Special Interest House Information

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.

Info for Fall 24-Spring 25 Special Interest Houses:

  • Current House Renweal Applications are due March 8th: Click Here
  • New House Applications are due March 8th: Click Here
  • For information regarding House Charters: Click Here

Special Interest Houses Include:

House Name Location House Manager Housing Type for Billing Faculty/Staff Advisor
Arts Collective 531 W Louther St

Emily Engoran

Apartment Eleanor Conover
Classics 417 W Louther St Jordyn Case & Greg Kintzele Apartment Scott Farrington
Human Cultures Strayer House Ivy Johnson Apartment Matthew Biwer
Latinx House 529 W Louther St   Apartment Andrea Lopez

Music Society 

49 & 51 S College St Christan Winter Apartment Jennifer Blyth
Outdoor Education

Matthews House

 Rowan Meltmar

Residence Hall

Allyssa Decker
Romance Languages 

Stuart Hall

Disma Ferrante

Residence Hall

Elise Bartosik-Velez,

Benjamin Ngong,

Luca Lanzilotta

Russian House 425 W Louther St Jemma Gaines Apartment Alyssa DeBlasio
Social Justice

383 W Louther St

Aleeya Butler


Susan Frommer
Spectrum 505 W Louther St Bug Adams & Soleil Coplea Apartment Sarah Kersh
Substance Free  Todd House Grace MacDougall Residence Hall Joy Middaugh
The Site

3rd Floor
25/27 W High St

Sky DiGregorio

Residence Hall

Sarah Skaggs
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 Ella Smith 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.