Active Citizen

Active Citizen

Bethe active citizen (n.): a generally awesome returning Bethe resident who adds to the community through informal engagement and as a fun neighbor. 

Active Citizens (ACs) make great things happen around them and are committed to making Bethe an awesome place to live. They add to the house in a wide variety of activities, ranging from spontaneous board game nights to organizing programs through the House Council. They are likely the person who will say "hi" every time you pass them and end up grabbing people for dinner in Jansen's dining room. They are all returning to Bethe so they are a great resource of information, including where to find the laundry room and how to sign out cupcake pans when your friend has a birthday. Each active citizen has their own style for how they make Bethe awesome, so keep an eye out for them. 

A competitive application process is run late in the fall semester to select the next cohort of roughly a dozen ACs. We are looking for a group of students that genuinely care about Bethe and who will be able to live in the House for the entire upcoming academic year. The ACs select first in the continued occupancy lottery open to Bethe residents early in the spring semester. ACs serve three semesters and are welcome to reapply. Information sessions will be held during the fall semester and you should talk to the current ACs about what they do if you think you might be interested in applying.

Interested in becoming an Active Citizen next year? We are now accepting applications for 2023-2024!

Steps to Apply:

1. Review the Bethe Active Citizens Overview page.

2. Review the Bethe Active Citizens Application Preview document.

3. Submit the Bethe Active Citizen Application online by 11:59pm on Sunday, November 6, 2022.


A collage of various Active Citizen events from 21-22


Photo Roster of Bethe Active Citizens Fall 2022