Special-Interest Houses

Special-interest houses are student-directed residential communities centered on academic and/or co-curricular interests. Students explore self-governance, engage in civic responsibility, share knowledge, and sponsor programs in support of a self-selected theme. Houses seek approval on a yearly basis to allow the program offerings to reflect the ever-changing interests of the students.  Please see the Room Selection website for information about how to join an existing special-interest house.  Or read the instructions to learn how to propose a new group.

2016-2017 Groups

Beacon (community outreach nation)

Located in Ramer Hall, this house seeks to act as a gateway between our residents and the Easton community by providing a variety of community service, education and reflection opportunities.


M.E.S.H. (Mathematics, engineering & Sciences House)

This newly created house is located in Keefe Hall. M.E.S.H. has goals both intrapersonal and interpersonal. Each of the members desires to develop a deeper understanding of his or her own’s interest in mathematics and the sciences. As a floor, they would like to develop a strong relationship between one another and to understand and create connections between different mathematical areas and sciences.

L.E.A.F. (Lafayette ENVIRONMENT appreciation floor)

This newly created house is located in Keefe Hall. L.E.A.F. is comprised of residents who wish to focus their time and energy in developing a deep appreciation for our environment. L.E.A.F. has four strong pillars to help them succeed. These pillars are: Reducing the Carbon Footprint, Learning How to Live off the Earth, Reducing Waste and Promoting Conservation, and a Symbiotic Relationship with Nature.

Music Appreciation Floor

On the third floor of Ramer Hall,  the MAFia advocates the performance and appreciation of music in a substance-free environment.  Opportunities are created for students to perform, either solo or as small groups, and to support campus musical groups through involvement in or attendance at performances.  This group has been honored multiple times as the Outstanding Living Group at the Hoff Awards.
Read an article about MAFia.

TRAP (Tabletop and Roleplaying Appreciation pROGRAMS)

Located in Keefe Hall, this house provides an encouraging and supportive environment for people to learn new games and play old ones, taking advantage of all of the benefits that tabletop games provide. House goals include helping members to become quicker, more innovative thinkers and problem solvers that are more confident, creative, and social. The TRAP Floor is a substance-free floor.