The Affinity Housing Program (AHP) provides a unique living and learning experience that allows a group of students to live together while exploring a common area of interest. Student groups ranging from a group of like-minded individuals to members of the same student organization can apply to live together in one of Bucknell University's Small Houses. The 14 small houses range from 9-40 residents and each offer a common living area and kitchen for the house to utilize. Each Affinity will have an Affinity Leader, Residential Adviser, and Faculty/Staff Adviser to guide their Affinity's mission and values as they contribute to the larger campus community. Each Affinity is allocated a budget from Residential Education with which to provide intentional programming for their community that is related to the specific Affinity and falls into the following competency areas: Academic Success, Exploration and Leadership, Community, Diversity Inclusion and Social Justice, or Wellness.
Please note: NCAA institutions are not permitted to have athletic housing or dormitories, meaning no more than 49% of a particular house, dorm, floor, blocks, etc. can be made up of student-athletes. As you build your roster, please be mindful of individuals who are student-athletes. Rosters will be verified to make sure we are in compliance with NCAA rules.
2018-2019 Affinity House
64 University Avenue "STEMocracy"
The mission of STEMocracy is to build support systems for students in science, technology, engineering, and math in a residential setting. In this environment students will engage in study groups across the fields of STEM creating new connections with peers.
Hulley House: "C.A.L.V.I.N & H.O.B.B.E.S"
The mission of C.A.L.V.I.N & H.O.B.B.E.S is to provide a substance free living space for residents and substance free programming for all of campus. C&H strives to provide alternative, substance-free weekend fun for the community members. Nearly all activities hosted by C&H are open to all of campus and are at no cost to the attendees.
Galloway House: "Cap & Dagger"
The Cap and Dagger House seeks to promote the growth of the arts at Bucknell, provide ongoing support to the Department of Theatre & Dance, and uphold the University's commitment to liberal arts education by integrating living and learning, theatre and other disciplines, seniors and first-years, and service and art -- all within a safe, empowering, and dynamic environment. We hope to continue to foster and reinforce the community within the arts and to provide a safe space for students and an alternate social environment free of party culture.
Corner House: "Bohemia"
The mission of the Bohemia House is to foster a diverse and interdisciplinary artistic
community by establishing a residential space in which students can collaborate, combining a variety of artistic perspectives in ways that will energize and rejuvenate the arts scene, the academic scene, and the social scene at Bucknell.
400 St. George: "E&I - Entrepreneurship and Innovation"
The mission of E&I is to foster intellectual growth, collaboration, and creative thinking. E&I strives to establish the mindset that students can positively impact the world around us through entrepreneurship and innovation. The goal and vision is to create an environment that encourages curiosity, both supports and pushes each individual in their academics as well as extracurriculars, and provides the E&I community with opportunities that otherwise would not be available to them.
Summit House: "Fran's House"
Fran's House provides Bucknell University with a safe living space for any LGBT individuals and allies. The house serves a double purpose as a safe place for any LGBT individuals and allies at all times and as a sponsor of events to enrich the lives of LGBT individuals and allies on campus.
Martin House: "La Casa de Excellencia"
La Casa is a space for students to create community, explore identity, and develop cultural awareness of cultures within the Latin diasopra which includes countries rooted in North America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean. While it will not be mandatory for members to be a part of LACOS, it is still our mission to craft a space where anyone can explore their own Latinx/Caribbean/Spanish culture.
Leiser House: "International House"
Provide a unique opportunity in both living and international understanding; meet people from all over the world; build interest in learning about other cultures; seek out and explore cultural values of widely divergent belief systems; bring enthusiasm and curiosity for living and learning in an international community.
Carey House: "Outhouse: Outdoor Education and Leadership House"
The mission of the Outhouse is to promote outdoor recreational activities and allow its residents and the surrounding community to share their love for the outdoors together. We wish to bring together more students with like interests and hobbies. Our goal is to promote environmental awareness and give the University community an opportunity to appreciate the outdoors. This community offers a great support system for its members who are often involved in a variety of activities all over campus. Our community will foster leaders within the Bucknell community to promote experiential education and personal growth.
Edwards House: "Philanthropy"
The mission of the philanthropy house is to give back to others in the form of community service, charitable gifts, and fundraising events. By volunteering time and energy in the community the residents of Philanthropy will give back to those who need it most.
23 University Ave: "Sustainability and Innovation"
The sustainability and innovation house will unite students who are mindful of their consumption and global footprint. Together this community will engage in sustainable lifestyle changes and work to do outreach with the greater Bucknell community.
125 Strohecker: "Enginuity"
The mission of "Engin"uity House is to afford students with a mind and heart for service, structured opportunities to apply learned knowledge to community-based projects, with the intents of both strengthening connections among the Bucknell and extended communities, and providing meaningfully applied experiences for its residents.
7th Street House: "Umoja"
7th Street House will focus on highlighting the importance of Umoja, which is highlighted through Kwanzaa events. Our mission is to bring people together as if we were a family and create an environment where everyone can feel welcomed. Often, people struggle with finding a place where they feel comfortable on campus and we hope our community will be a safe space for individuals.
Interested in Living in an Affinity House?
Currently, our 2018-2019 Affinity Houses are full, but the Affinity housing Program will be accepting names for an alternate list on a rolling basis. Should an opportunity become available, you will be contacted and placed into the vacancy. Please keep in mind that the Affinity Housing Program is designed to serve sophomore, junior and senior students only. Complete this form to be added to the alternate list for the affinity of your choice.