Cultural Houses @ Carleton

Cultural Housing at Carleton College

One of the goals of the Office of Intercultural and International Life is to create a sense of community amongst the students we serve.  One of the ways we achieve this is through our institutional houses.  OIIL oversees 4 houses, each with a different mission that provides students with a space to call their own.  The cultural houses are designed to provide a culturally safe space for students of color, international students and their allies willing to contribute to an environment that facilitates academic and personal success. The houses provide a variety of educational, cultural, and social programs related to specific cultures and issues, while simultaneously providing a cultural comfort-zone.  All Carleton community members are encouraged to participate in all programs and meetings held at the houses: Asia House (Asian interest house), Freedom House (African-American interest house) and La Casa del Sol (Latino interest house). For more information, please contact Toni Grant (agrant@carleton.edu) or Martin Olague (molague@carleton.edu). 

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, April 2nd  (Monday, March 3rd if you are off-campus during Spring '14.)

After you submit your application, Toni Grant or Martin Olague will contact you to schedule your interview.  Interviews will take place during the day on Friday, April 4th and the afternoon of Monday, April 7th.

 

 

Cultural Housing Application (For students who have never lived in a cultural house)

Returner Cultural Housing Application (For students who have previously lived in the cultural houses)

 

Asia House  (Hall House)

Asia House provides support to Asian and Asian American students at Carleton College. Educational and social programs aimed towards the understanding of Asian and Asian American cultures and issues are held throughout the year. All Carleton students are invited to apply to live in the house and to participate in Asia House programs.

Freedom House  (Williams House)

Freedom House provides a culturally safe space for students of African Diaspora and their allies at Carleton College, and contributes to the environment that facilitates their success. Freedom House residents provide a variety of educational, cultural and social programs related to their culture and issues, while simultaneously providing a cultural comfort zone. Carleton students are invited to apply to live in the Freedom House and to participate in all programs and meetings.

La Casa del Sol  (Hunt Cottage)

La Casa del Sol is a house designed to serve both the Latino community at Carleton College, as well as the larger Carleton and local Northfield community, through education and programming. La Casa is an integral part of the Latino community at Carleton because it encourages academic success and community development. We welcome the Carleton community to come and celebrate diversity.

Intercultural Center  (Stimson House)

Stimson House serves as the programming center for the Office of Intercultural & International Life. Programs hosted at Stimson are open to all students, faculty and staff. On a day-to-day basis, Stimson House is a safe space for students to come together to relax, socialize, meet, and study. Our hope is that Stimson House will also be a place where students can have informal but meaningful interactions with students from diverse backgrounds.  Stimson House is reserved for student peer leaders who work for the Office of Intercultural & International Life.