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Becker House

Welcome to Carl Becker House

Carl Becker House, which opened in August 2005, is the second of five houses that will accommodate undergraduate residents on Cornell University's West Campus.

The house is part of the residential initiative at Cornell University and was named in honor of Cornell faculty member Carl L. Becker (1873-1945).


This Week at Carl Becker House

THANK YOU Class of 1966 for your generous support of the program at Becker House!


West Campus House System Mission: A community of students and faculty gathered in a spirit of inquiry and active citizenship.

West Campus House System Program Goals:

  • Develop a sense of belonging to one's House.
  • Create safe, healthy, and welcoming communities.
  • Build meaningful relationships between residents and faculty.
  • Create opportunities for intellectual exploration that lead to a deeper understanding of one's discipline, exposure to a broad range of knowledge, and a desire to be a lifelong learner.
  • Encourage student engagement in the House System and provide opportunities for the development of student leadership skills.
  • Provide opportunities for students to engage as citizens in the broader community.
  • Help students navigate the opportunities available to them at Cornell.

Cynthia Brock

House Fellow

I am an elected Ithaca City Council representative for the First Ward. This means I spend most of my time fielding calls from constituents, attending meetings, and reading reports and legislation.

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Charles Walcott

House Fellow

Charles Walcott came to Cornell in 1981 as Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

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Ray Craib

House Fellow

I teach in the Department of History, where I specialize in the history of Latin America. I’ve written a couple of books...

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Leonardo Vargas-Méndes

House Fellow

Leonardo is the Executive Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, and as such a member of the Division of Student and Academic Services’ senior management team.

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Isaac Kramnick

House Fellow

Vice-Provost Isaac Kramnick came to Cornell to accept a good job at one of the world's great universities with great students and to live in the wonderful city of Ithaca.

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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

Kaja M. McGowan is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology.

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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

Kaja M. McGowan is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology.

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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

Kaja M. McGowan is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology.

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Thomas Fox

House Fellow

Tom Fox '71 moved into the recently demolished Class of '17 Hall in 1967.

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Charles Walcott

House Fellow

Charles Walcott came to Cornell in 1981 as Director of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.

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Richard Canfield

House Fellow

Dr. Richard (Rick) Canfield joined the Cornell faculty in 1990 and from that time has enjoyed mentoring many excellent Cornell undergraduates in research.

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Leonardo Vargas-Méndes

House Fellow

Leonardo is the Executive Director of the Cornell Public Service Center, and as such a member of the Division of Student and Academic Services’ senior management team.

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Thomas Fox

House Fellow

Tom Fox '71 moved into the recently demolished Class of '17 Hall in 1967.

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Rachel Bezner Kerr

House Fellow

She is a development sociologist with a background in environmental science, anthropology and international development.

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Martha Haynes

House Fellow

A native of the Boston area, Martha Haynes graduated from Wellesley College and received her graduate degrees from Indiana University.

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Cynthia Brock

House Fellow

I am an elected Ithaca City Council representative for the First Ward. This means I spend most of my time fielding calls from constituents, attending meetings, and reading reports and legislation.

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Katherine Anderson

House Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Anderson has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than thirty years.

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Renee Alexander

House Fellow

Renee Alexander ’74 was the director of Diversity Alumni Programs in Alumni Affairs and Development for 5 years, until she was named the first associate dean of students/director of intercultural programs in 2011.

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Kaja McGowan

House Fellow

Kaja M. McGowan is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology.

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Katherine Anderson

House Fellow

Katherine (Kat) Anderson has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than thirty years.

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Cynthia Brock

House Fellow

I am an elected Ithaca City Council representative for the First Ward. This means I spend most of my time fielding calls from constituents, attending meetings, and reading reports and legislation.

Learn more...

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