Special Interest Housing (SIH) offers students who are going to be sophomores, juniors, or seniors the opportunity to create unique and exciting living experiences. This program allows students to live together as a group around a common personal or academic theme. Participants in this program form theme-based groups that are interested in a common goal, follow a set of beliefs, or have a specific passion.
To be eligible to participate in this program, you must meet the following criteria:
Submit an online housing application for the 2013–2014 academic year through the Self-Service Center by 3 p.m. on April 17, 2013
Pay your room reservation deposit by April 24, 2013
Be in good standing with the Office of Residential Life and Office of Student Conduct Administration
Be registered as a full-time student
What are some themes that have been used in the past? We encourage students to be creative with their SIH themes. Some past SIH themes include:
Where is Special Interest Housing located? SIH groups will be housed in one wing of Regents Park. Regents Park consists of four-person suites. Your group must fill a suite completely. If there are eight people in your group, Residential Life will attempt to find suites that are next to or across from each other so that you can be as close as possible.
At the end of the year, the Office of Residential Life will assess each SIH theme to determine if specific themes were successful. Groups that are considered successful and are interested in continuing with their SIH theme may be offered the option of relocating as a group to the Village for the 2014-2015 academic year.
What is required of SIH participants? SIH participants will be highly involved in developing their own structure and action plan for their specific group. However, each group will be expected to:
Are there any additional costs associated with participating in the SIH program? No. You will be charged the regular cost of a Regents Park single or double, depending on the setup of the suite to which you are assigned.