Juniper Residential College’s Walk in My Shoes event named best diversity program nationally

Walk in My Shoes–HIV/AIDS Awareness, an event hosted by Juniper Residential College, gained regional and national recognition as an outstanding diversity program in the National Residence Hall Honorary’s “Of the Month” awards.

The event, held Nov. 22, was part of the annual Walk in My Shoes program—a tradition of Juniper Residential College that involves both the residence life staff and first-year residents of Juniper. Each year, the theme of this tradition changes; this year, the focus was on HIV/AIDS awareness and attracted about 80 attendees.

Andrew Ritosa, a resident assistant in Juniper, nominated this program in the Diversity Program category for the month of November, and it won the Case Western Reserve campus award. It then was named top in the region, and recently it was announced as a national winner for the most outstanding Diversity Program of the Month by the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.

Visit to read the full nomination for this program.