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:
|Housing Type for Billing
|531 W Louther St
|417 W Louther St
|Jordyn Case & Greg Kintzele
|529 W Louther St
|49 & 51 S College St
|425 W Louther St
383 W Louther St
|505 W Louther St
|Bug Adams & Soleil Coplea
|532 W Louther St
|Kathryn Hickey & Genisis Whitlock
|139 N College St
|507 W Louther St
|171 W High St
|Delta Sigma Phi
|Kappa Alpha Theta
|34 S West St
|Kappa Kappa Gamma
|Pi Beta Phi
|170 W Louther St
|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.