Galileo & Hypatia

About Us

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 Hoge 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 Hoge 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 



Upper class Leader Committees

Our upper class leaders live in Hoge Hall and serve on one of the ten committees listed below. You can apply to be an upper class leader near the end of your first semester in the community. 

The committees host events, manage this website and social media as well as our own app that manages all the community events. 

Click on the image of each committee listed below for a more in depth description of their role in the community. 

Academic Support
Data Management
Service Learning
Studio Training
Studio Design Competition
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