Why H.O.P.E.?

The Health Oriented Professions Educational (H.O.P.E.) Living Learning Community (LLC) aims to develop and enhance the skills of residential pre-health freshman in order to achieve academic success and undergraduate graduation in four years. It is our intention to create a residential space where pre-health first year students can interact and be near other likeminded individuals to help them grow, prosper and create connections that will translate into the professional world.

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To apply to be a part of the H.O.P.E. program, please first complete your housing application via the housing portal.  Click here for more information on the application process. After you have completed your housing application, you can download and complete your H.O.P.E. application here.

Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year, will open December 15, 2019.

Program Requirements

To be a part of H.O.P.E., a student must be in a health-related major such as Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pre-Med/Pharmacy, Rehabilitative Science, and Vision Science. This list is not exhaustive.

Those residents who are selected to participate in H.O.P.E. must meet the following criteria in order to be retained and receive priority housing in the LLC for the second year experience:

  • 3.25 GPA
  • 75% attendance to LLC programming

LLC Programming

The programming organized by the Graduate Area Coordinator and the Resident Assistant are geared towards supporting the needs of a student pursuing a health-related major. Each month, participants in the H.O.P.E. LLC can expect the following:

  • Tutoring sessions
  • Faculty dinner
  • Personal Development Success Program
  • Health related programming