Galileo & Hypatia
Hypatia and Galileo are the living-learning communities for engineering students. Both communities are directed by the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity office.
Galileo lives on the 6th and 7th floors of Lee Hall. Hypatia lives on the ground floor, 1st and 2nd floors. The 3rd, 4th and 5th floors are co-ed with one half of the floor being Hypatia and the other side Galileo.
The majority of the students living in the communities are first-year students but we also have a large team of upper-class engineering students who live in Lee Hall and serve as mentors and committee members. You can see more info about the committees below.
Students commit to living in the community for one year at a time. Many students live in the community multiple years but most of the beds are reserved for first year students.
This community is designed to:
help students transition well from high school to college and start planning for your transition from college to career (it happens quicker than you realize!)
make a large university feel more like home
explore areas of your professional development as an engineer with a focus on topics of diversity