Common Reading

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Suggest a Book

Selection Criteria

The Synergy Committee considers the following criteria when selecting the Common Reading text each fall:

  • Potential to engage students and spark passionate discussion
  • Appeal to a wide range of students
  • Possibilities for classroom use among various departments, including First Year Seminar
  • Possibilities for campus programming
  • Richness of themes; interdisciplinary in nature
  • Relevance to student life (i.e. coming of age, diversity, relationships, family, self-exploration, identity, etc.)
  • Available in paperback
  • 400 pages or less