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Themed Communities

Seton Hall University offers several formalized Themed Communities for upper class students within our residence halls:

  • Servant Leadership housed in Cabrini Hall
  • Sophomore Discovery Program housed in Xavier Hall 
  • Sophomore Nursing Living Cluster housing in Xavier Hall

If you wish to apply to live in one of them, be sure you have submitted a $325 non-refundable housing deposit, (due Feb. 28th), completed the housing application (due Feb. 28th), and submit a Themed Community application due April 5th. 

Servant Leadership

This living experience provides a focus for out-of-class learning through programming that integrates intellectual stimulation, dedication to service, and social interaction in a community living environment.

Qualifications for Acceptance into the Program

  • HRL Housing Application: Applicants must submit a housing deposit of $325 and a HRL Housing Application by the deadline. Applicants must also complete the Themed Communities Application and answer all the questions by the application deadline.
  • Applicants must be a returning Seton Hall student.
  • Community Service Requirement: Applicants must agree to participate in a minimum of 25 hours of community service each semester and provide documentation of such service.

All residents must sign and abide by the Servant Leadership Commitment.

Terms and Conditions

  • Service Requirements: Residents are required to participate in 25 hours of community service each semester. Residents will have the opportunity to earn community service hours on their own with the pre-approval of the Residence Hall Director and DOVE. Servant Leadership residents will be asked to sign a "Program Commitment" form with more information and details on agreements and fulfillment of requirements. We reserve the right to cancel an assignment in the theme community due to non-fulfillment of the program commitment and require the student to vacate the room within two calendar days, or as otherwise stated in writing by the University.
  • Other Requirements: Residents will be expected to participate in the Cabrini Hall community by attending monthly floor meetings, community builders and other programs provided by the residence life staff. Failure to fulfill the community requirements may result in reassignment in a non-themed community. 

Sophomore Nursing Living Cluster

The Nursing Cohort is housed on a floor in Xavier Hall.

The Sophomore Nursing Living Cluster is housed on the second floor of Xavier Hall Tower.

The community will provide sophomore nursing students with the opportunity to connect with students who have similar interest and goals and develop a community of support which may include forming study groups and carpools to class. Members of this community will engage in in-hall programming that supports your experience as a nursing student. The floor will have a Resident Assistant who can relate to the experience of a nursing student who can act as a support system within the program.

Benefits to applying

  • You'll have the opportunity to connect with students who have similar interests and goals and develop a community of support which may include forming study groups and carpools to class.
  • You'll have the opportunity to engage in in-hall programming that supports your experience as a nursing student.
  • You'll live on a floor with a Resident Assistant who can relate to the experience of a nursing student who can act as a support system within the program.

Applicants Guidelines

  • HRL Housing Application: Applicants must submit a housing deposit of $325 and an HRL Housing Application by the deadline. Applicants must also complete the Living Learning Communities Application and answer all the questions by the application deadline.
  • Credit Requirement: Applicants must have 30 credits earned before the 1st day of the semester for which you are applying.
  • GPA Requirement: A 3.0 cumulative GPA must be earned at the time of application and maintained during residency.

Sophomore Discovery Program (SDP)

The Sophomore Discovery Program (SDP) is housed on the third floor of Xavier Hall Tower and consists of approximately 35 residential students. The SDP is the Housing and Residence Life initiative to bridge the gap between the first-year residential program and the upperclassmen residential area of residence life. The SDP provides tailored programming efforts and deliberate one-on-one interactions with paraprofessional and professional staff to strengthen sophomore students' connection to the Seton Hall community, plan for their future, and develop into the best they can be.

Application Guidelines

  • Applicants must currently be a first-year student at Seton Hall, and must be classified as sophomore student during the 2019 - 2020 academic year.
  •  Applicants must submit a housing deposit of $325.00 and by February 28, 2019.
  • Applicants must answer the below questions (a few sentences each) and submit their responses by February 28, 2019. Responses should be sent to shuxavier@gmail.com.
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the SDP program on March 12, 2018
  • Candidates must confirm their interest by March 18, 2019 or they will forfeit their spot.
  • Please note: Members of the SDP may only room with other members of the SDP.
  • All members of the SDP must attend an SDP Meet and Greet (Date TBD.)
  • All members of the SDP must participate in a specialized lottery on April 25, 2019 to choose their placement on the Xavier Hall 3rd floor tower.

*Some dates may be subject to change.

Program Terms and Conditions

All students who live on the SDP floor must attend at least one SDP program per month. SDP participants are expected to be present at all floor events such as floor meetings and community activities. HRL reserves the right to reassign your housing if you fail to adhere to the program guidelines and requirements.

Please complete all requested information:

Personal Information
First Name:                          Last Name:
SHU ID:                               Gender (M/F/Do Not Chose To Disclose):
Current Major:                     Cum GPA:

Questions

  •  What inspired you to shoot for your spot in SDP?
  •  What campus activities/clubs are you currently involved with? What do you hope to be involved in next year?
  •  What do you expect to contribute to the SDP community and how will you accomplish this?
  • What is one thing that you want to work on improving throughout your sophomore year?
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