The Grossman House for Global Perspectives is an intimate residential community with a shared interest in furthering an understanding of globalization. The 25 Grossman citizens design and implement both intellectual and social programming such as house discussions, attending artistic performances, faculty lectures, and cultural celebrations.
McKelvy House is a 19th-century stone mansion that is home to 20 McKelvy Scholars and a faculty resident. Intellectual discourse is the centerpiece of this program which encourages the exchange of ideas among students with different academic interests. Admission is competitive and requires nomination by a faculty member.
Special-Interest Houses are student-led communities centered on academic or co-curricular interests. Each house is located on its own residence hall floor. Special interest house residents explore self-governance, engage in civic responsibility, share knowledge, and sponsor programs in support of a self-selected theme.
Living Learning Communities
The Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are one block of 3-person off-campus houses, each established around a shared interest. Participating in a LLC provides a unique opportunity for intellectual exploration and community leadership as students create their own learning opportunities.
The Arts Houses are a cluster of 3-person off-campus houses on Parsons Street. Arts Houses residents serve as the steering committee for the Arts Society. These students coordinate programs and events that advance the fine and performing arts at Lafayette.
Located at 524 Clinton Terrace, the Hillel House is the programming and worship center for the Hillel Society. Hillel provides a wide range of events for students to practice Judaism on campus.
Portlock Black Cultural Center
Located at 101 McCartney Street, the Portlock Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a programming and gallery space managed by the Intercultural Development Office. Founded by former academic dean David A. Portlock, the center supports the educational and social experiences of students of African, Latino, Asian, and Native American descent.