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 (SIH) offer an opportunity to live with fellow students that share a common interest on a residence hall floor/wing or building.
The Monroe Neighborhood Houses are self-directed thematic living-learning communities in off-campus, substance free, three person college owned properties. Each house is expected to complete two learning activities each month for the members within the house. A Residence Life staff member will support the community.
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 on McCartney Street, the Portlock Black Cultural Center (BCC) is a programming and gathering 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.