Frequently Asked Questions

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Sophomore and Senior Common Cause Communities

What is a Common Cause Community (C3)?
Common Cause Communities (C3) are housing options for students who wish to build community and live with each other while exploring a theme or common interest/passion. Residents in C3 areas will be offered special programs, and are given the opportunity to teach others about their interests, strengths, and passions.
Can I live with my friends?
Yes!  Students interested in the Be the Change Suites must apply as a group of 4.  Students interested in the Substance Free Community can apply as individuals or as pairs.  Seniors applying for the Balanced Living House must apply as a group of four.
Do C3 have an added cost?
No.  The same room rates apply to C3s.
How do I choose my room in a C3?
The Department of Community Living (DCL) will hold a separate room selection for C3 areas.  The C3 room selection will occur prior to regular room selection and will be run similarly.  At the C3 room selection, you will choose your specific room assignment.
Can I pull-in a friend who did not sign-up for the C3 or is on the C3 wait list?

No, only students who are accepted to the C3 can be pulled-in.

What if I cannot attend the C3 Room Selection?

Students may designate a proxy by completing a proxy form.  For more information about proxies, please see the room selection section of the website.

What is required of students who live in C3 areas?
Students must plan and implement a program that is keeping with the theme of the C3.  The program must occur during the academic year. In addition students must attend monthly or weekly meetings on Sundays from 7-8pm. See the C3 application guides for more information.
What if I change my mind about living in a C3?
If you wish to withdraw your C3 registration, you can do so prior to February 28th.  After then, if you wish to withdraw from the C3, you must make an appointment with the Allison Leventhal, Assistant Director of Community Living, to receive permission to withdraw and find a replacement.