Special Interest Housing

Themed communities offer the opportunity to extend the classroom learning experience to a living environment shared with other students with similar interests and passions.

First Generation House

The First Generation House provides an inclusive living environment for Rensselaer students who identify as a first-generation college student. This community is ideal for students whose parents/guardians did not complete a 4 year bachelors program in the United States.

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Leadership House

Leadership House is a shared-interest residential community that allows approximately 40 first-year students the opportunity to explore inclusive leadership through fun, hands-on activities and interactive workshops.

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Multicultural House

The Multicultural House is a community that promotes inclusion and equity by promoting natural curiosity, identity exploration, and cross-cultural dialogue and is open to students regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or ability.  

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Pride House

Pride House is a space for LGBTQAI+ students and those who advocate for their allies to live together to explore topics surrounding gender and sexuality. This community is open to first-year students who are interested in learning about topics such as sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and inclusion.

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Wellness House

Wellness House is a community for students to learn about and practice a holistic approach to making their minds and bodies healthier.

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Women in STEM House

The Women in STEM House is a community devoted to assisting students at Rensselaer find affinity and to help students thrive as they transition into their first year at Rensselaer.  The Women in STEM House provides women identified students with the opportunity to navigate their career aspirations within Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) field.

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Vasudha House

The Vasudha House is designed to support students with a passion for the environment, sustainability, biodiversity, energy systems, food systems, and other related and interconnected topics.

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