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

  • My Summer at Lafayette July 1, 2015
    Hey everyone! My name is Ryan and I’m a rising junior here at Lafayette. For the second summer in a row, I’m working here at Lafayette doing Organic Chemistry research in Dr. Miles’ lab! If I told my high school self that I would opt to spend my summers here doing Organic Chemistry research, I […]
    Ryan Cerbone
  • Summer in Easton June 24, 2015
    Hi! As a brief intro, my name is Sadie and I’m a rising junior. While many of my friends are spending their summers donning suits for internships or traveling the world, I decided to spend this summer at beautiful Camp Laf. Spending the summer on campus has given me the opportunity to get to know […]
    Sadie Lebow
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