Serving as a model theme residential facility for Benedict College, the School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex located in the Oak Street Dormitory is a living and learning environment designed by and for School of Honors scholars and other selected students who want to integrate the academic experience with community living. The primary means of this integration are service, roundtable discussions, prayer and worship, community service, internationalization, and faculty and staff interaction. Thus, students embrace the concept of Learning to Live, Living to Serve, while students live up to what is to become the motto of the Benedict College School of Honors "SERVIO"-"I SERVE." The School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex provides Honors Scholars unparalleled access to the Benedict College honors faculty and administration, to peers, and to critical community constituents. Technologically advanced, the School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex connects Honors students to both faculty members and their colleagues throughout the world via the Internet and a state-of-the-art electronic classroom. This is a partnership effort between the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.
Admissions Criteria for Residents
Each resident in the School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex must comply with the School of Honors Code of Conduct and must participate in the structured activities and programs facilitated by the School of Honors. The School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex at Oak Street will house Honors Scholars in suites or double rooms. High school students who have been admitted to the Freshman Honors Program may apply for residency in the School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex. Upper division School of Honors scholars are eligible to apply for residency in the School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex on a first come, first served, basis. Upper division students with a grade point average of 3.0 or better who are not in the School of Honors may apply directly through the Office of Community Life or with special approval from the Dean of the School of Honors and with a letter of recommendation from a School of Honors Faculty member.
The School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex features a classroom, a computer center, a library, a conference suite, study rooms, lounges, a multipurpose room and laundry room. The technology center computers are equipped with a fiber optic link to the College mainframe computer and library, as well as has electronic mail and Internet access. Cable and telephone services are provided in each suite. The Office of the Deans of the School of Honors and a faculty suite for Honors Faculty are housed in the School of Honors Living and Learning Academic Complex to provide unparalleled access for students, faculty, visiting scholars and parents.
SCHOOL OF HONORS CODE OF CONDUCT
In addition to adhering to the Benedict College Student Code of Conduct, the Benedict College Dress Code, and the Benedict College Class Attendance Policy, Honors Scholars residing in the Benedict College School of Honors Living and Learning Complex at Oak Street will be committed to assisting in uplifting the ambition of their colleagues at Benedict College, uplifting students in the local community, and uplifting individuals across the nation and the world through mandatory participation and commitment to activities and projects implemented by the School of Honors.