Building connections starts with a shared experience. This summer, every new student will receive a copy of Trevor Noah’s memoir “Born A Crime.” The book details Trevor’s experience as a child born to a black South African mother and a white European father growing up in South Africa during the last days of apartheid. When you get to campus after reading the book, you will participate in a five-week discussion session, engaging in important discussions with your peers. The book and discussions aim to explore themes of diversity, inclusion and belonging – and what it means to come together as a community to share those ideals. Your participation and completion of assignments in the shared reading discussions will also be a part of our anchor course grade.

Are you a current student, staff or faculty member interested in getting involved? Learn about becoming a peer facilitator, lead facilitator or trainer for the discussion sessions, or get a free copy of the book and join the community in the Syracuse Reads program!