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Structured Liberal Education (SLE) is a residence-based academic program housed in East Florence Moore Hall that encourages students to live a life of ideas in an atmosphere that emphasizes critical thinking and interpretation. Sometimes called “a liberal arts college experience” within the university, SLE focuses on great works of philosophy, religion, literature, art and painting, and film drawn largely, but not exclusively, from the Western tradition.

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More About Structured Liberal Education (SLE)

The SLE curriculum emphasizes artists and intellectuals who introduced new ways of thinking and new ways of creating to the world that have often overthrown or deeply changed tradition. Their contributions to intellectual history have redefined beauty, challenged the authority of conventional wisdom and institutions, and raised questions that remain important to us today. For good or ill, they helped create the world we live in.

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Leadership Team

  • Roland Greene, Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences; Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Director of the Stanford Humanities Center; Former Faculty Director of SLE
  • Alison McQueen, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science
  • Karla Oeler, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History; Faculty Director of ITALIC
  • Jeremy Sabol, Associate Director of SLE; Lecturer in SLE
  • Jas Wheeler, Upperclass SLE alumna
  • Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities; Professor of English, and, by Courtesy, of German Studies; Robert K. Packard University Fellow in Undergraduate Education; Director, Stanford Text Technologies; Resident Fellow of Ng House
  • Greg Watkins, Former Resident Fellow of East Florence Moore Hall; Former Associate Director of SLE
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Theme Requirements

  1. Be a SLE alum for at least one quarter.
  2. Consider volunteering to be a SLE Community Connection during the 24-25 year.
  3. Contribute ideas in the planning and execution of programs, activities, and events in the course of the year, including plans for a theme-house budget that will be available to theme residents.
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576 Alvarado, 680 Lomita, Alpha Phi/Kappa Kappa Gamma, FloMo East (Alondra, Cardenal, and Faisan), FloMo West (Gavilan, Loro, Mirlo, and Paloma), Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Storey, and apartments in Mirrielees and Duan.

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For more information about Florence Moore Hall visit the Residential & Dining Enterprises website.