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The Honors Living and Academic Learning Community will focus on early student engagement with faculty as well as offer experiential learning opportunities.

South Complex

community located in South Complex

Benefits of residing in the academic community include:

Enjoy organized activities and presentations centered on academic-based topics

Connect with first-year freshmen with the same academic interest

Experience increased interaction with academic support services and faculty to improve academic success

Discover social interactions with academic-based student organizations to help develop a sense of belonging

How to apply

Apply to a community

Complete and submit the Apply for Housing form

Apply for a Fall 2018 community by completing your housing application in CatPAWS and submitting the $50 prepayment. As you begin the housing application, select the Living and Academic Learning Community application. Please contact the Office of Residential Life for questions related to the housing application. For questions on the LALC initiative, please contact the Student Success Center at 660.562.1726.

Community Details

Who Lives in the Community?

Students accepted into the Honors Program can live in the Honors Living and Academic Learning Community.

To be considered for entrance into the Honors Program,
  • A first time/entering student must have a minimum ACT composite score of 26 and a minimum high school grade-point average (GPA) of a 3.5
  • Transfer students or second semester freshman and above must have a minimum college GPA of a 3.5 to be considered

Students will be selected from eligible applicants.

Residence Hall

The Honors Living and Academic Learning Community is located on the second floor of South Complex.

Located near the Union, South Complex offers pod-style living. Each floor features a kitchenette, laundry room, balcony or patio, lounge with wireless Internet access, study room and meeting room.

Meet the Academic Coordinators

Gregg Dieringer

Gregg Dieringer

Honors Program Director and Professor

Phone: 660.562.1814