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Honors House 2012-2013 Information, Application and Selection Procedures
Honor Houses Forms (PDF)
- 2012-2013 Honors Houses Application and Selection Procedures
- 2012-2013 Honors House Application
- 2012-2013 Honors House Group Application
- 2012-2013 Honors House Reference Form
Honors House applications due
February 10th by 4:00pm
The honors houses at Hastings College provide community living for student scholar-leaders on campus. Students must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 in order to be eligible. Priority is given to students with the highest GPAs who have attained junior or senior status, who have significant involvement in campus organizations and records of good conduct in the residence halls or apartments.
Students must also be interested in a quiet, study-oriented atmosphere with few distractions.
Students who apply to live in the honors houses should be aware that the houses are in varying states of repair and applicants must be willing to live with the serendipities of each house. Some rooms in the honors houses are single rooms, some are double rooms. It is up to the residents themselves to make room assignments within a particular house.
Students living in the honors houses are responsible for cleaning the houses themselves. The college will provide a vacuum cleaner and toilet paper. Regular maintenance checks will be done in the houses.
Honors House residents are charged the same fee as a double-room and board in the residence hall. Students are expected to abide by the same policies as the residence halls, except the visitation hours. See the next paragraph regarding the alcohol policy for the honors houses.
Please note that group applications containing applicants who are not yet 21 years of age will be considered to be for alcohol-free housing until such date as all residents become 21 years of age. In the cases where all applicants are 21 years of age, unless otherwise requested, those houses will be designated as approved for alcohol use. Any applicant groups, no matter what their ages, may choose to designate their house as an alcohol free house on their application. This policy is subject to change prior to the start of the 2012-2013 academic year. Applicants will be notified of any changes in the honors house alcohol policy. Any houses which are alcohol-free are subject to the same alcohol policies as the residence halls. All houses are subject to guest policies concerning alcohol use.
Students who apply and are accepted to live in the honors houses are only accepted to live in the house for one academic year. Students are not guaranteed a space in an honors house in future years. In order to live in an honors house the following year, the student must re-enter the application process.
Once a student has been accepted to live in an honors house and has signed a 2012-2013 Hastings College Room and Board Contract, they will be charged $200 to break the contract any time after they have signed the contract. This means that you should decide before you apply for an honors house, whether you really want to live in this type of campus housing. If one student in a group breaks the contract, the college reserves the right to choose another group of applicants to live in the house.
If there should be an unexpected opening in an honors house after the spaces have been filled (for example, if a student decides to study abroad) the college reserves the right to choose a student to fill that vacated space.
In 2012-2013 groups must apply to live in specific houses. South Pine Knoll and 714 are for male students while MacKay and 710 are designated for female students.
Honors House Application Procedure 2011-12
- Determine the house you are interested in and gather together a group of honors students to apply for that house. For example, South Pine Knoll House has five openings, so if you were interested, you would need to find four other people to apply with you.
- Fill-out the Honors House Group Application Form and have each person fill-out an Honors House Application Form. A complete set of forms — including the group application form and the individual applications — should be stapled together and returned to Evonne Borrell in the Student Affairs Office.
- Each person must also ask their current Resident Hall Director or Apartment Director to fill-out an “Honor House Reference Form” for them. The form should be returned directly to Evonne Borrell in the Student Affairs Office.
- All Honors House forms – group application, individual applications and reference forms – are due to Evonne Borrell in the Student Affairs Office by 4:00pm, Friday, February 10, 2012.
Evaluation and Selection Process
- All group members must have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
- Group applications will be scored with a formula of GPA times credit hours earned added over the whole group. Groups with higher GPA’s, class standing, campus leadership and involvement, and records of good conduct in the residence halls or apartments will be given preference.
- Selections will be announced as soon as the evaluation process is complete.
- The selected groups will be asked to come to the Student Affairs Office to complete their housing contracts for the houses.
If you are interested in seeing these houses, please contact the current residents and make arrangements for a visit before entering the house. The honors houses are home for the current residents, so please be respectful of their privacy as you would with anyone’s home.