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

  • First, However, in Conclusion August 22, 2014
    Last week marked the end of another hectic summer teaching for the Breakthrough Collaborative. Less than two days afterward, I was making the familiar trek up along the Delaware River toward Lafayette to help out with Orientation Week and to begin my final year of college. As you can imagine, I haven’t had much time […]
    Susanna Kim
  • Summer Weather at Lafayette College August 21, 2014
      The weather of the Lehigh Valley is gorgeous during the summer, particularly in the geographical vicinity of Lafayette College. Included are the loud but entertaining thunderstorms, the radiant sunshine of the day, and the warm evenings where outside is the only place to be. Pictured above is a rainbow I saw while driving through […]
    Ryan Beebe
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