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Committee on Residential Learning (CoRL)

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Seniors Melissa Diaz and Steven Gastelum of Ballet Folklorico de Stanford perform for freshmen and their parents at the Chicano/Latino New Student Welcome at Old Union.

Themed houses and the Committee on Residential Learning 

Over the years, dorm themes have ranged from fairly informal events and activities to specific emphases in programming. With ResX, we’ve redeveloped this crucial part of residential life to better align with the Neighborhood and campus-wide sense of community. We want to make sure students have choice, a key feature of Themed Houses. Students have varied interests in common with academic areas of campus life, and University Theme Houses will offer the opportunity for  students to live in residences with others who share their interests. There’s information on two types of University Theme Houses (Academic and Special Interest) below, along with instructions for applying with a Theme idea for the Committee on Residential Learning (CoRL) to consider. 

Exterior photograph of Ujamaa, located in Lagunita Court.

Apply to be a University Theme House-Academic (UTH-A)

We welcome all students, faculty, and staff interested in creating a University Theme House - Academic.

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UTH-Academic (UTH-A) Criteria

The criteria is the backbone for all University Theme House - Academic and also informs our application questions.

TIle image featuring  4/30/2013 Gardening at Columbae, a vegetarian cooperative house. Freshman Leopold Wambersie helps Junior Kyle Moore sift dirt to create new planting beds in the Columbae Garden. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Special Interest - Coop (UTH-SI: Coop) Criteria

Find the criteria for all University Theme House: Special Interest - Coops.

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Special Interest - Housed Fraternity & Sorority Life (UTH-SI: FSL) Criteria

Find the criteria for all University Theme House: Special Interest - Fraternity and Sorority Life.