Dartmouth's Interfaith Floor Creates a New Kind of Community

December 9, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs


Like many people, Sarah M. Harris ’11 is in search of deeper spiritual meaning. So when the opportunity to live in an environment surrounded by other students also looking for a faith-based connection, she jumped at the chance to be included.

The Interfaith Living and Learning Community debuted this term as a special interest residential option for students and is geared toward those who either associate themselves with a particular faith or are simply interested in conversations about faith, religion and spirituality. Students that choose to live on the Interfaith floor make a commitment to the experience of living together and learning from one another.

The students agree to participate in various informal activities and structured discussions as part of their living arrangement with the goal of building spiritual and philosophical understanding of each other through faith.