Special Interest and Affinity Housing
Check out the Special Interest (SPINT) and Affinity Communities for 2023-2024
The SPINT and Affinity Housing program creates space for students to live and connect around central themes, including common interests (SPINT) and salient identities (Affinity). Each SPINT and Affinity community features unique programming opportunities facilitated by a Program Leader (PL) who lives in the community and the Resident Advisor (RA) for the house. These students collaborate with faculty and staff across campus to create events with the goal of enhancing the experiences of house residents.
Special Interest Housing
SPINT Housing provides a community option for students to live with people who share their interests and passions. SPINT encourages groups of students to come together around a shared social or intellectual idea while contributing to the life of the College. Students interested in applying for a SPINT community should submit a SPINT/Affinity application during spring semester Housing Selection. Questions about the SPINT program can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2023-2024 SPINT communities are listed below along with their Main Street Village house locations:
- International Culture - This community serves as a home to many international students on campus as well as students interested in other cultures. The community gives students the space to explore their own cultural identity and how it relates to students with different cultural identities. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the community is located in Musser Hall.
- Writing & the Arts - This community creates a space for students who share an interest in performance, music, literature, etc. The community encourages creativity and imagination by bringing topics and themes from literature and the arts to life through programming. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the community is located in Schaff Hall.
Affinity Housing offer students who self-identify within a historically marginalized population to live together in community. Students living in Affinity housing share salient social identities and engage in programming that explores various aspects of those identities, often opening the house to members of the larger campus community. Students interested in applying for an Affinity community should submit a SPINT/Affinity application during spring semester Housing Selection. Questions about the Affinity program can be emailed to email@example.com.
The 2023-2024 Affinity communities are listed below along with their Main Street Village house locations:
- Community of Diverse Excellence (CODE House) - The community serves as a space for students within the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community to live and learn together around their diverse racial identities. Programming in CODE House aims to promote unity among residents and the larger BIPOC community on campus and encourage excellence in achieving personal, academic, and professional goals. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the community is located in Cloake House.
- Hillel House - This community serves as a central hub for Jewish life where residents can discuss, learn, and explore the Jewish faith. Students living in the Hillel House Affinity community will have the opportunity to grow in their understanding of Jewish faith and culture through events. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the community is located in 33 6th Avenue.
- Queer House - The community creates a home to members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies. This community where LGBTQ+ and allied students can find and create an environment that promotes awareness and respect for all sexual orientations and gender identities. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the community is located in 777 Main Street.