Five Language Houses have existed since the 1993-94 academic year. These houses are associated with their academic department. The purpose of the Language House Program is to provide students who speak or are learning to speak another language with an environment that is conducive to learning the language, culture, and customs of the country/countries of the language. Language Houses supported by academic departments are:
- French House (1019 Park Street)
2 singles, 4 doubles, 1 Language Asst. single = 10 students + 1 Language Asst.
- Russian House (1217 Park Street)
3 singles, 2 doubles, 1 Language Asst. single = 7 students + 1 Language Asst.
- German House (1221 Park Street)
2 singles, 2 doubles, 1 Language Asst. single = 6 students + 1 Language Asst.
- Chinese House (1227 Park Street)
3 singles, 3 doubles = 9 students
- Spanish House (1316 Park Street)
3 singles, 4 doubles, 1 Language Asst. single = 11 students + 1 Language Asst.
Campus houses are gender neutral. Rooms (house groups) may be single sex, co-ed, or gender neutral. Students planning to take a leave of absence during the fall term may not apply for a Language House. All rooms/spaces must be filled the entire year. Students studying abroad in the fall or planning to graduate in December must use our "room split" procedure (one student occupies the room/space in the fall -- another student occupies the room/space in the spring). Students on leave (during the spring term of the applications process) must be officially approved to return to campus for the upcoming fall term before the application deadline to be eligible to apply for a Language House.
Each Language House has a Student House Coordinator and Faculty Advisor; some houses also have a Language Assistant. The House Coordinator and Language Assistant live in the house. It is the responsibility of the academic department and the House Coordinator to fill each space/room within the house. Any vacancies that occur during the summer or academic year not filled by the academic department or House Coordinator may be filled by the Residence Life Department. Students interested in living in a Langauge House must contact the Language Department / Language House Faculty Advisor for information on the application process.
Students awarded a Language House: do NOT participate in Room Draw; are automatically removed from the Off-Campus waitlist (if applicable); and will not be released from their House Contract or considered for a room change request prior to Room Draw. Students awarded a space within a Language House must notify Dining Services of the meal plan option preferred, even if planning not to purchase a meal plan. Please visit the diningoptions web site for more information.
Language House Coordinators must:
- ATTEND MANDATORY STUDENT STAFF TRAINING IN AUGUST AND JANUARY.
- Complete and return the Language House Packet to the Residence Life Department by the due date. This includes a completed house roster, room assignments for the fall and spring term, and signed House Contracts from each house member.
- Act as representative and contact person for the house.
- Attend regular individual meetings and maintain regular contact with their Residence Life Coordinator.
- Attend In-Services as offered.
- Be knowledgeable of College services, resources, regulations, and federal or state laws as they apply to campus houses.
- Provide Door Decs to welcome residents to house at the beginning of each semester.
- Serve as the liaison between the Project House and Residence Life staff during the upcoming academic year.
|Monday, February 11||Language House Packets sent via campus mail to faculty representatives|
|12 noon Friday, April 12||House Packets due (including signed contracts and room assignments)|