Arts House residents lead the Arts Society in its many programs and activities, and work with other College entities to advance the fine and performing arts on campus. Arts Housers are chosen by application (due Feb. 17) and interview.
What is the Arts House?
The Arts House is home to a group of students, selected through application and interview, who serve as the leadership for the Lafayette College Arts Society. The five Arts Houses, 623, 624, 626, 641, and 643 Parson(s) Street, behind the Williams Center for the Arts, house a total of 15 students. The Arts House residents, as the steering committee for the Lafayette College Arts Society, are each required to chair or organize one Arts Society event or program per year (preferably once per semester). Arts House residents will also organize and administer Arts Society meetings; Arts Society officers will be elected from the group of residents. Arts Houses are gender-neutral, and are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
What is the Arts Society?
The Lafayette College Arts Society, one of the largest and most active student groups on campus, works with the constituent organizations of the Williams Center for the Arts (Performance Series, Art Galleries and College Collection, Department of Music, Department of Art) and the Williams Arts Campus (Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies Program, Department of Art) to advance the presence of the fine and performing arts on campus. The Society sponsors, presents, and manages regular, ongoing arts-related programs and activities, as well as special events open to all students, although members may be given discounts or other privileges as applicable. All members are expected to participate in Society activities, including fundraising, and to frequently attend performances and events presented by the constituent organizations of the Williams Center for the Arts and Williams Arts Campus.
The Arts Society, winner of the Hoff Award for Outstanding Cultural Group, is a recognized student organization of musicians, actors, visual artists, designers, dancers, directors, writers, filmmakers, avid performance-goers, and all the etcetera of enthusiastic, creative people. The whole group meets several times a semester, in addition to getting together for programs and activities, which are open to all students (members may receive a discount or priority registration). The steering committee (Arts House residents) acts on behalf of the group to make and implement decisions, and to work with the Williams Center administration. Each Arts House resident is required to chair or organize one Arts Society event or program per year.