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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

R Social, 2022. Credit: Micaela Go

The Charge

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How we move forward in 2023 and beyond. In keeping with our commitment to ongoing community feedback and iterative improvements, this Task Force is charged with recommending longer-term changes and enhancements to the neighborhood model that will strike an optimal balance between student choice and community cohesion.  

The primary areas of consideration will be:

  • Housing assignments and neighborhood reassignments (changing neighborhoods)
  • The configuration of buildings within each neighborhood to address geographical proximity and equity across neighborhoods
  • In a situation where many students may be changing neighborhoods, what is needed for neighborhoods to effectively foster a sense of community and to equitably deliver services and enrichment to students

The Primary Deliverable of the Task Force

The Task Force’s primary deliverable will be a report detailing two or three scenarios for recommended changes to the neighborhoods for implementation for fall 2024.

The Task Force should factor into its scenarios the anticipated changes in the undergraduate population size when the larger-than-average class of 2025 graduates, and the transition of EVGR-A to exclusively graduate student housing.  It should also study the changes enacted to date, including the 2023-2024 pilot changes, and it should solicit input and ideas from diverse student groups, faculty, staff and alumni.  Scenarios should be tested for feasibility, and they should include a discussion of the pros, cons and unanswered questions of each scenario. 


  • Co-chairs: Elaine Treharne and Susie Brubaker-Cole
  • 6 students representing diverse student groups
  • 4 staff representing Residential Education and Residential & Dining Enterprises
  • 2 resident fellows
  • 3 faculty members

The Task Force should submit its final report no later than December 8, 2023.