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Sutherland House

Sutherland House

"Sutherland House is like no other house on The Ingram Commons. Not only do we have superb house pride, but the amount of camaraderie amongst the residents on each floor cannot be matched. As I walked into Sutherland my first year, I was amazed at how involved Faculty Head of House Professor Helmuth was. She always had a program or event occurring in her apartment that allowed residents from all floors to come together. Sutherland is the type of house that allows all of its residents to find themselves, and quickly becomes their true home away from home."
- Kayla Cooper, Sutherland House Head Resident

About The House

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Follow Sutherland House Online

Instagram: @vusutherland
Twitter : @vusutherland

House Staff

Chalene Helmuth, Faculty Head
Toni Viola, AC

Kayla Cooper, HR
Ryan Coyne, RA
Colleen Gill, RA
Will Wang, RA

Opened in August 2006, Sutherland House is located on The Ingram Commons. Sutherland provides modern features in a classic building housing 162 first-year students in traditional double rooms. The building is co-residential, with men and women living on separate floors.

The Faculty Head of House lives in an apartment on the first floor, while students live on floors 2-5 of this five story building. Each residential floor has a study area and three shared bathrooms with showers. In addition, there is a lobby, study area, laundry room, seminar room, music room, and communal kitchen on the first floor. The building is fully air conditioned. Corridors and common areas are carpeted. Student rooms have tiled floors.

Signature Programming

Signature programming at Sutherland House includes the following events:

  • Sutherland Socials: Thursday nights at 9pm - food & friends! We have snacks and coffee in the lobby. The entire House takes a study break and we almost always have special guests from professors to student organizations.
  • Cafecitos: Professor Helmuth hosts Cafecitos several times a week. There is delicious food, lively discussion and her famous cafectios (the Latin American coffee-hour tradition). Residents are invited based on a commonality they share with the other students invited and they are challenged to find out what that commonality is at the Cafecito. There are also open Cafecitos for all students to attend.


Sutherland House HAC

Lee Rosen-Swell, President
Ben Baker, Vice President
Mingqian Wu, Senator
Madeline Bookout, PR Chair
Henry Goldberg, Service Commissioner
Spencer LaMountain, Floor Representative
Gabriela Torres, Floor Representative
Jonah Levine, Floor Representative
Eliza Moldow, Floor Representative

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