Program House Communities

Program Houses are themed communities where students can develop and immerse themselves in a shared interest within a residential community. Comprised of new and upperlevel students, these communities offer opportunities for informal peer mentoring and each Program House maintains many annual traditions. For more than forty years, Program Houses have provided Cornell students with this specialized residential option.

To learn more about the community in each of the Program Houses, please visit your residence hall’s home page:

  • Akwe:kon – the nation's first university residence established to celebrate American Indian culture and heritage
  • Ecology House – focused on environmentally sustainable practices and educational outreach, plus outdoor activities like hiking and camping trips
  • Holland International Living Center (HILC) – a diverse community of both international students and American students interested in cross-cultural experiences and learning
  • Just About Music (JAM) – a music-lover's dream home with a concert stage, a recording studio, classical practice rooms, and countless performance and listening opportunities
  • Latino Living Center (LLC) – celebrating Latino heritage and culture, with regular collaboration with the Latino Studies Program to organize events and discussion series
  • Multicultural Living Learning Unit (McLLU) – a global community of backgrounds and ethnicities, all committed to celebrating difference and promoting acceptance
  • Risley Residential College – a supportive environment for creating, performing, and exploring artistic expression, whether your interest is dance, music, theatre, or visual arts
  • Ujamaa Residential College – celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of the African Diaspora