The College of Cultural and Community Studies, simply known as CCS, is a small residential college located in the North Campus frat quad. CCS shares a building with GREEN House (check out our video on GREEN House to see the facilities!), but their programming centers on different communities and cultures. According to the CCS website, the dorm’s collective “love of diverse cultures and concern for our local and global communities” attracts students of all majors, though the building is physically near the Technological Institute. In addition to programming like trips to Chicago and faculty firesides, CCS has several traditions including a fundraiser called Service Auction and Secret Satan, where residents steal each others’ clothes before Halloween. With loftable beds, comparatively large rooms and sleek shared facilities renovated within the past few years, the building itself is one of the nicer ones on campus.
Reporting by Rachel Oh, Justin Curto, Trevor Lystad, Meg Pisarczyk, Robert Bell, Claire Toomey, Alena Prcela, Mia Zanzucchi, Victoria Alfred-Levow, Kate Salvidio, Elly Rivera, Rachel Epstein, Jakob Lazzaro, Yoonjie Park, David Gleisner
Photos by Rachel Oh, Justin Curto, Emma Kumer, Meg Pisarczyk, Virginia Nowakowski, Claire Toomey, Alena Prcela, Victoria Alfred-Levow, Kate Salvidio, Mia Zanzucchi, Elly Rivera, Rachel Epstein, Jakob Lazzaro, Brian Quistberg, Yoonjie Park, David Gleisner
Videos by Mia Zanzucchi, Emma Kumer, Meg Pisarczyk, Virginia Nowakowski, Helen Lee, David Gordon, Jesus Campos, Helen Lee, Elissa Gray, Gabrielle Bienasz, Andy Brown, Elizabeth Guthrie, David Gleisner, Poppy Shen
Editing by Libby Berry, Lila Reynolds, Maxine Whitely, Helen Lee, Virginia Nowakowski, Mia Zanzucchi, Jesus Campos, Isabella Jiao and Rachel Frazin
Design and development by Alex Duner, Tyler Fisher, Hilary Fung, Dan Hill, KK Rebecca Lai, Maxine Whitely, Sheng Wu and Katie Zhu
This project is open source. Check it out on GitHub.
Data provided by Northwestern University Residential Services