Dart Colegrove Commons strives to foster an inclusive, respectful, and honest community that is from, for, and of the students living in Jane Pinchin Hall, Stillman Hall, West Hall, and 104 Broad Street. By uniting students, faculty, and staff of different backgrounds, the commons community assists residents in confidently navigating the college experience, preparing them to become engaged and just citizens.
Explore our Community
Students from any commons are welcome to attend Dart Colegrove events and follow us on social media!
104 Broad Street officially joined Dart Colegrove Commons as the social house during the 2020-2021 academic year. Considered upperclassmen housing, 104 Broad Street is a mid-sized student community featuring double and single bedrooms. Residents may also access large shared living and dining space on the first floor, as well as a laundry area, kitchen, and bathroom. This facility is often home to residential interest groups.
Living and Learning
Dart Colegrove Commons hosts a variety of programs designed to help members build community, enrich education, and have fun.
Each year, the four commons compete for the glory of winning the Commons Cup. Each commons accumulates points by having commons members participate in events within five categories: Intellectual Curiosity, Arts & Culture, Environment & Sustainability, Recreation & Wellness, and Community Engagement.
First Year Seminars (FSEM)
As part of the project of integrating students' living and learning experiences, each year, the Commons plays host to a number of FSEM classes in its residential buildings.
- 111 China - Professor Hsu
- 113 Japan - Professor Sklyar
- 120 Caribbean Ecology and Environmental Concerns - Professor Baptiste
- 123 Critical Health Issues: AIDS - Professor Yoshino
- 136 The Unreliable Internet - Professor Gember-Jacobson
- 151 Elementary Arabic I - Professor Abdal-Ghaffar
- 159 Machismo: Race and Masculinity in Latinx Culture - Professor Barreto
- 163 Intro to Film and Media Studies - Professor Maitra
- 172 Academic Persuasions - Professor Lutman
- 173 Rhetoric, Research, and the Public Sphere - Professor Spring
- 182 The American School - Professor Taylor
- 191 Introduction to Museum Studies - Professor Karn
The following faculty and staff direct the commons and support its living and learning goals. Feel free to contact them with any questions.
Faculty and Staff Affiliates
Annually, a number of faculty and staff from across the university connects with the Commons. Students have the opportunity to connect with and learn from these Colgate leaders throughout the year. In addition to growing mentoring relationships, the affiliates often aid students in unlocking opportunities within the Colgate community about which they may have been unaware.
We invite students to get involved in the commons by joining the Commons Council. Council members work to initiate, design, and implement inclusive and fun programming for students in the commons. Highlights from the Fall 2020 Semester include Pumpkin Bash, a pumpkin carving and smashing event; a Halloween Fashion Show; and a Mascot Naming Competition. Council members also act as a way for students to make their voices heard to faculty and staff leadership of the commons. Our 2020-2021 Commons Council members are:
- Jada Berry '24
- Kieran Blunnie '24
- Div Chamria '23
- Grace Chen '23
- Jonah Feldman '24
- Jackson Fox '24
- Priya Martin '24
- Kate Mostow '22
- Rachel Pittman '23
- Archie Rook '24
- Jesica Sanchez '24
- Harry Saridakis '24
- Lara Shqair '24
- Nicole VanNiekirk '23
- Triniti West '23
- Sofi Gaitan Wolfe '24