Designed Learning Experience

The housing assignment process for returning students promotes and showcases the learning opportunities that allow students to integrate experiences gained in the classroom with experiences outside of the classroom.  Rising sophomore students can select the following designed learning experiences as part of the housing assignment process:

Conversation Partners*
Honors
Substance Free Housing
Servant Leadership
Leadership Through Faith and MInistry

 

Conversation Partners

By selecting this option, students can indicate their interest in entering the process as an individual and being assigned a space with another student. Students choosing this option are interested in living with an international student, a transfer student, or any other student that also is applying as a single person through the housing assignments process.

Honors

(12 suites/48 beds in VWK, 6 apartments/36 beds in Campus South)

You can apply as a 2-person, 4-person or 6-person group for this Designed Learning Experience.

The Honors Housing living experience is a community that supports students in the Honors program by providing opportunities to combine curricular and co-curricular experiences, development of a community of peers, and creation of an environment which supports academic exploration and research. This living experience is supported through a collaboration of the Honors Program and Housing and Residence Life and focuses on the development of Honors Students as scholars, leaders, and community members. Participants are required to attend a community COMPASS day orientation, scheduled in August or September.

Substance Free

(6 apartments/36 beds in Campus South, 12 suites/48 beds in VWK, 11 apartments/44 beds in Garden Apartments)

You can apply as a 2-person, 4-person or 6-person group for this Designed Learning Experience.

The substance-free DLE is a community that will provide a safe, social environment to the entire campus community.  The members of the floor have volunteered to live as a community, keeping each other accountable in living a substance-free lifestyle and supporting one another in their daily lives (emotionally, spiritually, and academically). Participants are required to attend a community COMPASS day orientation, scheduled in August or September.

Servant Leadership

(11 apartments/44 beds in Garden Apartments, 6 apartments/36 beds in Campus South, 12 suites/48 beds in VWK)

You can apply as a 2-person, 4-person or 6-person group for this Designed Learning Experience.

The Servant Leadership DLE is an environment that nurtures and supports people who choose to serve first, and then lead as a way of expanding service and opportunities to individuals and institutions. Residents participate in service projects that range from immersion experiences and breakout trips to working with non-profit organizations, such as the Humane Society for Greater Dayton and the House of Bread. As a community, residents learn how to incorporate collaboration, trust, foresight, listening, and ethical use of power and empowerment into their work as servant leaders. Students will have an opportunity to develop their servant leadership skills in a community that appreciates and values each person's ability to make positive contributions to the larger world. Participants are required to attend a community COMPASS day orientation, scheduled in August or September.

Leadership Through Faith and Ministry

(12 suites/48 beds in VWK)

You can apply as a 2-person or 4-person group for this Designed Learning Experience.

The Leadership Through Faith and Ministry DLE is a community that is rooted in the Christian tradition, committed to growing in faith and helping enliven the faith life of the campus community through leadership and ministry. Community members build a community of faith and work collaboratively with Campus Ministry to foster spiritual growth through prayer, worship, faith sharing, and formation; and to live the faith through service, justice, regular reflection, and daily living. Participants are required to attend a community COMPASS day orientation, scheduled in August or September.

Contact Us

Housing and Residence Life

Gosiger Hall 210 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-3317 

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