Living Groups

Special-interest houses are student-directed communities based on academic or co-curricular interests

Special-Interest Houses

Special-interest houses are student-directed communities based on academic or co-curricular interests. Students learn self-governance, engage in civic responsibility, share knowledge, and sponsor programs focused on a theme they agree upon as a group. Students often come together and seek permission to create a special-interest living arrangement.

Scholar House

About 20 students live together, by invitation, in McKelvy House. Students share a common desire for active learning outside the classroom, to live with like-minded peers who thrive on intellectual discourse. Members take turns organizing weekly discussions about timely topics and plan field trips.

Specialty Houses

There are also off-campus houses devoted to students involved in the Arts Society and Hillel.

Grossman House for Global Perspectives

The 25 Grossman House residents plan programming with the mentoring of faculty whose research and teaching address globalization.

Sororities and Fraternities

Six sororities and four fraternities are recognized on campus, each with its own house. All are affiliated with national Greek-letter organizations. Their role is to enhance the social, intellectual, and cultural life of the campus while upholding their founding values of brotherhood/sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, and service.

RSS Student Blogs

  • 10 Facts about Senegal (Only 4 for this entry) January 30, 2015
    Welcome to my blog where I share my experience in Senegal, “La Teranga” or the land of the hospitality. I am going to share ten major characteristics of the Senegalese life and culture along the semester but for my first post I am only going to Share four of them. 1- Islam Senegal has been […]
    Rebeka Ramangamihanta
  • 1,500 miles away… January 27, 2015
    The fall semester of my freshman year, when I came to the northeast I realized that there were some things that were going to have to change. When looking at colleges in high school I looked at schools with certain criteria. I looked at small liberal arts institutions. I came across Lafayette I absolutely fell […]
    Erika Hernandez
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