College House Program: 2018-2019 Academic Year
The College House Program strives to foster intellectual and social communities around common interests. the College House Program does this by extending intellectual conversations outside of the classroom with faculty mentors, developing educationally based programs, and engaging with peers in a co-curricular setting in accordance with their faculty mentors.
If you are interested in living and participating in a College House, we encourage you to explore the website and contact the current House Leader. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member interested in developing a new College House related to an academic or college life initiative, please contact Julia Collett, Assistant Director of Residential & First-Year Programs.
College House selection processes are conducted in the spring semester during the months of February and March for the following academic year. College Houses are academically integrated residential options that serve as social and intellectual hubs for students, faculty, and staff. If you have any questions, contact Julia Collett, Assistant Director of Residential & First-Year Programs.
There are currently twenty College Houses for the 2017-2018 year. College House Leadership is guided by a collaborative team of students, faculty, and administrators for each community. The RISE Program is a component of the College House program.
For 2018-2019 we are pleased to announce the addition of two new College Houses:
The Philosophy House is dedicated to a healthy student community that will have freedom of expression with respect, reason and friendship, where philosophical matters can be discussed. Many cultures have a long tradition of communities of philosophers, such as Platonic Academy, House of Wisdom, as well as Hegel, Holderlin and Schelling being roommates. New ideas surrounding philosophy will appear in a fresh and diversified environment, which is especially important today, with the age of globalization and digitizing. People have different beliefs, thoughts, and cultures. Through this, Philosophy House students can become more understanding of each other with the philosophical spirit. The Philosophy House is an environment where people can practice and debate about different opinions and believes with respect, reason and friendship. More importantly, it is a space that will foster good memories with college friends. The Philosophy House will have fine academic activities and events, such as Socratic club, Philosopher’s dinner, undergraduate philosophy conferences, campfire trip and more. The door of Philosophy House will always be open for any lover of wisdom.
Location: Constitution Apartments (Apt. A)
House Leader: Jianrui Li
House Mentor: Gary Mullen
Latinx HouseThe mission of Latinx House is to create a space that will diversify the community and let all students feel welcomed and supported. At Latinx House, students who too often feel excluded academically and racially will have a home away from home. Here students will learn that differences are celebrated and not rejected. Here students will have an outlet for their frustrations and concerns that are uniquely their own. Additionally, students not of Latinx origin will be able to gain a new perspective on a group of people who currently are the largest minority in the United States, and are quickly becoming a majority.
Location: Constitution Apartments (Apt. B)
House Leader: Candice Montenegro
House Mentor: Alvaro Kaempfer
Please also consider attending the College House Recruitment Fair on February 28th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom.
*College House locations are subject to change at the discretion of the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs.
College Houses provide a wide range of living options and gives students the opportunity to form self-directed and self-governing groups focused on a particular academic interest. Students establish clear learning outcomes for their group and, through a community agreement, plan how to be engaged participants in their community and the campus community.
College Houses provide:
- a unique living experience that offers independence
- a strong sense of community
- an opportunity to learn about and promote a common interest
Goals of College Houses:
- Unite students around a common interest or discipline
- Create a community that fosters intellectual and social development
- Connect faculty and students through formal and informal interactions and gatherings
- Connect students' in-class learning with their out-of-class experience
- Enhance the intellectual climate through focused exploration, knowledge exchange, and respectful dialogue
There are currently 20 College Houses for the 2017-2018 year. College House Leadership is guided by a collaborative team of students, faculty, and administrators for each community. The RISE Program is a component of the College House program.