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We're glad you're interested in being a member of the Honors Residential College! The HRC is a unique living-learning center, which provides its members with countless opportunities to interact with professors and other students outside of the classroom.

NOTE: In some cases, we have noticed that the session times out. We suggest you prepare your answers to the essay questions in a Word document and then (after logging in) simply copy and paste your answers.

Essay Questions:
(Please complete the following in approximately 500 words or less per question.)

  1. The defining commitments of the HRC are expressed in our community covenant:

    We, the members of the Honors Residential College, seek to be formed as whole persons by our Baylor education. To this end, we commit ourselves to being a community of faith seeking understanding. As a community we devote ourselves to sharing life together, making "every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification" (Romans 14:19). As a community of faith we devote ourselves to the love of God and of neighbor (Matthew 22:38-39), renewing our minds and training our affections through daily prayer and shared acts of service. As a community of faith seeking understanding we devote ourselves to the pursuit of wisdom (Proverbs 3:13-18), seeking a unified understanding of all that we learn so that we may use our gifts for the benefit of all.

    Please read the community covenant above. Why do you want to be part of a community with such commitments, rather than a traditional residence hall?

  2. Tell us about a particular book or author you've read lately and how this has formed you as a whole person.

Meanwhile, if you've not yet applied to one of the Honors College programs/majors, be sure to do so. Remember, you must be accepted into one of the four programs/majors in order to be eligible to live in the HRC. Learn how to apply to an Honors College program/major.