09-08-2008, 11:34 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Freshmen admitted to Lehigh and considering South Mountain College have a potential added incentive; access to an upperclassmen dorm:
| Sayre Park now houses South Mountain College students |
Students in the South Mountain College, including freshman, have moved to Sayre Park Village this year.
The members of the program were housed in Taylor Residential College last year.
South Mountain College is a "residential and academic program" that began last year, according to its Web site.
Sayre Park has traditionally housed upperclassmen and could previously be obtained only through high lottery numbers.
Although Sayre is beneficial to the goals of South Mountain College, the use of one of the buildings provides less opportunity for upperclassmen to get Sayre through the housing lottery.
During the upperclassmen housing lottery, the first residences chosen are the apartment style suites of Campus Square, Trembley Park, Brodhead House and Sayre Park. Students with lower lottery numbers usually end up living in the dorm style living provided by Taylor and Drinker houses.
These dorm residences provide a similar living experience to that of living in a freshman dorm...
...Zeitler said South Mountain College is not trying to steal housing from anyone.
"It's not an unprecedented thing for interest groups to be given special interest housing," he said.
Lawrence Breiner, director of Residential Services, said South Mountain College approached residential services about needing housing that fostered community for its members.
He believes that programs like South Mountain College are a university priority...