2013-2014 Theme Houses

Eight theme house communities are housed in three different residences:

25 S. Washington Street

    Fiction House
      Humor House
              

        209 N. Washington Street

          Fetch House
            Hope House
              Warrior House
                      

                Constitution Apartments

                  Cure Duchenne House
                      Special Olympics House

                        Theme House Characteristics

                        • Provide an opportunity for students who share a common interest to live together.

                        • Serve as a medium through which the students in residence can make a meaningful impact in the community pertaining to their theme.

                        • Most theme houses serve a sophomore population and tend to be a one-year commitment.

                        Theme House Program Requirements

                        • Plan and execute three programs each semester
                          • At least one must be hosted in the group's residential space
                          • One must be a partner program with a spark house
                        • Create one bulletin board in a first-year residence hall
                        • Meet with House Mentor two times each semester

                         Theme House Descriptions and Contacts

                          25 S. Washington Street

                          25sw

                          Fiction House

                          The purpose of the Fiction house is to enhance literacy and individual's appreciation for fiction on campus and in the community. House members will work to encourage the growth of knowledge as well as personal relationships through reading and community interaction.

                          House Leaders: Alecia Achimovich & Meg Sutter
                          House Mentor: David Booz

                          Humor House

                          We want to provide a fun, humorous, positive and lighthearted atmosphere to students of all backgrounds. We foster an atmosphere of self-expression and creativity that many students find attractive and refreshing. The house also provides a stable base for the Gettysburg Improv Club and Shots in the Dark, the show troupe affiliated with the club.

                          House Leader: Ned Strasbaugh & Taylor Andrews
                          House Mentor: Chris Kauffman

                          209 N. Washington Street

                          209nw

                          Fetch House

                          "Fetch House" is an anti-bullying theme house, loosely based on the popular movie "Mean Girls." We intend to reach out to those who have been bullied, or those who have bullied in their lives. This house will create a safe and welcoming environment for all, and we intend to raise awareness to hateful and unjust acts, both on campus and off.

                          House Leaders: Abby Rice & Eva Lorentz
                          House Mentor: Dr. Jocelyn Swigger

                          Hope House

                          The purpose of our theme house is to bring awareness to the campus community by raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We are determined to use our background and experience with children to inform our fellow classmates and faculty here at Gettysburg College about the terminal illnesses and rare diseases young children face.

                          House Leaders: Deirdre D’Amico & Emma Kropke
                          House Mentor: Dr. Kathy Cain

                          Warrior House

                          The mission of Warrior House is to donate back to the men and women who have served our country, past and present. All members of the Warrior House have personal ties to veterans or active servicemen and women, giving greater incentive to work hard. Through our service, house members will learn the importance or working diligently, working for a cause, and functioning as a team to accomplish goals.

                          House Leader: Kyle Zahradka
                          House Mentor: Cindy Wright

                           

                          Constitution Apartments

                          Cure Duchenne House

                          The purpose of the Cure Duchenne house is to raise money for the Cure Duchenne Foundation and awareness of the disease to aid in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

                          House Leaders: James Arnold & Michael Russ
                          House Mentors: Monya Guise & Nicki Biesecker

                          Special Olympics House

                          Unlike other themes, Special Olympics is not solely focused on raising money for the organization, but it will allow us to interact and form friendships with the athletes we will be working with. Special Olympics is not only rewarding for the athletes, but it is rewarding for the group members as well.

                          House Leaders: Audrey Pagnotta & Samantha Grom
                          House Mentor: TBD