House Life

Integrated Living Program

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”.

Dr. Frank Pellicone, Harrison College House Dean

Program Members: 65