Application for Ira de Augustine Reid House/Black Cultural Center
- Monday, March 17, 2014: on-line application due by 12:00 Noon
- Wednesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 20, 2014: interviews (MCC, Stokes 106) will be held between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Friday, March 21, 2014: new residents will be notified by Noon
- Friday, March 28, 2014: residents submit room assignments and sign housing agreement to the Residential Life Office..
Students who wish to live at the Ira De A. Reid House apply to the Ira de A. Reid Advisory Council, which is composed of students, staff, and alumni; the Advisory Council is facilitated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). Each student completes an individual application so students who wish to apply together may collaborate on the section of the application that outlines goals, aspirations, and plans for programming for the Black Cultural Center.
Students from all backgrounds are encouraged apply: preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an active interest and engagement with the values and ideals manifest in Ira de A. Reid's work and life, and who make an active investment in organizations and activities that support diversity on campus. Reid, who was Haverford College's first tenured African American faculty member, chaired the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Haverford and published nine books focusing on social conditions and educational aspirations of African American communities throughout the country.
Residents of the Ira de A. Reid House work actively with the Advisory Council and the OMA in planning programs for the Black Cultural Center (BCC). Programming at the BCC focuses primarily on the cultures, politics, and histories of Africa and the African Diaspora can range from workshops to performances to social activities to lecture series and are open to the campus community.
Expectations for residents of the Ira de A. Reid House: Living in the Ira De A. Reid House is a privilege and a responsibility. Students living in the Reid House have their own upstairs lounge but must be willing to facilitate the use of the common rooms for fellow students, faculty, staff, and alumni; on occasion, housemates are expected to welcome prospective students and other guests of the college. Residents consult with the Ira de A. Reid Advisory Council and the OMA regarding programming and house maintenance; residents help ensure that the physical space and material objects in the house are kept in good ordermust use supplies, equipment and furniture with care and maintain the common areas in good order.
Students who live in the house may be off the meal plan. The Ira de A. Reid House is a co-educational living environment, so residents must be comfortable in such a living environment before accepting placement in the Reid House. Reid residents will be required to sign a house agreement and determine specific room assignments and submit them to the Office of Residential Life by Friday, March 28. Students may not drop from the Reid House after confirming acceptance and choosing rooms.