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Introduction to Theme Houses

Residential Education's essential conviction is that formal teaching, informal learning, and personal support are integral to a Stanford education. ResEd programs extend the classroom into the residences and complement the academic curriculum with activities and experiences supporting students' preparation for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship, and service.

Toward that end, ResEd supports theme houses on campus. Each house is responsible for crafting & managing an integrated residential learning experience for its residents. Theme houses enjoy a long history on campus, many coming into fruition concurrently with ResEd itself.

Activities in theme houses, whether academic or social, are related to that house's theme. Themes vary widely. Some are related to a cultural interest or affinity. Others are related to academic and career interests. Themed houses on campus are differentiated by the degree of sponsorship they garner from third parties & the affiliation of those third parties with the university at large.

The deadline for Preassignment for the 2015-16 Academic Year is Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 1pm.

There are four types of theme houses:


Stanford Non-Discrimination Policy

Stanford University admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Consistent with its obligations under the law, Stanford prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of the University's programs and activities; Stanford also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy: Director of the Diversity and Access Office, Mariposa House, 585 Capistrano Way, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-8230; (650) 723-0755 (voice), (650) 723-1791 (fax), (email). Stanford’s Title IX Coordinator, Catherine Criswell Spear, has been designated to handle inquiries regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence: Mariposa House (2nd floor), 585 Capistrano Way, Stanford, CA 94305, (650) 497-4955 (voice), (650) 497-9257 (fax), (email).