Student Retention Enhancement Across Mathematics and Science

Learning Community

Scott Hall houses the Science and Mathematics Residential Learning Community, where 60 to 80 first year and upper class science and math majors live together.

Freshmen and upper-class science and math majors have the opportunity to live on campus in the Science and Mathematics Residential Learning Community in Scott Hall.

The benefits for first year students of living in the Residential Learning Community include:

  • Access to a special 1-credit course introducing students to the study of science and mathematics
  • Achieving greater awareness of the methods of science and mathematics disciplines by working with upper-class students and faculty
  • Receiving guaranteed housing in Scott Hall on a floor with other science and mathematics majors
  • Receiving support from Residence Assistants who are upper-class science and math majors
  • Easy access to supported study sessions in the residence hall led by Residential Mentors
  • Programming specifically geared toward science and mathematics disciplines

The benefits for upper-class students of living in the Residential Learning Community include:

  • The opportunity to be a mentor first year students towards a successful career (excellent resume potential)
  • Access to faculty members outside the classroom
  • Guaranteed housing in Scott on a floor with only science and mathematics majors
  • Programming specifically geared toward science and mathematics disciplines