Special Interest Housing
At Rochester, special interest housing (theme,Living Learning Community, and Greek) is space set aside in the upperclass residence halls where a group of upperclass students, sharing common interests and seeking to integrate these interests with their residential life, live together.
Over time, new programs are created, and older ones are disbanded. Programs we anticipate for next year include the:
- Anime Floor
- Computer Interest Floor
- Douglass Leadership House
- Drama House
- House of Marsha
- Music Interest Floor
There are 15 residential fraternity and sorority groups in residence halls and Greek houses.
Located on the 7th floor of Anderson Towers, we do weekly showings of the hottest anime and movie showings and more! We are a community that shares personal experiences and reflects on Anime and manga that we watch/read for fun. We create a fun environment to help you get away from your difficult week.
See the Anime Interest Floor website for more information.
CIF is a close-knit and friendly community that does much more than just sitting around on our computers! Activities range from playing video games to flexing our culinary muscles to public game nights! We also manage the CIF services, go out on the town for floor dinners, and host the CIF picnic each semester.
See the Computer Interest Floor website for more information.
Named after Frederick Douglass, the mission of the DLH is to establish an engaging intellectual community where students of all cultural backgrounds can come together and raise awareness of the many facets of the black experience: culture, politics, history, and Diasporic roots. DLH is a Living Learning Community (LLC) and is located in the Fraternity Quad.
See the Douglass Leadership House website for more information.
Drama House stands on our principles of creativity, artistic collaboration, and gender and sexuality inclusion. Many of its members are dedicated to theater and a broad array of interests including music, film, dance, literature, and fine arts. We host events that focus on encouraging a strong campus & local theater community.
See the Drama House website for more information.
GreenSpace is dedicated to living a sustainable lifestyle. Students interested in making daily choices with the environment in mind can now interact with and learn from like-minded people regularly. Our mission is to come together, learn from one another, and do our best to lead lives of environmental consciousness.
See the GreenSpace website for more information.
Named after the iconic Marsha P. Johnson, the mission of the House of Marsha (HOM) is to establish an engaging intellectual community where students of all queer identities can come together and raise awareness of the many facets of the queer experience; including culture, politics, history, and intersectional identities.
MIF's primary objective is to connect students who want to be a part of a tight-knit, musically focused community. Aside from supporting music internally, MIF seeks to support and promote music campus-wide and beyond. To that end, MIF sets up events, projects, and services throughout the academic year.
See the Music Interest Floor website for more information.