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 1/30/2007 Students studying behind Meyer Library. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Governance of University Theme Housing

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University Theme Houses (Academic and Special Interest) are governed by the Committee on Residential Learning (CoRL), a large and diverse committee providing broad support for residence-based programs that serve undergraduates. Ethnic Theme Houses are overseen directly by the Undergraduate Residence Governance Council, which includes the Vice Provost for Budgets and Auxiliaries Management, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Learn more about CoRL and the governance structure for Ethnic Theme Houses below.

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Alice Artica, left, Katherine Carr, TA; Nour Mary Aissaoui; and Margarita Pertierra work on problems on polarity and charge in Chem 31AC.

Committee on Residential Learning (CoRL)

Over the years, house themes have ranged from fairly informal events and activities to specific emphases in programming. We’ve redeveloped this crucial part of residential life to better align with the neighborhood and campus-wide sense of community.

 5/31/2003 Casa Zapata, the university's Latino/Chicano ethnic dormitory, unveiled a new student-created mural May 31 as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. The mural's theme, "family", reflects the feeling of living in the dorm, according to event organizers. The mural is located in the dorm's lounge. Credit:  Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Governance of Ethnic Theme Houses

In the establishment of a governance structure for these houses, the university is codifying an enduring commitment to the four ethnic theme programs that exist on campus.