Sophomore Scholars in Residence and Living-Learning Communities Application 2014-2015

Complete this application to apply to be a member of any of the Living-Learning Communities or Sophomore Scholars in Residence programs listed below. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 9, 2014. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The faculty and staff of these living-learning communities and SSIR programs are looking for a diverse group of students for each program: athletes, international students, students who are undecided on a major, and students with a lot or with little involvement on campus thus far are encouraged to apply.

Personal Data

First Name:

Last Name:

Preferred Name:


Educational Information

Declared or Intended Major:

Cumulative GPA:

Class of:

Involvement Information

Are you a NCAA athlete? Yes No

Are you a member of or planning to be a member of a social Greek organization? Yes No

Please list the student organizations you belong to and your role:
Officer Member
Officer Member

Program Interest

Please select the program(s) that you are interested in applying for; rank the program(s) that you are applying for by preference (1 = first choice, 2 = second choice, etc.). You may only apply for two programs that you are eligible for. Please note that for each program you select you need to address those programs in your responses to the questions below.

Programs Only Available to Students of the Class of 2017:

The Business of Science
Eating Locally, Thinking Globally: Understanding Agriculture and Food Systems
Global Health, Medical Humanities and Human Rights
Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery
Protected Lands of the American West
Reading to Live
Social Justice and Social Movements
Stories of Work, Life and Fulfillment
Technology, Cognition and Behavior
What is Art For? 19th Century French and Russian Painting

Programs Available to Students of the Classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017

Live Well

Other Positions or Programs

We know that students may also be applying to other residentially based programs or leadership positions in addition to this one. Please indicate which programs or positions that you have either applied to or plan to apply to. Then please rank your preferences to which program or positions you are applying, indicating that which program or position is your top choice.

I have applied or plan to apply for:
Richmond College Resident Assistant
Westhampton College Resident Assistant
Resident Assistant for a Sophomore Scholars or Living-Learning community
Cultural Advisor

Please indicate your preference for which position or program is your first choice:
(1 = top choice, 2 = second choice, 3 = third choice, etc.)

Serving as a Richmond College Resident Assistant
Serving as a Westhampton College Resident Assistant
Serving as a Resident Assistant for a Sophomore Scholars or Living-Learning community
Participating in a Sophomore Scholars or a Living-Learning community
Serving as a Cultural Advisor

Short Answer Responses

Please answer the following questions completely. If you have selected multiple programs from the list on the previous tab, you should answer the question in relation to each program.

Why are you interested in becoming a member of this Living-Learning community?

What talents, skills or experiences do you possess that would benefit this community?

How does participating in this Living-Learning community complement your educational plans at the University of Richmond or any future plans?

Living-learning and SSIR communities are comprised of diverse students from various backgrounds, beliefs, interests and opinions that live and share a variety of experiences together (share a room, attend class, travel, group work, etc). Describe your expectations for a community of this nature.

Please list a faculty or staff member at the University that may speak to your skills, abilities, or involvement as a student at the University of Richmond.
Position at the University:

Key Dates

February 9, 2014
Applications are due

February 15, 2014
SSIR and Living Learning Interview Day
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

February 18, 2014
Students are notified

February 21, 2014
Students must return their participation contract

February 24–28, 2014
First community meetings

Housing Deposit

Please note that students must pay their housing deposit by February 15, 2014. Any student who has not paid their deposit (or signed their housing deposit waiver) by February 18, 2014 will not be selected for a living-learning or SSIR community.