House Fellows are Cornell faculty and senior administrators who engage with Alice Cook House residents through intellectual and social opportunities that enhance student-faculty-staff interaction within the House.
- Build House community by interacting informally and formally with students in groups and as individuals on a regular basis.
- Contribute to the intellectual and social life of the House.
- Work closely with the House Professor-Dean, Assistant Dean, Graduate Resident Fellows, Student Assistants, Cook Collective (student leadership body), Active Citizens (returning residents who continue to be active members of the community by frequently attending programs and getting others involved), and student residents in establishing the House program.
- Create opportunities for informal learning and artistic experiences for Cook residents such as programs, activities, informal offerings, lectures, screenings, workshops, arts events, discussion groups, off-campus outings, and non-credit in-House courses.
- Engage other unaffiliated university faculty and senior administrators in social, artistic, and intellectual programming and opportunities to be with students in the House.
Examples of House Fellow Programs in the West Campus House System:
- Cook House Receptions in House Professor-Dean Shorna Allred's apartment
- Guest Speaker, "Cook Community Engagement Class" in House Professor-Dean Shorna Allred's apartment
- Featured House Fellows at House Dinner
- Dinner at Home (hosted by a House Fellow in his/her home )
- Puddledockers Kayaking
- Vet School Behind the Scenes
- Late Night Cheese and Chocolate Fondue
- Gorge Hike
- Museum of the Earth
- Herpetology Club Visit
- Women in Business Dinner
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Movie Night
- Sharing our Culture: Cooking from Home
- Fuertes Observatory
- Tango Dancing Lessons
Alice Cook House Fellows are paired with a Graduate Resident Fellow (GRF) who is their Cook House contact. GRFs help facilitate House Fellow engagement with the Cook community. GRFs provide assistance with brainstorming program ideas, scheduling and advertising programs, recruiting residents to attend programs, and any other support House Fellows need to be successful.
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