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.
  • Support form from the organizational and/or house adviser(s) (sent directly to the adviser after submission of the proposal).

Proposal Questions

PURPOSE & GOALS:

  1. 1. STATEMENT OF INTEREST: In 20 words or fewer, describe the theme or purpose of your Special Interest group.
  2. 2.  PURPOSE: Why do you want to be a part of Special Interest Housing? As a part of your answer, describe how a house or apartment would support the completion of your SMART goals.
  3. 3. COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY: Describe how your Special Interest group’s interests align with one or more of the three principles of the University of Dayton’s Commitment to Community.
  4. 4. 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:
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    2. a. Authorship:
    3. i. SMART Goal
    4. ii. How does your Authorship SMART goal relate to your group’s expressed vision and reputation?
    5. iii. How does your Authorship SMART goal relate to the Commitment to Community (Name the Principle or Habit and how/why it relates)?
    6. iv. Describe any action steps you need to take in order to complete your Authorship SMART goal.
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    8. b. Interculturalism
    9. i. SMART Goal
    10. ii. How does your Interculturalism SMART goal relate to your group’s expressed vision and reputation?
    11. iii. How does your Interculturalism SMART goal relate to the Commitment to Community (Name the Principle or Habit and how/why it relates)?
    12. iv. Describe any action steps you need to take in order to complete your Interculturalism SMART goal.
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    14. c. Community Living
    15. i. SMART Goal
    16. ii. How does your Community Living SMART goal relate to your group’s expressed vision and reputation?
    17. iii. How does your Community Living SMART goal relate to the Commitment to Community (Name the Principle or Habit and how/why it relates)?
    18. iv. Describe any action steps you need to take in order to complete your Community Living SMART goal.
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    20. To assist in writing SMART goals, please find important resources included below:
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    22. 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 
    23. https://www.udayton.edu/studev/_resources/files/housing/ResidentialHandout_FINAL_nocrops.pdf
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    25. Commitment to Community The University of Dayton Commitment to Community can be found by visiting go.udayton.edu/c2c.
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    27. Writing SMART Goals Online Workshop 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:
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    29. 5. 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.)
    30. 6. 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.)
    31. 7. 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.)
    32. 8. 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?
    33. 9. COMMUNICATION: Identify the methods and frequency with which your group will communicate with your adviser(s).
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    35. 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.

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

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