Integrated Living

The Integrated Living Program (ILP) will be located on the 19th and 20th floors of Harrison. Following the Program Community application process there may be spaces available during the In-House and Inter-House Selection process.

The Integrated Living Program (ILP) seeks to explore a broad range of ideas through an interdisciplinary lens in a residential setting. Based on the successful Integrated Studies Program in Riepe College House, ILP brings together students of multiple schools, backgrounds, majors, and interests to promote discussion, community-building, and critical thought. Different aspects of a semester’s theme are explored each month, through films, books, or talks, which culminate in a dinner at which ILPers discuss that month’s events.

Program events stress both the academic and social elements of the program with an even mix of the two. Prior events have included a Quentin Tarantino movie series, trips to the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Art Museum, a discussion of ‘Brave New World’, and talks by some of the most esteemed faculty at Penn.

ILP is open to all interested applicants, regardless of school, major, or prior participation in BFS/ISP. Applicants should be open to intellectual risk-taking in a supportive, multidisciplinary community setting, and have a history of engagement in their College House or in a similar program.

Expectations: Residents are expected to participate in ILP events in order to foster discussion, explore the subject matter, and to help build a “community of thought”.

To apply: Interested students must write an essay and describe in specific terms how they will be an asset to the ILP community and what they hope to gain from the experience.  All Penn students are eligible to apply.  A committee of current ILP staff and Harrison College House Senior Staff members will make acceptances to the program based on individual applications, the strength of a group application, and available room types as requested.  Individuals who want to particpate should be willing to accept a variety of room types.  

How to Apply for a Harrison Program Community: Harrison College House is accepting applications for 2018/2019 residential programs from 9:00 am, Thursday, January 17th, 2018, through 5:00 pm Monday, January 22nd, 2018. To find out more about the application process, please visit the Program Community Process page here.