Hiram College

Do you want to find people like yourself who are interested in making things happen? The Entrepreneurship Residential Learning Community (ERLC) may be for you!

The ERLC is a living and learning community located in the suites in East Hall where students are provided with a supportive environment that encourages creativity and innovation in the pursuit of entrepreneurial interests.


Students in ERLC will have the opportunity to:

  • Live with other students interested in entrepreneurship
  • Assist in creating and promoting Integrated Entrepreneurship programs and events
  • Meet and interact with visiting entrepreneurs
  • Develop teamwork, collaboration, leadership and communication skills
  • Be first to select your suite and roommates in East Hall before the open lottery begins (see ERLC application link below)
  • Participate in networking and programming opportunities

The ERLC is open to all 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students by application. The application process begins in February/March. An application will be available on this site close to housing sign-ups.

Requirements for joining the ERLC:

  • Complete and submit the ERLC Application by 5 p.m., Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Have a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship, i.e., participated in either ideablitz!™, or ideabuild!™.
  • Have attended Fireside Chats regularly, or declared the E-Minor, or completed/or enrolling in ENTR20500.
  • Must be in good judicial standing.

Applications will be evaluated by a panel of faculty, residence life staff and the Center’s Director.

As an ERLC member, you agree to:

  • Attend and participate in ERLC and joint East Hall monthly programming.
  • Attend at least six (6) of ten 10) Fireside Chats each semester.
  • Attend or participate in ideablitz!™, or ideabuild!™

2021-2022 Application Process

 Events & Activities Hosted by the ERLC

For more information on the ERLC application process contact Kelly Johns.