Raoul

2 Eagle Row
Atlanta, GA 30322

Opened in Fall 2014, Raoul Hall is home to 305 residents involved in the Social Entreprenuership living-learning community. The Offices of Housing Operations and Residence Life are also located in Raoul Hall. Each room is air-conditioned and furnished with moveable furniture.  Raoul Hall is configured as a coed building with single sex floors and coed floors.

Raoul Hall is named after Eleonore Raoul Greene (1888-1983), the first woman graduate of Emory Law School. Raoul Greene helped organize the Equal Suffrage Party of Georgia, the Atlanta League of Women Voters, and was a lifelong supporter of equal rights for women.

The Rooms Singles, Doubles,  & Suites

Bathrooms: Sink and Mirror, shared bathrooms in suites
Closet: Built-in closet
Furniture: Bed, dresser, desk & chair
TV: Digital & Cable

The Floors Coed (Mixed)

Bathrooms: Community bathrooms, gender-neutral bathrooms
Lounges: Open and study lounges on each floor

The Hall

Kitchen: Community kitchen w/ vending machines on Ground & 1st Floor
Lounges: Common room w/ TV on Ground & 1st floor
Laundry: Laundry facilities on Ground and 1st floor
Internet: Wireless

2017-2018 Living Costs (per semester)

Single: $4,296
Double: $4,036

Social Innovation

Social Innovation is the intersection of entrepreneurship, social justice, and societal change. 

This theme, while salient because of its presence in the news, is at the historical core of a liberal arts education. At Emory, we strive to enable our students to develop an understanding of justice, exploring the inequities that stymie progress, and understanding the realities of marginalized communities. But we don’t stop there, and we seek to empower our students with the tools necessary to make socially beneficial change, and develop the leadership skillset that will provide our students and their communities life long dividends.

At Raoul Hall we are pioneering a living learning community themed around Social Innovation. Residents will attend programming to identify social issues that speak to them, and match these interests to practical skills to gain richer understanding and the tools to begin working on their goals. Skillsets will include public speaking, team dynamics, data analysis and presentation skills. 

A subset of the residents, who will apply for special designation, will live in a programmatic hall where they will work together on a real life social justice or social entrepreneurship project.  These students will be guided by a graduate student, who will facilitate a one-to-three hour a week interactive session and workshops. By the end of the year, these students will have worked on a meaningful project that speaks to their passions and makes a real difference.

Programs:

Special programs and workshops will be held and led by the graduate fellow for Raoul Hall. In the past, these have included:

  • A pitch contest for students to solve a problem at Emory. Winning teams are awarded resources to put their ideas into practice
  • A sustainable coffee project where Raoul students learn about better-than-fair-trade sustainable coffee from Nicaragua. Students work with Farmers to 40, a coffee project in association with Goizueta Business School
  • Office hours for one-on-one project and academic advisory

Read more about the First Year at Emory Program here.