Griffin Hall - The First of Its Kind
Griffin Hall offers opportunities for students who are not living at campus accommodation to engage in a dynamic and connected university experience.
Griffin Hall is a non-residential community established in 2010 as the first of its kind in Australia. Students who are part of Griffin Hall can access events, networks, sports, art, friendships, pastoral care, leadership opportunities and more.
Griffin Hall also has a dedicated common room equipped with facilities such as a study area, kitchenette and a space to relax and socialise that are available for all members to access between 6am and 10pm daily.
Griffin Hall also has an integrated post-graduate community known as Walter Wing. Focused towards delivering events and services geared mature aged and post-graduate students.
Griffin Hall acknowledges that our hall exists on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, and we pay respect to Elders, past, present and emerging. We extend a warm welcome to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and value their contribution to the Hall.
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Griffin Hall Location
Griffin Hall's common room is located at Building 18, 31 North Rd. Right next to ANU Sport.
How to Join
All ANU students who are not a member of an ANU residential hall or affiliates programs can register using this form. You can join at any point of the semester in ANU.
The membership fee to join Griffin Hall is $120 per semester or $210 per year. This gives members access to the full range of Griffin Hall facilities, activities and events. Payment plans are also available to all members, please contact our Non-Residential Hall Coordinator for more details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are also subsidised memberships available for students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds - please contact the Non-Residential Hall Coordinator for information about eligibility criteria.
Associate memberships are also available for previous members of Griffin Hall. For more details about eligibility requirements or if you believe you fulfill the associate membership requirements, please contact our Non-Residential Hall Coordinator for more details (email@example.com).
Griffin Hall competes with the other residential halls at ANU in the ISO (Interhall Sports Organisation) competition each year. This competition offers members a competitive yet social environment to play against other halls on campus.
ISO offers 16 sports over the course of the year. These range from term long sports to weekend carnivals, racquet sports to ball sports. Griffin Hall promotes a culture of participation, encouraging all members to come along to trainings and play matches.
The ISO Sports offered are:
- Ultimate frisbee
- Touch football
- Lawn bowls
- Road relay
- Rugby 7s
- Table tennis
Griffin Hall competes with the other residential halls at ANU in the IAC (Interhall Arts Committee) competition each year. IAC focusses on harnessing students' creative abilities, allowing for friendly rivalry, competition, and the chance to meet and engage with other students from the residential halls and colleges.
IAC offers 13 arts events throughout the year. Griffin Hall promotes a culture of participation, encouraging all members to come along and try their hand at activities they may have never done before as well as the activities you know and love.
The IAC Events offered are:
- 40 hours of film
- Big night out (battle of the bands)
- Public speaking
- Poetry slam
- Spelling bee
- Dance night
- Creative writing
- Art show
Griffin Hall coordinates various internal and external social events throughout the year. Griffin Hall's social events populate students' calendars throughout the year, help new students to acclimatise to university life, and provide numerous opportunities to meet new people and engage with on-campus life.
While social events varies from year to year, some big events to get excited for include: Commencement -> Griffin Hall's start of year celebration that is a chance for all our members to come together and mingle early in the year.
Valedictory -> Griffin Hall's end of year celebration and awards night where members who made significant contributions to Griffin Hall over their year are recognised.
Mixers -> Events which happen throughout the year and allow Griffins to meet and mingle with members from other halls.
Wellbeing and Academic Support
A team of Community Assistants are available to provide peer support to members. Not only do they assist students transitioning into the university experience, but they also support members with any wellbeing care requirements that may arise.
Later-year, experienced students are selected to take on these positions and they to best support our members. Our teams are trained to empower our members by fostering a resilient and adaptable community. The Community Assistants have specialist training for mental health support and also run wellbeing events for the community. Student leaders are also supported by ANU staff members (Non-Residential Hall Coordinator).
Academic support is also offered to Griffin Hall's members through our Academic Mentors. The Academic Mentors offer a range of services and events to support your academic journey, from study sessions to academic skill info nights to networking events.
Whether members are interested in organising events, providing support to other members or mentoring refugee students within the Canberra community, the non-residential halls offer multiple leadership opportunities that complement the traditional university experience. These leadership positions are open to all members. Successful applicants will receive training packages specific to their roles, with qualifications they can utilise upon role completion. Some of these opportunities include:
- Members Association
- Committee Community Assistant Team
- Academic Mentor Team
- Inward Bound Coaches
- School to Tertiary Outreach Mentoring Program (STOMP)
- Advocacy Sub Committee