Whatever your passion, Ohio Wesleyan can help you explore it. Our Small Living Units (SLUs) are intentional communities of students who share an avid interest, want to explore it more deeply, and desire to educate the campus about it. From environmental and women’s issues to modern foreign languages, there’s a SLU for almost everyone.

To reside in a SLU, you have to be at least a sophomore and participants must reapply annually. Small Living Units are a unique and popular housing option, and they fill up quickly.

Seven SLUs will house students during the 2016-2017 academic year, but interested students can apply to form new ones for next year.

Contact the Residential Living Office at (740) 368-3175 for more information.

LIVING IN A SLU

Living in a Small Living Unit (SLU) is a fulfilling, yet challenging experience. Members are required to dedicate a substantial amount of time and attention to their responsibilities within the SLU community including, but not limited to, participation in weekly house meetings, completion of weekly chores, and planning and implementation of quality programs each semester.

Additionally, members of the SLUs are responsible for the well-being of their community, as their actions not only affect themselves and their roommates, but also their housemates, and residents of SLUs should be positive representatives of both the Ohio Wesleyan University, and the greater SLU community.

For the success of the Small Living Unit residential experience in particular,  we require that all students who apply for SLU membership be in good academic standing (Cumulative and Fall Semester GPA of 2.00 or better) and not have had actions taken through Student Conduct.

If you have questions about living in a SLU, please email us at reslife@owu.edu

CURRENT SLUS

Citizens Of The World House (CoW)

Founded in 2009, the Citizens of the World House creates a inclusive community where students from diverse backgrounds can share experiences, promote inclusiveness, and learn about the world around them. COW House members value acceptance, education, and understanding of diversity in all forms. The Citizens of the World House spreads cultural awareness and provides service both on campus and around the globe.

Interfaith House

The Interfaith House is a Small Living Unit composed of diverse, dedicated and exceedingly curious individuals dedicated to promoting religious acceptance on the Ohio Wesleyan campus. Each member contributes to a passionate community while learning to thrive with the support and friendship of dedicated housemates and peers.

House of Peace and Justice (P&J)

The House of Peace and Justice (founded at OWU in 1986) is a community of socially aware and active individuals coming from a wide array of backgrounds, perspectives, and beliefs. The house is accessible to all students, not just residents, as a network of dedicated activists who are engaged within the house, campus, and community. This is reflected, for example, in the House’s status as a Safe Zone. P&J is dedicated to service and human welfare. As such, it is uniquely equipped to serve Ohio Wesleyan University and the city of Delaware in a constructive way. House members are encouraged to explore their own ideas of the house theme of Peace and Justice through house projects, as we strive to be a community accepting and open to diverse perspectives, philosophies, and ideas

 

House of Spiritual Athletes (HSA)

Founded in 2015, the House of Spiritual Athletes (HSA) provides a support system athletically, academically, and spiritually to students of all walks of life.  HSA is a group of varsity and club-sport athletes who encourage a lifestyle that brings spirituality, compassion, and integrity to the playing field, classroom, and community.

House of Linguistic Diversity (HOLD)

The House of Linguistic Diversity (HOLD) is a community of students who promote cultural diversity through language, encourage language learning among the Ohio Wesleyan and Delaware communities, and provide a safe space for multicultural people to share their diverse experiences. HOLD opposes the political exacerbation of linguistic minorities. They welcome students and native speakers of non-English languages who are dedicated to improving multicultural awareness and understanding.

Tree House

The Tree House strives to be an inclusive community whose members seek to live more sustainably and encourage others to do the same; we are role models.  They endeavor to protect the planet and work towards a more energy-efficient future. They aim to be conscious of waste and to be more responsible consumers. They instill this philosophy in students and Delaware residents alike, casting as wide as possible a net within our community. Through house projects and lifestyle choices, the Tree House seeks to inform the public of timely environmental issues and create positive sustainable changes within the campus and community.

Sexuality and Gender Equality House (SAGE)

The Sexuality and Gender Equality House (SAGE) believes that people have different experiences based on their age, race, class, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, ethnicity, etc. Members work as a community to bring successful programming to campus with special consideration to the women's and LGBTIQA+ movements. While encouraging diversity and fighting oppression and restrictive freedoms, the Sexuality and Gender Equality House provides a safe space for people with marginalized identities and is a resource for those who believe in promoting sexuality and gender equity on campus.

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Apply Now for 2017-18

Each year, existing Small Living Units must propose their house and be renewed as a SLU for the following year. Existing SLUs must demonstrate sustainability as a community by maintaining full occupancy and completing required house projects. Students interested in proposing new SLUs can also apply for a house. Newly proposed SLUs must present a compelling case for a house.

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Residential Life Office
Hamilton-Williams Campus Center 225
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3175
F 740-368-3174
E reslife@owu.edu

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