2014-2015 Theme Houses
Seven theme house communities are housed in three different residences:
Cure Duchenne 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
The purpose of the Fit House is to increase mindfulness of obesity and to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Manifesting the value of staying fit by encouraging daily exercise and a healthy diet are cornerstones of the Fit House, and we are determined to make these principles a bigger focus on campus.
Animal House members are passionate about animal welfare, whether that is related to animal testing, diet, or animals living in captivity. Animal House’s purpose is to consolidate this group of students and faculty to help strengthen existing beliefs, assimilate other’s views, and spread awareness of animal welfare.
Circle of Life House
We hope to create a stronger bond with the Gettysburg community through finding ways to be more active within the town. Not only do we plan to help families out of poverty, we also hope to educate Gettysburg College on the difficulties of trying to make ends meet while raising a family. We feel that Circles is an amazing foundation because Gettysburg College students can be involved in it. We want to meet and get to know the families that are involved with Circles and do as much as we can to raise money, assist the program and bring awareness.
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.
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.
The Disney Theme house reintroduces the innocence of our childhood and everything Disney taught us. Disney was the joy of our childhood because we were serenaded with “happily ever after”. However, some children are not as fortunate. We are dedicated to spreading happiness on the Gettysburg College
campus and helping a child make their “happily ever after” come true by donating to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Through endorsing networking and service on campus and in society, we aim to create an increased awareness of the inner workings of community and the impact of our individual roles on campus and beyond. Collaboration with Alumni Relations, CPS, and Admissions will help us actively engage with others across generations through events of networking, service and reflection.
House Leaders: TBD
House Mentor: Dr. Jocelyn Swigger