Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing
The Honors College Greiner Hall Shared Interest Housing (SIH) is a living and learning community designed for students who seek to continue their civic engagement experiences in the city of Buffalo as sophomores. In addition to living in Greiner Hall, students enroll in two academic courses, participate in social activities in the residence hall, and take part in service learning opportunities. Through a pathway of self-discovery, students are inspired to think about their education, professional goals, strategies for leadership development, and the future in new and innovative ways.
Please submit your Shared Interest Housing application by Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 at 2 p.m. Please note that your application must be completed in one seating; please be prepared to complete it in its entirety.
- Make connections with a community of scholars in Greiner Shared Interest Housing that last a lifetime.
- Understand various pathways and connections to their career choices through guest speakers, team building activities, and social events.
- Become active participants in their learning through reflection, self-discovery, research and civic engagement in the city of Buffalo.
- Earn two credits towards their Honors Experiences.
Program Description and Eligibility
The Honors College Greiner Shared Interest Housing (SIH) is an opportunity for first-year students to continue creating and building community connections in the city of Buffalo through service-learning opportunities. As sophomores, Honors students will engage in a yearlong living and learning community in Greiner Hall, participate in two academic courses (e.g., HON 201: Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum I and HON 202: Honors College Sophomore Civic Engagement Practicum II) in the fall and spring semesters, social activities in the residence hall, campus wide events, and community service.
- Each member must have completed at least 12 college credits unless otherwise approved by the assistant director for residential education.
- Each member must be eligible for residence at UB and be eligible to live in Greiner Hall.
- The group must have a full-time UB faculty advisor (or a staff advisor directly associated with an academic program).
- All members must be affiliated with the University Honors College and in good standing.
- Each member must be able to register and participate in HON 201 (fall 2017) and HON 202 (spring 2019), both one-credit courses taught through the Honors College. The course will be offered on Mondays at 4 p.m. and this day/time must be available in order to be a part of the SIH.
- Each member must be willing to complete the tasks listed under Participant Expectations.
- Friday, Feb. 15 by 2 p.m.: application deadline
- Friday, Feb. 16: housing deposit due to Campus Living (online)
- Wednesday, Feb. 21: students will be notified of acceptance to Greiner Hall SIH opportunity
- Monday, Feb. 26: room selection meeting (12 p.m., 107 Capen Hall)
- Monday, May 7: mini-orientation (4 p.m., 107 Capen Hall)
Information Sessions for 2019-2020
Information sessions will be available for those interested in learning more about the program. Please check back for session dates.
Last updated: October 08, 2018 6:44 pm EST