Six residence halls (Apollo House, Athena House, Benjamin Franklin House, Margaret Mead House, Selene House, and Thurgood Marshall House) and the Village Hall comprise Pitt-Greensburg’s Academic Village.
The Academic Village was established in 1999 with the construction of Selene House, Athena House, and Apollo House. Three more facilities were constructed in 2001: Margret Mead House, Thurgood Marshall House, and Benjamin Franklin House. These six residence halls provide approximately 70,800 square feet of living space on campus.
The Academic Village serves as both a residence facility and an academic community. Students living here integrate their academic pursuits with their extracurricular activities. Faculty and students work together to develop programming for the Academic Village, providing a unique, innovative experience to high-achieving students with interests ranging from the sciences and technology to the arts, political science, history, and foreign cultures. Members of the Academic Village have special opportunities for leadership and coursework not available to non-members.
Each residence hall features eight full-size, apartment-style suites. The suites are furnished and each one accommodates four students, providing four private bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a full kitchen, air conditioning, and carpeted rooms. A full list of the housing amenities is available here
Village Hall, built in 1999 with an addition added in 2001, is a multi-use building located at the center of the Academic Village. It is home to the Coffeehouse where students gather to grab coffee, a sandwich, or dessert. Live music and student performances also occur throughout the year in the Coffeehouse. Village Hall also provides additional meeting and classroom space and houses Village offices.
During the summer months, the Academic Village provides housing and gathering space for outside organizations and groups who utilize Pitt-Greensburg’s Conferencing Facilities.
Did you know . . . Dr. Lillian Beeson, the first director of the Academic Village, had the honor of naming the Humanities buildings. She and her committee settled on Apollo, Athena, and Selene, which are three classical deities the group thought represented various important humanistic values?
The Behavioral Science buildings are named for Benjamin Franklin, Margaret Mead, and Thurgood Marshall.
Dr. Mary Catherine Bateson, the daughter of Margaret Mead, attended the dedication of the Margaret Mead House