Established as the first program house at Wesleyan in 1988, Sign Language House exists to promote awareness of Deaf Culture on campus, primarily through the study of American Sign Language (ASL). In addition to serving as a space for students to learn and practice ASL, the house promotes discussion and awareness of ableism, through the lens of deaf culture. Sign Language house also maintains a resource center with a collection of text and video materials on deaf culture and ASL, all of which are available to members of both the Wesleyan and broader Middletown communities.
Housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not taken care of properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a Federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention. The pamphlet may be viewed at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/lead/library/enforcement/pyf_eng.pdf. The University recognizes that any housing built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards. By accepting your housing contract, you are affirming that you have reviewed the pamphlet Protect Your Family from Lead In Your Home.
All Wesleyan housing was built before 1978 with the exception of the following: Bennet Hall, Fauver Apartments, 19 Fountain Avenue, 20 Fountain Avenue, 25 Fountain Avenue, 231 Pine Street, and 14 Warren Street.