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. Any student may apply as part of the housing application process and must have an SAT combined score of 1770 and/or an ACT composite score of 27 or higher in order to be approved to live in the community. Students living in the Residence Scholars community must then continue to hold a 3.0 or above GPA every semester they remain in the community, as well as a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Additional application required (complete in housing application).

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


The benefits of living in the Residence Scholars Community are financial, students who live in the community receive a substantial reduction in the price of single-room costs. In return for this reduction students are required to assist in cleaning their community and are assigned regular cleaning duties such as taking out the trash, cleaning the bathrooms, and carpet vacuuming.

Another benefit to living in the community is that students are academically motivated and support academic success. Students also have the opportunity for leadership and involvement in the community. Programming funds are available to support community building experiences, which enhance the residential experience.


Students in the community plan events to help members get to know one another. The group has gone bowling, had a cultural move night, 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

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