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

  • Invaluable Career & Life Lessons April 27, 2015
    By Ross Scheuerman ’15 Over the course of four, short years here at Lafayette, I have been able to take a variety of different classes to obtain the full effect of a liberal arts education. Being an Econ major, this is the topic where a majority of my classes have been. In my final semester […]
    Ross Scheuerman
  • Overseas, Underfunded: Manners April 27, 2015
    Prior to leaving for this semester abroad, I was granted innumerable departing well-wishes and reminders. “Have a beer for me!” “Don’t bother coming back!” “Stay safe!” “Make good decisions!” “Remember, God is watching!” You can imagine who said those last few. However, by far the most common send-off was, “Have fun, it will go by […]
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