Greek and Themed Housing provides housing opportunities for groups of students who have common interests. Housing is available to Greek groups in independent living communities (houses), while Themed housing is made available primarily in residence halls.
Regardless of housing placement, whether the student is in an independent living community or a residence hall, residents are responsible for, and accountable to those university policies that apply to all students that live on campus. All applicants must agree to follow the Greek or Themed Housing expectations and abide by all university policies as stated in the Heidelberg University Guidelines and Community Standards.
Given the independent nature of Greek and Themed Housing, students who have significant judicial history with the university will be evaluated and considered on an individual basis. In such cases, participation as a house member may be denied.
Themed Housing is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop initiatives and programs which they feel will enrich the Heidelberg University and Tiffin community. In return, the groups receive independent living assignments in a university owned house. Although your program must fit the occupancy level of one of the available houses it is our hope that the actual active membership in your CLC will extend beyond the occupants living in the house. The idea is to create a program that becomes an integral part of the campus community.
A themed housing group may be part of an established organized club on campus, or it may simply be a group of students who have similar interests with a plan to share that interest with the larger campus community. Priority will be given to the merit and quality of the theme and the proposal versus the individual or collective class standing of the group members (house members must be entering sophomores, juniors, or seniors of the same gender).
As a member of the themed housing program, as a themed housing community and as individuals, you will be expected to contribute to the common good of the university community. Each member of a themed housing program is required to complete 10 hours of community service per semester. It is also expected that each house be maintained at full occupancy at all times. Each group will be expected to use the living space as well as the special abilities and interests of the group members to provide something that will benefit the Heidelberg University student body. The Office of Residence Life will assess the implementation of the groups' goals and objectives. All groups will be evaluated throughout the year in a joint effort between the house members and the Office of Residence Life. Year-to-year re-appointment to a house is not guaranteed.
For more service opportunities at Heidelberg University and in the Tiffin community, visit the Community Engagement homepage.
Greek Housing is available to any and all Greek groups who apply. This gives groups the opportunity to have space for holding events and hosting prospective members. Not all Greek groups choose to apply for Greek Housing. Groups are not guaranteed to be placed in the same house from one year to the next.
For more information about the Greek groups at Heidelberg University, visit the Greek Life homepage.