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

  • Accepting Every Challenge May 26, 2015
    By Jane Kuntz ’15 At only 19 years of age, the Marquis de Lafayette sailed to America on the Hermione for the French intervention in the Revolutionary War. When Lafayette arrived in America, he adopted the motto “Cur Non?” meaning “Why Not?” This spirit guided him to play an integral role in America’s freedom, and […]
    Jane Kuntz
  • A Memorable Night May 24, 2015
    By Ryan Dodds ’15 The Economics Department and the Policy Studies Program joined together to offer the class Industry, Strategy, and Policy. This course is designed to analyze the major factors that shape the performance and profitability of organizations and industries. This is accomplished through a group project. Each student is assigned to a group […]
    Ryan Dodds
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