Rotary House

Rotary International House – Multicultural Living Learning Community

The Multicultural Living Learning Community at the Rotary International House is a place where students can engage with people and ideas from around the world. It is dedicated to promoting cultural exchange between those living in the house and other domestic and international students that attend The University of Alabama.

The Rotary International House is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tuscaloosa. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders, providing humanitarian service, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and building goodwill and peace in the world.

The small, co-ed atmosphere fosters an environment where globalism and multicultural communication is practiced through direct interaction. This community is ideal for students interested in studying abroad or who have a passion for global learning.

Knowledge of a foreign language is not necessary to participate in the program. In participating in the Rotary International House living learning community, students are expected to engage in group activities, interact with others different from themselves, and potentially plan and implement fun programs alongside the house’s Resident Advisor to connect domestic and international students on campus.

This community is paired with the recommended course CIP 200 Introduction to Global and Cultural Perspectives and participation in the Global Tide small group program.

Rates are billed at the Smith Woods small group house rates.

For more information about LLCs and Shared Interest Communities, visit the Shared Interest Communities Page.


Applying to Join the Multicultural Living Learning Community

Rotary House and Multicultural Living Learning Community selection is done by competive placement.  Students who are interested in being a part of the RoHo and Multicultural LLC should submit an application for selection for The Rotary House in addition to the standard On-Campus Housing Application.


Rotary House Application


What is the Rotary Four-Way Test?

Emblazoned on the sign in front of the Rotary International House is one of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics – The Four-Way Test.

Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.

It does not mandate any decision or action, but simply asks four questions:

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?