Theme housing seeks to create opportunities for students to explore ideas and build a community around a specific interest while working closely with a university office or department. Themes work closely with a faculty or staff advisor to develop a community that directly engages with their area of interest through intentional dialogue, service, programming, and/or intentional engagement with the Wake community. Students, and specifically Theme Program Advisors (TPAs), are tasked with planning a community with clear purpose, goals and learning outcomes while providing Theme members with clear expectations for engagement within the community.
Students per Group: 6-12 per group. Individual group size will vary based on assignments placement.
Theme Housing Requirements: Groups wishing to establish a theme housing group must meet the following qualifications to be considered.
Theme Housing Student Leadership: Each Theme Housing community must identify a Theme Program Advisor (TPA), a student leader who lives in the theme and is primarily responsible for meeting Theme requirements. TPAs coordinate programming initiatives and complete program requirements with input from their faculty/staff advisor. Learn more about the TPA role on our REC Student Leader page.
Theme Housing Programming and Budget: Themes are provided a programming budget through RL&H which is to be used to support Theme programs and community development initiatives. TPAs create a basic budget plan for the year and are expected to keep a record of their own budget usage. Funding partnerships with university partners are encouraged. TPAs may also be able to request additional funds from RL&H on a case-by-case basis.
Each Theme is required to meet the following programming requirements:
Theme Housing Member Expectations: