Student Affairs
Residence Life : Drawn to Diversity
Alfred University Service Learning Service learning combined with community-based art to promote equality, teach history, inspire artists, cultivate dialogue, and fight ignorance.
Alfred University - Life Size Angry Bird Game A life-sized angry bird game explored issues of free speech. A balloon pit highlighted resident's contributions by filling balloons with personal coupons for various goods and services.
Alfred University - Juicing Also food was a core ingredient in the project's success with even a fresh juicing station added to the nourishment.

This wildly popular program started in the fall of 2010 and has been growing ever since!

What Students Say About Openhym...
"Best view of campus."
"I love that it is so close to Powell."
"More showers... and they're private!"
"Kitchen on every floor."
"Openhym has the best lounges."
"Biggest hall on campus. Make more friends faster."
"Room dividers provide more privacy."

Living learning experience
Drawn to Diversity (D2D) is a community of new first-year students from a variety of academic majors, fighting injustice through creative problem solving. Guest faculty present global or local issues for students to create innovative responses. The hope is to enhance your college career by surrounding yourself with equally passionate individuals who want to be engaged in their community.

Located just up the hill from both the Powell Campus Center and the Herrick Library, Openhym is the largest co-educational facility on campus. Openhym is labeled 32 on the campus map.


  • 78 double rooms
  • Bathrooms on each floor
  • Large common lounges on each floor
  • Kitchen facilities on each floor (no oven)
  • Ground floor sunken fire place area
  • Large first floor lounge furnished with couches and a flat screen TV
  • Pool table
  • Ping pong table


  • First-year residents only

Examples of special events

  • Communal dinner and discussion every Wednesday
  • Life-sizes Angry Birds game
  • Balloon Pit
  • Alphabet project
  • Fresh juicing station

If you are interested in living in the Drawn to Diversity Community Hall, please say “yes” on your roommate questionnaire and an application will be sent to you via email.

For more information contact:
Dan Napolitano
Center for Student Involvement