Arts, Culture, & Humanities

  • Theme: Arts, Culture, and Humanities offers a liberal arts college experience within the setting of a large research university, providing a tight community in which students engage with various forms of creative expression regardless of their paths of study.
  • Slogan: A Liberal Arts College Experience within a Research University
  • Color: Red

Intellectual and Career Interest

Each Undergraduate College allows students to explore a wide range of interests which will impact their future both within their intended majors and across the academic spectrum. 

If you have an intellectual and career interest in …

The ACH Undergraduate College explores…

Arts & Humanities

Art, music, literature, performance, journalism, philosophy.


Leadership and organization; advertising; the business of art, music, journalism, etc.


Fostering creativity; thinking outside the box.

Engineering & Technology

Technologies for creating, collaborating on, and disseminating the arts.


Building character; interacting with an assortment of people; art of philanthropy.

Science & Math

Cultural influences on scientific development; mathematical art and music.

Social Sciences

Understanding and interacting with people on a cultural level; cultural history.

Curriculum and Programming

Each Undergraduate College is unified by shared educational curricula (FYS 101 and 102 courses) and programs revolving around the undergraduate college theme. 

ACH 101 Project: The Culture of Voting — Students were asked to work in groups in their 101 class to create an “ideal” candidate to run against the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates and design a 2-minute campaign video highlighting their stance on hot topic issues such as nuclear power, access to higher education, same-sex marriage, and energy resources.  In addition to their group work, students were required to submit an individual reflection paper discussing why they believe more Americans are likely to vote for the next reality TV star than they are for their next President.  Students were also asked to compare the United States Presidential Election process to that of another country to illustrate that voting truly is a privilege and should not be taken for granted as there are still countries around the world that have limitations on who is allowed to vote.

Some Examples of ACH 102 Seminars are:

  • Filthy Shakespeare
  • The Telepresent Self: Art, Technology, and Social Expression Online
  • Long Island and the Movies
  • Talking Hands: How Sign Languages Work

Some Examples of programs you can attend are:

  • Tabler Rocks the Vote
  • Election Film Series 
  • Toscanini Slam Poetry

Housing and Amenities

Each Undergraduate College is housed in a specific residential quadrangle which boasts a variety of amenities. 

Tabler Quad: Arts, Culture and Humanities

  • Suite-style living, which typically offers 3 shared bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom shared by 6 or 7 students of the same gender.
  • A short walk to the Marine Science Research Center
  • The Tabler Center for Arts, Culture and Humanities offers the Tabler Café, a student art gallery, a graphic arts studio and a “black box theatre” performance space.
  • Outdoor multi-use athletic court and beautiful inner-quad is a great spot for Frisbee or football
  • Quiet and serene outdoor environment is a great place to catch up on studies or hang-out with friends.
  • Residents may participate in the Media Arts Living Learning Center!