Residential Programs and Services

Residence Scholars

The Residence Scholars community provides students with the opportunity to live in a co-operative environment while focusing on academic success. To live in the community, any student with an SAT combined score of 1260 and/or an ACT composite score of at least 27 may apply as part of the housing application process. Students living in the Residence Scholars community must hold a minimum 3.0 GPA for every semester they remain in the community.

  • No annual program fee
  • Standard housing costs
  • Single rooms
  • Central neighborhood


There are financial benefits of living in the Residence Scholars Community. Students living in the community receive a substantial reduction in the cost of single rooms. In return for this reduction, students must assist in cleaning their community. Students are assigned regular cleaning duties, such as taking out the trash, cleaning the bathrooms, and vacuuming.

Another benefit of living in the community is getting involved with a residential fellow who helps motivate and support academic success. Students also have opportunities for community leadership and involvement. Programming funds are available to support building community experiences, which enhance the residential experience.


Students in the community will plan events to help members get to know one another. The group has gone bowling, held cultural movie nights, and used the Power Rangers to discuss sexuality and gender roles.

Student Quotes

What is the best part about living in the Residence Scholars Community?

"The best part of living in the Residence Scholars Community is that all our members work together to create a fun, healthy atmosphere in which students may learn and grow to their full potential." —Kristina M., Crown Point, Ind., Classical Studies in Latin

How to Apply

Review the application process before beginning. When completing your housing application, select "Residence Scholar" on the Learning Community selection page. For more information contact Academic and Student Engagement.

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