By joining The Monroe Neighborhood, students assume responsibility for creating their own learning opportunities around their house theme. Each member is expected to actively participate in the creation of a program plan and take the initiative to implement their ideas.  Housemates may be from any academic major; in fact, Monroe Houses provide an opportunity for students to explore inter-disciplinary topics and be exposed to intellectual interests outside their academic major.  Through participation in a Monroe House, residents have the opportunity to develop habits that support an active approach to life-long learning.

Each Monroe House is advised by at least one faculty member or administrator. These faculty sponsors offer advice and guidance in the development of formal house programs and informal opportunities to learn about the theme. The House receives a program budget from the Office of Residence Life. Assistance with managing, budgeting, program planning, and other aspects of implementing the house learning objective is provided by Residence Life staff.  While the primary goal of house programs is to advance the learning of house members, the programs may also involve or be co-sponsored by other student groups or departments.

The aptly named Monroe Neighborhood Houses are located in 3 person college-owned off-campus substance free houses on Monroe Street (near the Kirby Sports Center). Each house is fully furnished and includes ample space for hosting events in the living room, preparing meals in the full-size kitchen, and interacting with neighbors in the backyard.

 

Current Monroe Neighborhood Houses 2020 - 2021

American Music
Audio & Visual Arts
Cycling House
Dog House
Family Game Night
Global Foods
History of Global Cuisine
HOLA
Java-Jam Coffee House
Koinonia
Literature Appreciation
N.I.A.: A Sisterhood
Pan-African House
Photography
Sustainability (Tree House)
The Green House
Women on Wall Street

Past Monroe Neighborhood Houses 2012 - 2019

African House
American Film
American Music
Aviation Research Committee (ARC)
Book Club
Botany
Breakthrough in Engineering & Society Today (B.E.S.T.)
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civic Engagement
Classic Civilizations
Classical Music
Cooking and Baking
Creative Writing
Crossroads (Gender & Sexuality)
Documentary
Economics & Society
Engineering Finance
Film & Media Studies
Folk Music
French
Geode
German
Healthy Living House
Health Professions
Hispanic Society of Lafayette
History
Interfaith/Religious Studies
International Business/Conduct
International Film
International Politics
Kaleidoscope
Literature Appreciation
Mathematics
Mind and Body Health House
Monroe@
Natural Disaster Relief
Outdoors House
Psychology
Scholar-Athlete House
Social Justice House
Spanish Culture House
Stadium Design
Statistics
Wall Street
Women in Sports
Women in Sports (LAX)
Women in Sports (T&F)
Technology
The Tent (Christian Fellowship House)
Theater
TREEhouse
U.S. Politics
Women in Science & Engineering

Requirements & Expectations

Members of Living Learning Community Program of Monroe Neighborhood are students with a GPA of 2.8+ and want to take the initiative to create their own learning opportunities.

With the support of the faculty/staff sponsor and Residence Life staff, members plan and participate in various house events.

EXPECTATIONS

SPRING [prior to living in Monroe Neighborhood]

  • Meet with faculty advisor and other house members to discuss expectations & brainstorm list of possible house events
  • Submit house application on OurCampus
    • One member will submit an application for the group. Each member will review the application and approve its contents.
  • Review educational materials about off-campus living and complete off campus quiz

FALL/SPRING [while living on Monroe]

  • Attend scheduled community meetings with the Residence Life staff member advising the community.
  • With housemates, sponsor at least 2 house events per month.
  • Communicate regularly with faculty & Residence Life staff member.
  • Submit program documentation and other administrative paperwork by deadlines.
  • Participate in neighborhood activities to foster a sense of community.
  • Maintain a substance-free house (regardless of the age of residents, no drugs or alcohol is permitted in the house. By Easton ordinance and college policy, open alcohol is also prohibited from the porches and grounds surrounding the houses).