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Specialized Living Communities
Specialized living communities are unique residential environments that foster community growth and development through targeted programmatic and staff supported efforts. These communities are centered around a common set of values or ideals and are provided to students who are interested in connecting with other students with similar interests, backgrounds or experiences. Some of these communities require a contractual agreement aimed at upholding community standards and peer accountability.
Substance free communities are residential environments for students who have made a conscious lifestyle choice for substance free living. All residents of substance free housing commit to keep their living environment free of alcohol, drugs and tobacco products.
The Substance Free Community Contract is available for review here.
Gender neutral housing communities focus on creating an inclusive environment where students can live in the same room with any student - regardless of sex, gender, gender identity / expression, or sexual orientation.
Students will indicate an interest in the option through the housing contract. These students will then be sent a supplemental application which will ask them to identify how they will enhance the community and benefit from the community. Applications will be reviewed by a team of staff and students.
The GNH Supplemental Application and the Community Contract can be found here.
More information on gender neutral housing can be found in the GNH FAQ.
The female only specialized living community is home to domestic and international female students. Residents of Voigt strive to build a strong, inclusive community where women can grow and develop together into strong female leaders on campus. Voigt is an energetic and creative community for women who want to create lasting friendships and positive experiences. Residents of the female only housing community agree to specific rules regarding male visitors. Male guests are allowed to visit Voigt Hall, but are prohibited from spending the night in the hall and must adhere to the standard guest policy.
Quiet study communities put additional emphasis on creating a living environment that is more conducive to quiet study. Residents of quiet study facilities agree to keep all music and noise down to a level that can not be heard outside of their room. All other halls have quiet-hour policies with varying times from Sunday through Thursday, and a 24-hour quiet policy is in effect across campus during final exams.
The Quiet Study Community Contract is available for review here.
Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) are formal course groupings for students that offer a residential component to merge academic exploration with on-campus living. A wide variety of information on RLC's is found on our Residential Learning Communities information page.