The Multicultural Living Learning Unit, known as McLLU (pronounced McClue) is a Program House that prides itself on being a diverse community of backgrounds and ethnicities, all committed to celebrating difference and promoting acceptance. McLLU focuses on diversity in all forms including race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical ability, religion, and more.
McLLU, housed in Clara Dickson Hall, was founded in 1991 by a group of students who wanted to live in a community where they could learn from a culturally eclectic group of peers - a home where everyone would be welcome to share ideas, values, and experiences. This theme of open-mindedness has endured: residents continue to create an inclusive and socially just community that allows residents to learn, listen, and share the many identities they embody.
An important part of the McLLU community is academic and social programming. All residents are invited to participate in a series of McLLU programs known as 'McLLUnity Nights,' led by residents, Cornell faculty, and staff on topics about identity, activism, expression, current events, and culture. The McLLU community also organizes occasional trips off campus. In the past, McLLU has traveled to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.