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Daniel Ma of Stony Brook, NY was one of the first students to check in for Admit Weekend at the Arrillaga Alumni Center. Credit: newslibrary@stanford.edu

University Theme Houses

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These houses are available to students from every neighborhood and can be up to 25% of the bed space in a neighborhood. Students apply to live in these houses. University theme houses include academic theme houses, ethnic theme dorms and special interest houses such as co-ops and housed fraternities and sororities.

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Aerial view of Stanford. Credit: Credit Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Academic Theme Houses

UTH-As provide a meaningful and coherent intellectual collaboration within a residential setting between multiple participants: staff, faculty, institutional affiliates, and undergraduates. 

Casa Zapata staff at campus opening. Credit: Unknown

Ethnic Theme Houses

Our ethnic theme programs both encourage their students to critically explore their identities and responsibilities to the community, and engage in broader outreach programs, advocacy and ongoing education.

4/30/2013 Gardening at Columbae, a vegetarian cooperative house. Freshman Leopold Wambersie helps Junior Kyle Moore sift dirt to create new planting beds in the Columbae Garden. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Special Interest: Co-Op

Cooperative living has thrived at Stanford for more than forty years, offering a diverse range of living environments as each co-op community holds distinct values. 

Students talking together outside of the Greek Life Conference.

Special Interest: Fraternities and Sororities

Stanford is home to several nationally known social Greek letter organizations, and most of these vibrant and diverse communities are as old as the university itself.