Whitley Residence seeks to create its own annual musical tradition featuring a live DJ.
Whitley Residence will hold its all-campus philanthropy event “Hillsdale House” on Saturday, Nov. 20, featuring drinks, snacks, “house” disco and funk music in the Old Snack Bar.
Admission is free, but a $2 donation is encouraged in the form of venmo or cash donations. All proceeds will benefit Helping Hands Pregnancy Resource Center.
Whitley Head Resident Assistant Jack Coker said he is excited about the event and hopes it will be a successful and memorable Whitley event.
“What’s interesting with Whitley is that we are a very new presence on campus, with this year being our fourth year as a guys’ dorm,” Coker said, “While Simpson, Galloway, and Niedfeldt all have been able to find successful all-campus events, we are still working on finding something that works for us. I am confident that this event will be a great time for all and hopefully we can make it a yearly event!”
Whitley RA and senior Carter Floering said students who are not “house” music fans will still enjoy the event.
“I hope that people’s curiosity of the music will draw them to the event,” Floering said. “I think anyone can learn to love and enjoy disco/funk ‘house’ music.”
Senior Whitley RA David Hunter said he hopes “Hillsdale House” will be a fun break during the end of semester busyness.
“I would love to see ‘Hillsdale House’ become an annual all-campus event,” Hunter said. “Our goal is for people to come to the OSB, forgetting about the hectic end of the semester, and enjoy a night of chill disco music.”
Coker’s love for house and punk music inspired the guys with the idea of the “Hillsdale House” event.
“We decided that a DJ event with a fun dance vibe would be a great way for students to blow off steam during this time in the semester,” he said.
According to Coker, the goals of the event are twofold: “We’re hoping for people to have a great time, and to raise money for a fantastic charity in the community.”
Coker said the event will feature specific artists such as Daft Punk, Justice, Basement Jaxx, and Stardust.
“Helping Hands is so grateful for such wide-support across the campus community,” Helping Hands director Bryce Asberg said. “Student fundraisers like Whitley House are essential to us continuing to equip women and men to make life-affirming choices.”