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.
(Please complete the following in approximately 300 words or less per question.)
- 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.
Why do you want to be part of a community with such commitments, rather than a traditional residence hall?
- Tell us about your involvement in a community that has shaped who you are as a person. What have you contributed to this community? How has it shaped you?
- Tell us about a particular book or author you've read lately that has enriched your life. How have you been formed as a whole person by your encounter with this text?
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.