Welcome to the Residential College at Broome Street!
We’re excited that you’ll be with us for the upperclassman Residential College at NYU. The Broome Street Residential Life and Housing Services Staff, including Residence Hall Director Tyler Crisman, Residence Hall Assistant Director Ali Guokas, Faculty Fellows in Residence Michael Ralph and Michelle Dent, our Faculty Affiliates, and all the RAs look forward to building a new kind of learning/living community in the coming years. Please take a moment to look over this brief overview of the RC’s opening activities and larger principles and aims. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to send them via email over the coming weeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Residential College at Broome Street has two principal aims: 1) To bring residents into closer intellectual and social contact with one another and with faculty and 2) To bring residents into a more intimate relationship with the surrounding city – including neighborhood communities, cultural institutions, and historic traditions.
To these ends, the Residential College will sponsor several types of programs: you’ll be invited to participate in and/or help develop them. In addition to leading occasional outings for cultural events in the city at large, the Faculty Fellows in Residence will have a regular round of programs in the building to help facilitate relationships among residents. The Faculty Fellows in Residence also sponsor a Broome Book Club that meets a few times per semester to discuss fiction and non-fiction novels related to the neighborhoods we live in. We also host an Alternative Spring Break trip to Detroit and a local Alternative Spring Break right here in NYC.
If you have ideas for any of these regular events – or would like to volunteer to lead a discussion or create an event on your own – please contact your RA! We’re interested in generating a diverse set of in-building programs based on your interests.
In addition to these general programs, each resident will be assigned to a specific programming “stream” according to their expressed interests (see the drop down menu to the right for Broome Stream descriptions).
Your stream will serve as a home base for your participation in the community, introducing you to residents and Faculty Affiliates throughout the Residential College who share your core interests. You’re encouraged, though, to participate in as many activities as appeal to you, regardless of the stream from which it originates. If you have particular ideas for programming in your stream, contact the Faculty Fellows over the summer!
You’re also invited to participate in BEAST Hall Council. This student-run board offers excellent programming resources and hosts large scale events for the Residential College community.
The Residential College also sponsors a blog, with regular contributions from residents and RAs. If you’re interested in writing for the blog (food and concert reviews, accounts of activities, opinion pieces), contact RHD Tyler Crisman. Our building blog is hosted at http://broomestreetblog.blogspot.com, where you can always find out the latest happenings at Broome Residential College.
Again, we’re looking forward to meeting you in the fall and glad you’ll be a member of our Residential College!
- The Broome Street Res College Faculty and Staff