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Living Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities allow first-year students who choose to reside there the opportunity to connect outside the classroom with fellow students and faculty/staff who share a common commitment to the theme of the community. National statistics demonstrate that students involved in Living-Learning Communities feel a better connection to campus, graduate sooner, have higher GPAs and report significantly more satisfying experiences on campus and within the residence halls.

DREAMS

Residential Location: Mignon Tower
Description: The DREAMS program is a comprehensive academic support and retention program targeting African American, Latino/Hispanic students, but open to first generation students, students that identify as coming from low- income families, or any student committed to enriching their experience at Morehead State University. This comprehensive retention program is centered on first-year transition, mentoring and leadership. DREAMS is structured to support participants academically, socially and culturally with specific requirements, workshops and objectives tailored specifically towards each tier of the program. Participants are placed in one of three tiers based on their classification and/or semesters completed at the institution. The residential component of DREAMS allows first year students the opportunity to live and learn together in a dedicated residential environment.
  • Application Process: Before applying for the residential component of DREAMS, please visit the DREAMS website and apply for general program acceptance. Once accepted, residential community information will be sent via your MSU email.



EAGLE TALONS

Residential Location: Cartmell Hall
Description: TALONS is an acronym for Training Active Leaders of New Students. This Living-Learning Community is built upon the foundation of servant-leadership and is exclusively for first-year students that reside in Cartmell Hall. As part of this community, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the concepts of both leadership and followership in today’s society through regularly scheduled academic activities. In keeping with the true spirit of servant-leadership, you will also have an opportunity to participate in at least two service projects, either on campus or in the surrounding community, each semester. Students will also have an opportunity to take a couple of general education classes in our newly created indoor/outdoor classroom located on the first floor.
  • Application Process: There is neither a formal application process or acceptance process to be a member of the EAGLE TALONS program. As part of residency in Cartmell Hall, you are a member of the program.

GEORGE M. LUCKEY JR. ACADEMIC HONORS PROGRAM

Residential Location: Fields Hall
Description: The George M. Luckey Jr. Academic Honors Program is an enriched, rigorous scholastic program. Incoming students are selected for the Honors Program and awarded the Honors Scholarship through a rigorous application process.
Expectations: To maintain membership in the program, and eligibility for the Honors Scholarship, students are required to make satisfactory progress through the program.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS)

Residential Location: Mignon Tower
Description: Student Support Services (SSS) is a program designed to offer tutorial services, peer mentoring, academic, financial, and personal counseling. The program provides opportunities for cultural enrichment, academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. The residential component of SSS allows first year students the opportunity to live and learn together in a dedicated residential environment.
  • Application Process: Before applying for the residential component of SSS, please visit the SSS website and apply for general program acceptance. Once accepted, residential community information will be sent via your MSU email.