Special Interest Housing (SIH) gives students a unique opportunity to collaborate with other students by creating affinity communities with common goals and purpose. SIH creates the conditions for engaged citizenship and self-governance that enables self-directed living environments around a shared theme, issue or interest. The SIH program encourages group and individual social and intellectual development while simultaneously contributing to the intellectual and social life of the College.
Each SIH program must identify a student who will serve as a liaison between Residence Life and Housing and the program.
The House Liaison(s) helps administer the program outlined in the SIH charter and goals. In addition the house liaison(s) maintains an accurate and current roster of students within the house, reports facility and safety concerns as needed, and works with the Residence Life and Housing office to run a House Event each semester.
Each SIH group should identify and continually work with a faculty or staff advisor to execute programs, plan goals, and expectations and seek mentoring/advice relating to the House program.
Each SIH program is responsible for completing a House Charter, which reflects the values, core expectations and purpose of the program. The charter acts as a guide for the SIH group and provides insight into the philosophy and character of the House. In order to see each house charter please visit their respective EngageD pages for more information.
Students interested in learning about how to start a Special Interest House for Fall 2024 should reach out to Assistant Director of Campus Life, Tori Campbell at email@example.com. More information will be updated here once available.
Special Interest Houses Include:
|House Name||Location||House Manager||Housing Type for Billing||Faculty/Staff Advisor|
|Arts Collective||531 W Louther St||
|Classics||417 W Louther St||Jordyn Case||Apartment||Scott Farrington|
|Human Cultures||Strayer House||Ivy Johnson||Apartment||Matthew Biwer|
|Latinx House||529 W Louther St||Jojo Pineda-Angon, Julie Quizphi-Cazho||Apartment||Andrea Lopez|
|49 & 51 S College St||Christan Winter||Apartment||Jennifer Blyth|
|Russian House||425 W Louther St||Jemma Gaines||Apartment||Alyssa DeBlasio|
383 W Louther St
Aleeya Butler & Amina West
|Spectrum||505 W Louther St||Bug Adams & Soleil Coplea||Apartment||Sarah Kersh|
|Substance Free||Todd House||Grace MacDougall||Residence Hall||Joy Middaugh|
|Treehouse||532 W Louther St||Kathryn Hickey & Genisis Whitlock||Residence Hall||Isabel Ruff|
|Womanist Collective||139 N College St||Alexis Boseman||Apartment||Nadia Alahmed|
|X House||507 W Louther St||Bremar Brown||Apartment||Jerry Philogene|
|Delta Nu||171 W High St||Kady Freedman||Residence Hall||Jennifer Love|
|Delta Sigma Phi||2 Conway||Saurya Tyladhar||Apartment||Greg Moyer|
|Kappa Alpha Theta||34 S West St||Marisa Almazan||Apartment||Tara Renault|
|Kappa Kappa Gamma||Vincett House||Ellie Nordwind||Apartment||Sarah Masland-Fatherree|
|Pi Beta Phi||170 W Louther St||Allison Wenick||Apartment||Karen Faryniak & Jennifer Schaeffer|
Special Interest Houses may occupy a single building or a portion of a larger facility. They are reviewed annually by Residence Life & Housing. Groups assigned housing in a Special Interest House are expected to fill their assigned spaces with group members. If a violation of the Community Standards occurs within a Special Interest House, the College will determine whether to bring charges against specific individuals and/or the organization as a whole. Failure to maintain occupancy may result in loss of housing. Special Interest Houses are available to upper-class students.