Community Development is pleased to open the brownstone selection process to all Columbia College and Engineering residential students with guaranteed housing. This exciting and distinct opportunity offers students the ability to form a group around a specific theme or focus and create a living and learning environment in one of three brownstones along 114th street. These brownstones provide unique facilities for groups to create integrated educational or service experiences in a residence-based community, and they offer exciting new potential for student-faculty or student-administrative interaction and collaboration. We invite Fraternities and Sororities, Special Interest Communities, new groups, or other groups of students with common interests to apply. Recommendations will be made by the Brownstone Review Committee to the Dean of Student Affairs, who will make the final selection and placement in consultation with the Dean of Community Development.
Through Residential Programs (RP), we offer learning opportunities beyond the classroom that support the academic mission of Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. RP provides experiences to students in residence that promote intellectual, social, emotional and interpersonal growth and development. RP fosters a variety of living and learning environments that allow for the expression of individuality balanced with a shared sense of responsibility for the Columbia community using the following five core values: Engagement, Development, Responsibility, Inclusivity, and Learning
The following brownstones will be available for residency, beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year:
536 West 114th: 22 beds (10 singles, 6 doubles)
542 West 114th: 18 beds (6 singles, 6 doubles)
546 West 114th: 16 beds (12 singles, 2 doubles)
Please note that while these are maximum capacities Residential Programs reserves the right to place a Residential Programs staff member into one of the bed spaces.
There are slight variations in the layout and amenities in each brownstone. Each brownstone has a kitchen, laundry facilities, and programming space.
Application released: July 24, 2012
Brownstone Selection Process Information Session: Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 8:00pm-9:00pm in 401 Lerner Hall.
Brownstone Tours: Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 8:00pm-10:00pm.
536, West 114th Street
542, West 114th Street
546, West 114th Street
Applications due: October 5th, 2012, 9:00 pm
A limited number of applicants will be invited to present their group proposal to the BrownstoneReview Committee during the week of October 22nd. Additional information will be shared regarding housing information and expectations while in residence to those groups invited to present.
Final Notification: November 30th, 2012