Welcome to the website of Telluride House at the University of Michigan! Telluride House is a merit-based residential scholarship committed to establishing a vibrant community supporting our three pillars: democratic ideals of self-governance, a stimulating intellectual environment, and a commitment to public service. 


Past recipients of the Telluride scholarship include notable figures from a wide range of disciplines including: World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins, philosophers Michel Foucault and Francis Fukuyama, postmodern scholar Gayatri Spivak, Dean of Stanford Law School Kathleen Sullivan, gender and queer theory scholar Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and several Nobel prize winners including Steven Weinberg, Linus Pauling, and Richard Feynman.


Housemembers (all on room and board scholarship at the House) range from freshmen to Ph.D students, and are joined in residence by faculty fellows from several fields. By living with a commitment to our self-governing community, Telluride House strives to foster the moral and intellectual growth of its members.

Our Three Pillars

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The past semester has seen the University of Michigan, the city of Ann Arbor, Michigan and the country in general experience hateful acts against minorities of all kinds. We have had racist and homophobic flyers posted on our campus and neighboring communities. Students and community members have been threatened and assaulted for the way they look or are perceived. Conversations in the house have been dominated by these issues, with several PubSpeaks, Faculty Forums, service initiatives and house meetings being devoted to the trials and tribulations that minorities face on an everyday basis. MBTA unanimously voted to support an initiative to publicly show our solidarity through social media and in-house designed prominent yard signs. With this message we hope to generate awareness among TA members and outside that the house strongly stands against racism, homophobia and islamophobia of any form.