Womanist House exists as a safe space for students who are committed to the issues of Wesleyan women, regardless of race, class, sex, sexual orientation, or cultural background. Within and outside of the house, the members of the Womanist House work to promote awareness of and dialogue about women's issues in the greater Wesleyan community and Middletown. Womanist House respects and supports its members whether or not they feel comfortable with the label "feminist" in recognition of the fact that feminism comes in many forms and that it does not speak to the experience of all women as it currently exists.
Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not taken care of properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a Federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. The pamphlet may be viewed at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/library/enforcement/pyf_eng.pdf. The University recognizes that any housing built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards. By accepting your housing contract, you are affirming that you have reviewed the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead In Your Home.
All Wesleyan housing was built before 1978 with the exception of the following: Bennet Hall, Fauver Apartments, 19 Fountain Avenue, 20 Fountain Avenue, 25 Fountain Avenue, 231 Pine Street, and 14 Warren Street.