Home Living @ the U Equity Lounge
All residents are welcome and invited to hang out in the Housing & Residential Education Equity Lounge (EL) and Equity Living Room (ELR). The EL & ELR are safe places for students from marginalized communities to thrive. Both spaces have a comfortable lounge and are staffed by Social Justice Advocates (SJAs) and a Resident Director (RD). The SJAs and the RD are a team of students and full-time staff committed to educating students on Social Justice issues and topics while also having fun! See locations for both spaces below.
Equity Map

Where is the Equity Lounge?  The ground floor of Benchmark 820.  Enter from the West Entrance.

Where is the Equity Living Room? The ground floor of Kahlert Village. The Living Room is accessible from the lobby.

Connect with the Social Justice Advocates: E-mail:


During their office hours, the Social Justice Advocates in Housing & Residential Education seek to help students from underrepresented populations at the U find and build community and visibility. They do this through holding Equity Lounge/Equity Living Room hours, hosting educational and community-building events, and reaching out to students. Underrepresented populations can include students from a variety of different racial, ethnic, and national backgrounds, LGBTQIA people, first-generation college students, etc.

Day of the Week Hours
Sunday 3-11 p.m.
Monday 3-11 p.m.
Tuesday 3-11 p.m.
Wednesday 3-11 p.m.
Thursday 3-11 p.m.
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed



The Inclusion Center for Community and Justice is located adjacent to the Equity Lounge. The Inclusion Center is a Salt Lake City non-profit organization. Their mission is:

We are a human relations organization dedicated to eliminating prejudice, bigotry, and discrimination.  The center develops inclusive solutions to promote respect for all people through conflict resolution, education, advocacy, and empowerment.


Find them on Facebook at: Inclusion Center for Community and Justice