Statement of Purpose

Essay Prompts for New UGAs

At the end of your application, you will be prompted to answer three essay questions. Note that these essays are different for those applying to be a Living Learning Community UGA.

Each essay should be no more than 500 words in length. 

1. Describe how you would implement one of the following departmental values in your work as a UGA. 
Service 
We value service that is of high quality, prompt and responsive.
Safety and Security 
We value healthy levels of cleanliness, predictable building security and a culture of sound decision making. 
Communication 
We value communication that is meaningful, timely, clear and consistent. 
Collaboration 
We value partnerships with others and the positive outcomes that result. 
Accountability 
We value individuals and groups who hold themselves and others accountable for the choices they make. 
Fairness 
We value equitable and consistent actions that honor individual circumstances and recognize that all outcomes may not be identical. 
Diversity 
We value awareness of ourselves and those around us, and engagement in the complexities of a multicultural environment. 
Learning 
We value educational experiences that promote learning as an on-going process that occurs in a variety of settings. We strive to act with integrity in all our endeavors and encourage others to do the same. 

2. How have you already engaged and invested in the residential communities (i.e. Houses, buildings and floors) at Dartmouth?

3. What social issues do you see to be divisive within the Dartmouth Community? How do you believe you could build bridges among students with multiple perspectives and identities in a residential setting?