About Community for Creative Expression

Student pointing towards text that reads "Hinderlie Community for Creative Expression."
Marley (Second Year Student, Resident of Hinderlie Community for Creative Expression) “I love that, in Hinderlie, I can walk down the hall and say ‘Hi’ and talk to almost everyone I pass because I actually know the people I live with.”

Creativity and Innovation Across Disciplines.

The Community for Creative Expression (CCE) challenges students to explore the meaning of creativity and innovation in our world and promotes creativity as a mechanism of expression, activism, leadership and reflection. CCE collaborates with faculty from a wide variety of disciplines to celebrate and explore creativity and expression in diverse forms, including the visual and performing arts, science, business, education, and more!

Great For Students Who ...

  • Consider themselves creative and want to learn more about this topic
  • Love the arts and/or identify as a visual and/or performing artist
  • Are interested in creativity and innovation across a wide variety of academic disciplines
  • Love dancing, paint, doodling, music, acting, writing, building, and more

Program + Learning Outcomes

By participating in Community for Creative Expression, students will be able to:

  • Articulate what creativity means in their own terms, as it relates to their chosen academic field of study
  • Identify diverse ways to engage in “everyday creativity” in order to cultivate creativity as a lifelong practice or vocation
  • Demonstrate critical reflection on personal identity and social justice through creative expression
  • Appreciate and engage in diverse forms of creative expression: interpersonal (cultural), intrapersonal (journaling), linguistic (writing, speech), spatial (graphic art, design,), music, kinesthetic (body, dance), logical (pattern making, problem-solving), leadership (transformational, improvisational, collective)

Linked Programs: Innovation Studies Makerspace

The Innovation Studies program sponsors a Makerspace in Hinderlie Hall to support creativity, our curriculum, and student involvement across campus. Our Makerspace is open in the ground floor of Hinderlie Hall on upper campus to all students. Learn more on the Makerspace webpage!

Harstad, Hinderlie & Kreidler RA Staff 2023-2024 with Community Director, Andrew Corse

Community Information

Linked Residence Hall:
Hinderlie Hall

Community Director
Andrew Corse 

CD Email:

Creative Activities Students Love:

  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Theatre
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Poetry
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Printing

Example Programs

Share your creativity with campus at Hinderlie’s regular Open Mic Nights. All Lutes can share their any and all performance-based creativity.  Usually, Hinderlie residents can be found singing songs or playing instruments for their upcoming musicals or private lessons, sharing their next theatrical monologue or comedy routine, reading poems, or just doing karaoke to a favorite track with their best friends! Come enjoy a night of performances in Hinderlie.


Enter if you dare into Hinderlie’s annual Haunted House of Horror! This legacy event has been part of Lute tradition for many decades. Each year on Halloween night Hinderlie residents build and act in a frightening maze of scenes for both Lutes as well as the local Parkland and Tacoma community.