Proposal Information

All Special Interest Housing proposals MUST include:

  • Names of all the members of the group applying for a house.
  • Identification of the sponsoring group/organization as well as the name(s) of an organizational adviser, and applicable house advisers.
  • Letter of support from the organizational and/or house adviser(s).

Proposal Questions

VALUES & IDENTITY:

  1. VALUES: What are your group’s values? If your group is a part of IACT at ArtStreet, the GLLC, affiliated with the Center for Student Involvement (Recognized Student Organization, Values Based Greek), or are Faith Based, how do you relate your group’s values to the house or complex mission statement?
  2. REPUTATION: At the end of the 2017-2018, what would you like your house to be known for (what would you hope to have accomplished) and how does that relate to the values you have expressed for your group?
  3. SMART GOALS: Each Special Interest House will develop three SMART goals. Each of these SMART goals will connect to one of the three Housing and Residence Life (HRL) Learning Goals: Authorship, Interculturalism, Community Living. Each goal should also reflect the group's vision and reputation statement along with the University's Commitment to Community. Each group will be required to complete two of the SMART goals in the Fall and one SMART goal in the Spring. When writing the SMART goals, please be sure to include the following information:
    1. Authorship
      1. SMART Goal
      2. How does your Authorship SMART goal relate to your group’s expressed vision and reputation?
      3. How does your Authorship SMART goal relate to the Commitment to Community (Name the Principle or Habit and how/why it relates)?
      4. Describe any action steps you need to take in order to complete your Authorship SMART goal.
    2. Interculturalism
      1. SMART Goal
      2. How does your Interculturalism SMART goal relate to your group’s expressed vision and reputation?
      3. How does your Interculturalism SMART goal relate to the Commitment to Community (Name the Principle or Habit and how/why it relates)?
      4. Describe any action steps you need to take in order to complete your Interculturalism SMART goal.
    3. Community Living
      1. SMART Goal
      2. How does your Community Living SMART goal relate to your group’s expressed vision and reputation?
      3. How does your Community Living SMART goal relate to the Commitment to Community (Name the Principle or Habit and how/why it relates)?
      4. Describe any action steps you need to take in order to complete your Community Living SMART goal.

To assist in writing SMART goals, please find important resources included below:

Housing and Residence Life Learning Goals

The Learning Goals for Housing and Residence Life can be found in the Vision for Residential Learning by visiting https://www.udayton.edu/studev/_resources/files/housing/ResidentialHandout_FINAL_nocrops.pdf

Commitment to Community

The University of Dayton Commitment to Community can be found by visiting go.udayton.edu/c2c.

Writing SMART Goals Online Workshop

4. hat role will each resident in the special interest house play in attaining your group’s SMART goals?  How will you know that your group has successfully attained its SMART goals?

For more information on how to write effective SMART goals, please view the online learning workshop on SMART goals by visiting https://udayton.warpwire.com/w/CnUAAA/

ADVISERS:

  1. ADVISER NAME: Please provide the name for your institutional adviser (the adviser employed by the University of Dayton, if you have more than one adviser.)
  2. ADVISER PHONE NUMBER: Please provide the phone number for your institutional adviser (the adviser employed by the University of Dayton, if you have more than one adviser.)
  3. ADVISER EMAIL ADDRESS: Please provide the email address for your institutional adviser (the adviser employed by the University of Dayton, if you have more than one adviser.)
  4. ROLE OF THE ADVISER: Advisers are integral to the success of your house. Describe the role your adviser(s) will play in your special interest house?
  5. COMMUNICATION: Identify the methods and frequency with which your group will communicate with your adviser(s).

LOCATION:

Location is an important aspect of the Special Interest Housing experience. The Special Interest Housing committee will strongly consider location requests by groups in conjunction with their priority based on earned PATH Credits. Groups should use the Special Interest Housing application to preference blocks and/or specific properties (as applicable). Please note that, with the exception of Legacy Houses, student groups will not be able to retain their current property.

Letter(s) from Adviser(s)

Please see the definitions below for a House and Organizational Adviser. Please note that anytime a House or Organizational Advisor is not a University of Dayton faculty or staff member, the group will be required to provide contact information and an additional short letter of acknowledgement from a University of Dayton faculty/staff member on campus who serves in an organizational advising capacity.  This person will be designated as the institutional adviser. This is the adviser that the group should note in their application as the primary adviser.

Types of Advisers

House Adviser: The House Adviser is an exempt (non-hourly) faculty and/or staff member who works directly with the students living in the Special Interest House. The House Adviser will assist students in addressing issues that pertain to community living. House Advisers must be present for the whole 2017-2018 year. If an adviser leaves unexpectedly, the group will be required to find a new adviser.  This person composes the adviser letter that addresses the question prompts.  In the case of a Recognized Student Organization, the House Adviser may be the same person who is known to the Center for Student Involvement as the Organizational Adviser.

  • In the case of a Registered Student Organization, if the listed House Adviser is not the faculty/staff member on record as the Organizational Adviser in the Center for Student Involvement, the Organizational Adviser on record (see next definition) must submit an additional, short letter of acknowledgement of the organization's request/proposal for the upcoming Special Interest Housing cycle, indicating general awareness and support for the organization, its goals, and its potential for being awarded a house.

Organizational Adviser: The Organizational Adviser is an exempt (non-hourly) faculty and/or staff member who works with the organization and is identified by the Center for Student Involvement as the recognized adviser for the organization.

  • NOTE:  Values-based Greek organizations are required to have both an Organizational Adviser and a House Adviser each submit a letter of support, for a total of two letters. As a reminder, if neither the Organizational nor the House Advisor are University of Dayton faculty or staff members, the group must identify a third institutional adviser, who is a University of Dayton employee who serves as the faculty/staff adviser on record in the Center for Student Involvement.  The group must provide contact information and an additional short letter of acknowledgement of the organization's request/proposal for the upcoming Special Interest Housing cycle, indicating general awareness and support for the organization, its goals, and its potential for being awarded a house

Letters of Support

Letters of support from an organizational and/or house adviser must be uploaded as part of the online application process and received no later than January 27, 2017.  All letters should include the following:

  • Why are you confident that these students will contribute to the academic mission of the institution through their living environment? What is your understanding of how they will do so?
  • How will you support their proposed programmatic initiatives?
  • Have they shared their community goals and plan with you? What are your thoughts about it?
  • How often will you communicate with them to support them in achieving their community goals?
  • If you are serving as the house adviser, will you be available to assist residents with issues that impact their living experience in the house?
  • What resources can you use to help your group meet their SMART goals?

Contact Us

Housing and Residence Life

Gosiger Hall 210 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-3317 

Connect