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

  • Environmental Poster Session December 5, 2014
    This past Thursday evening, I participated in the Multidisciplinary Environmental Poster Session in the Farinon College Center. There were a few dozen groups who all had their environmental project posters set up in Farinon. My partner and I did our poster on Bird Biodiversity Loss Due to Climate Change and Urbanization. We investigated how effects […]
    Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss
  • Laf-Lehigh!!! November 27, 2014
    This past Saturday was the biggest game of Lafayette’s history, the 150th game of college football’s biggest rivalry. For this historic game, Lafayette rented out Yankee Stadium (casual). The game sold out quite quickly (30,000 tickets were sold in the first eight hours). I had the privilege of playing with the pep band at the […]
    Alexander Gordon-Sandweiss
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