Beginning in August 2013, gender will be separated by individual residence hall buildings, rather than by residence hall complexes. Due to a continued increase in our female residential population, Guy/Perks/Crowder halls are becoming increasingly full, and are predicted to soon reach capacity. This new approach to student housing placement will maximize the use of our residence hall facilities and support the goal of continued growth in our residential community. In addition to alleviating our capacity concerns, we believe this change will also facilitate meaningful educational opportunities, collaborative programming, and a community that fosters healthy relationships. We recognize that this could bring a significant cultural shift to the NU residential population, and it is truly our hope that those shifts will continue the good work already being done to draw our community together in educational and healthy ways. If you have questions or concerns about this change, you are welcome to talk to any of the following Community Life staff members (myself, Rachel Klas, Dan Jones, Nicole Kelly, Susan Turnquist, Haley King, Alison Bennett, or Andy Hall) as well as any of the RAs, Apartment Reps, CBs, Senate or NUSG Executive team members.
– Kim Stave, Dean of Community Life