The Theme Housing program at Kenyon College provides a unique living experience that enables a group of students to live together and explore a common area of interest or theme. This group of students is self-directed and self-governed through the use of goal-setting and a house contract. Theme Houses range in style from apartments, houses, or suites and range in size from a few students to many. A strong sense of community, along with the opportunity to learn about and promote a common interest, makes the Theme Housing option very popular among Kenyon College students.
According to Alexander Astin's report to the National Institute of Education, Involvement in Learning, "every institute of higher education should strive to create learning communities organized around specific intellectual themes or tasks." The Theme Housing Program at Kenyon College provides an opportunity for faculty, administrators, and students to engage in programs and dialogues that stimulate participation in the living-learning process. Throughout the academic year, Theme Housing groups are expected to hold programs that are open to the entire Kenyon community and that advance their purpose and ideals as a Theme House. Events held by Theme Housing groups contribute to the greater learning community of Kenyon College by providing students with both social and educational opportunities on campus.
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