students
Members of the Dormitory Council, the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council will introduce the MIT student troupe Tech Theater as they perform By Students For Students: A discussion of the real issues faced by students during their first year at MIT and beyond. The production will cover many issues associated with college life including sexuality, relationships, academics and alcohol. Following the performance, students will join their Orientation Leaders to discuss campus life, answer questions, and enjoy a BBQ!

Sex Signals:
Sex Signals provides a provocative, in-your-face look at “the good, the bad, and the ugly of dating.” Through humor and audience participation, the show explores how mixed messages; gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstandings between the sexes.