E. Academic Interest Houses
In 1991, the Residential Life Committee, the Student Government Association, and the Community Council recommended creating, in addition to the existing foreign language houses, a limited number of academic interest houses. Academic interest houses are houses in which residents pursue a common academic interest and share the fruits of that interest with the campus community.
The purpose of academic interest houses includes:
a. promotion of the academic interests;
The Community Council serves as a forum in which all the segments of the College community: administration, faculty, staff, and students, have a voice on nonacademic issues facing the College. With this representative membership, Community Council deliberations and decisions take into consideration the interests and concerns of the whole community. The diverse membership assures that each member of the council hears and understands the views of the other sections of the community, thus linking the four groups that compose the Middlebury College community.