Stanford Row House Program
The Row at Stanford University is made up of 36 student-managed houses, from the Cowell Cluster to the Lake Houses and all along Mayfield Avenue, with a total population of a little over 1600 students. Houses range in occupancy from 22 to 59. Out of the 36 Row houses, there are seven Co-Ops in which the students do their own cooking and cleaning and 29 Self-Ops in which the cooking is done by a hired cook. Among the Self-Ops are five academic theme houses, one cross-cultural theme house with a live-in Resident Fellow, thirteen non-theme houses, seven fraternities, and three sororities. In three of the Self-Ops the cleaning is done by residents and in the remaining 26 the cleaning is done by the University.
All Row houses set and collect their own board bills. To accomplish this, a Resident Assistant is selected by the Associate Director on the Row and each Row house has Student Managers (selected by their peers) to oversee the operations of the house. The Assistant Director for Student Management, located in the Row Office, oversees and advises Student Managers.
Student Managers are part of the residence staff leadership team which is coordinated by the Resident Assistant (RA). As a part of the house leadership team they are expected to maintain regular communication with each other, the RA, the residents and to engage residents in the important decisions about house management and the use of house monies.