House Descriptions

Cultural Houses
Africana House  - spots still available for 2015-2016!
East Asian House  - spots still available for 2015-2016!

Language Houses
La Maison Francaise (French House) - spots still available for 2015-2016!
La Casa Hispanica (Spanish House)

Special Interest Houses
Human Rights House - spots still available for 2015-2016!
LEAD House - spots still available for 2015-2016!
Women and Creativity House - full for 2015-2016
Women and Public Health House - full for 2015-2016

New Houses for 2015-2016

Women, Media & Tech House - spots still available for 2015-2016!
Women & Global Education House- full for 2015-2016
Sexualities House- full for 2015-2016

APPLY NOW! Students living on campus can apply HERE. Commuters can apply HERE. Please email Dr. Beetham to let us know you have applied (Gwendolyn.Beetham@echo.rutgers.edu)

Important information for students applying to the Global Village

  1. All Houses are open to DRC and Rutgers undergraduate women students who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors, including commuter and transfer students.
  2. Global Village students are required to take a 1.5 credit house course on Mondays from 7:15 pm to 8:35 pm in the fall and spring semesters. You must not schedule any other class that will conflict with this time slot.*
  3. If accepted into a Global Village House that is traveling internationally, it is the student's responsibility to secure the appropriate travel documents by October 1, 2015.
  4. Once accepted into a Global Village House,  failure to comply with the Living Learning Community Agreement can result in consequences including, but not limited to, dismissal from the program and may impact future eligibility for DRC scholarships and other special opportunities.

* Please note that there is a $60 fee for this course per semester that is used to partially cover student trips and other house expenses.

Africana House
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

The Africana House is designed for students with an interest in African culture, history, politics and language. Specialized programming, events, and travel opportunities are designed to deepen students' understanding of Africana Studies and the African diaspora. Students also benefit from ongoing mentoring relationships with faculty involved with this program and Rutgers University.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.
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East Asian House
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

The East Asian House explores the cultural, social and political life of peoples of East Asia and is open to students who have a strong interest in exploring East Asian culture. Students are offered opportunities to experience Asian culture firsthand through field trips, film and attendance at cultural events.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.
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La Maison Francaise (French House)
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

La Maison Francaise, or The French House, is a Living Learning Community that explores gender, French language and culture. The French House provides students the opportunity to improve their language skills through immersion in daily foreign language activities including speaking French in the house on a regular basis, and exposure to French films, art, politics, music and food. Specialized programming, events and travel opportunities designed to deepen students' understanding of French culture and language are offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants to the language houses must show proficiency in the house language (level 131 or above) or be heritage speakers.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a native French-speaking Learning Community Coordinator.
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La Casa Hispanica (Spanish House)
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

La Casa Hispanica, or The Spanish House, explores gender, Hispanic language and cultures and is open to students who have a strong interest in Spanish. The Spanish House provides students the opportunity to improve their language skills through immersion in daily foreign-language activities including speaking Spanish in the house on a regular basis, and exposure to Hispanic films, art, politics, music and food. Specialized programming, events and travel opportunities designed to deepen students' understanding of Hispanic cultures and language are offered each year.

Eligibility
Applicants to the language houses must show proficiency in the house language (level 131 or above) or be heritage speakers.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a native Spanish-speaking Learning Community Coordinator.
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Human Rights House
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

The Human Rights House is designed to examine human rights theory and practice with a focus on gender. In the spring semester, students get a chance to put theory into action by sharing what they have learned with the University community and getting involved in a project that addresses the issue they were studying.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.
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LEAD (Leadership Education at Douglass) House
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

The LEAD House is designed to foster the leadership potential of its members. Students explore various forms of leadership and participate in individual and group exercises designed to help them develop the skills necessary to be successful agents of social change. Social activities and academic support also provide students with a sense of community. Specialized programming, events and travel opportunities designed to develop students' leadership skills are offered, and each year students participate in the Public Leadership Education Network's Women and Public Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. over winter break.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field. Each year, students are also required to participate in the Public Leadership Education Network's Women and Public Policy Seminar in Washington D.C. over winter break.
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Women and Creativity House
Woodbury Hall, Douglass Campus

Students majoring in the arts or who are simply interested in the theory and practice of art for women (including creative writing, film and video, and the visual and performing arts) should consider living among other artists and aficionados in the Women & Creativity House. In this house, students work on hands-on projects, explore the representation of gender in art, and learn about women’s historic participation in the arts. Members take advantage of the many resources and programs at Rutgers, including the Zimmerli Art Museum, Writers at Rutgers, and the Institute for Women and the Arts. Students also visit local galleries, studios and performance venues. This experience culminates in an exhibit of members’ work in the spring.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.
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Women and Public Health House (CLOSED FOR 2015-2016)
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

In the Women and Public Health House, students will learn about the public health challenges on the local and global levels, and identify their relation to women's lives and communities. Students will have the opportunity to learn about local public health initiatives and network with with experts in the field. The house will also undertake projects with the DRC chapter of the United Nations Population Fund for the health and dignity of women and girls, and will develop the skills to be public health advocates in their communities.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.

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Women, Media & Tech House
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

Douglass Residential College (open to DRC and non-DRC students)
Members of this newly-created house will learn about gender, media & technology through a series of in class workshopsincluding an introduction to digital film editing and strategies for using social media to create social change. Students will also get practical experience analyzing and writing about media in a variety of platforms as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of special activities on women, media & technology both on campus and off.

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.

This house is NEW for the 2015 - 2016 academic year!
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Women & Global Education (CLOSED FOR 2015-2016)
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

From international targets for girls’ education to the continued relevance of women’s colleges in the United States, this new house explores the state of education for women worldwide. Specialized programming, events, and travel opportunities are available!

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.

This house is new for the 2015-2016 academic year!

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Sexualities House (CLOSED FOR 2015-2016)
Jameson Hall, Douglass Campus

Sex education, sex positivity, sexual expression, learning how to be an LGBTQA ally – these are all topics that will be covered in this new house. Members will participate in Safe(R) Space trainings and become trainers themselves!

Participation Requirements
Residential students are required to live in assigned Global Village housing in Jameson. Students are also enrolled in a year-long 3-credit course (1.5 credits each semester), which is taught in-residence by a Learning Community Coordinator who is a specialist in the field.

This house is new for the 2015-2016 academic year!