What Is Special Interest Housing?
Randolph-Macon's Special Interest Housing Program provides opportunities for students
with special educational interests in common to live together in college-owned houses
on campus. Beginning in Fall 2013, the Office of Residence Life & Housing will
support two houses and will work with students and their advisors throughout the
year. All sophomores, juniors and seniors in good standing are eligible to participate
in this unique housing opportunity.
Students who are interested must apply to the program that they are interested in
- The Honors House or The International House. During this process students - with
the help of their advisor - will set specific learning goals, and articulate a plan
or project for achieving those goals. The application process for those students
interested will vary based off the house, but it could include documentation of
how the group will teach or share what they are learning with the College community,
as well as how they will record, report and evaluate their accomplishments with
Residence Life professional staff.
What do I need to do if I am Interested? Contact the Office of International
Education or the Honors Program Advisors for more information.
What is the process? As a group, with an advisor, you must set specific learning
goals, and present a plan for achieving these goals. You will have to document how
the group will share what you've learned with the College community through programs,
theme nights, round table discussions, etc. And finally, there is an evaluation
process that everyone in the house will participate in along with your advisor and
Residence Life professional staff. The International House and Honors House are
permanent houses supported by the College.
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