2nd van Reken

Wherever you come from, whatever your race is, there is a home for you on the Perkins Floor (formerly called the Perkins-Grassroots floor). We explore the ways our identities interact as we create a thriving Christian community. You will find justice, equity, and antiracism are part of the conversation in the floor class and in the conversations by the fireplace.

You will learn about others’ stories, grow in your ability to engage in and facilitate difficult conversations, participate in service-learning and activism, and take a floor class focused on diversity and inequality in the United States.

This floor, which is found on 2nd floor of the van Reken residence hall, is rooted in the mission of Calvin Residence Life—it is a place where we offer students the opportunity for intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and relational growth.