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

  • Rosh Hashanah September 27, 2014
    Here at Lafayette, we have a pretty vibrant Jewish community where throughout the school year we come together to celebrate various holidays. This past week, members of Hillel and the Lafayette community came together to celebrate Rosh Hashanah or the Jewish New Year. On Wednesday evening, there was a dinner in the Marlo Room in […]
    Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss
  • On the Best Kept Secret at Lafayette September 25, 2014
    Hi everyone! My name’s Matt Lebow and this is my first ever post for Lafayette Voices – great to be here. Anyway, I would like to get you guys started with a few insights on where I live, and why I love it here so much. I live in the McKelvy House aka 200 High […]
    Matthew Lebow
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