Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I apply to live in the house?
The Douglass Leadership House releases applications every Fall and Spring. Applicants are required to answer a few essay questions and participate in an interview to ensure they align with the vision of the house. A maximum of 20 undergraduate may occupy the house in a single semester.
How can I give financial donations to the house?
Anyone willing to donate to the house may do so through this link. First, insert the gift amount. Then, edit the 'designation' to be sent to 'other'. For the comment, type 'The Douglass Leadership House' and continue onto the next page.
Any donations would support the house's programming and improvements to the physical living space.
How can non-house members utilize the house space?
University of Rochester students may swipe into the house any time before 10:00 PM daily. The lounge and basement can be used anytime for studying or leisure. Other groups and organizations can also reserve our common spaces to hold their meetings or events. Any request to reserve a space must be communicated via email to URDouglassHouse@gmail.com
What is housing in DLH like?
The living space consists of 5 double rooms and 10 single rooms. Rooms are distributed on a priority-basis to E-Board members, returning house members, and upperclassmen with valuable campus contributions. Additionally, DLH has a kitchen that includes a washer and dryer. Lastly, there are co-ed bathrooms on each living floor with 1-2 stalls and showers. The bathrooms are cleaned by Facilities workers every morning, excluding Saturdays.
The Douglass Leadership does not simply serve as a residential space for POC; we aim to build a family atmosphere in the house. There are weekly house check-ins and occasional planned bonding events to create relationships and trust among house members.