Alliance Housing

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Welcome to Alliance

Alliance is an intentional living-learning community for student-athletes and any other students who are seeking to live an active lifestyle. Alliance is located in the Rho and Tau apartment buildings on the east end of Knollcrest East. All members agree to participate in a weekly small group meeting or Bible study, commit to eating a meal together as an entire community once a month (2nd Sunday of every month, 6–8 p.m.), and pledge to invest in the broader Calvin community. To participate students must submit an application and references and go through an interview process with the advisor to Alliance, Bob Crow, Director of Commuter Student Life & Assessment. This housing option is available to any full-time student who will be of junior or senior status (sophomores only with special permission) when living in Alliance.

Amenities & Safety

What comes with living in Alliance?

  • There are 8 apartments, each housing 3 students, for a total of 24 Alliance members
  • Partially furnished- bed, dressers, desks, kitchen table
  • Free laundry facilities
  • Planned community events
  • Outdoor facilities- grills, volleyball, ice-skating adjacent to KE
  • Newly-remodeled apartments
  • Meal plans available but not required
  • Free ResNet hookup, AirCalvin, cable T.V.

Safety Services

Living Requirements

Requirements for the Alliance Community

  • Live in Alliance both Fall and Spring semesters (Interim is optional, of course).
  • Residents must be juniors or seniors (sophomores by exception) who have an interest in living an active lifestyle
  • Monthly community meals, 2nd Sunday of every month, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Weekly small groups
  • Regular involvement in the Calvin community

Bob Crow, Director of Commuter Student Life & Assessment, serves as the advisor for this community, overseeing monthly meals and organizing and encouraging small groups.

All Alliance residents are held accountable to the same living expectations as residents in Knollcrest East.