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.
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.
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.
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- ¡Hasta Luego España! May 20, 2015My last final was on Wednesday, the 13th. I remember feeling relieved when I turned it in as I normally do at the end of final exams – it’s a good feeling to have zero academic responsibilities after the stress of studying for finals. However, as soon as I walked out the classroom door, it […]Scott Paulis