Residential Requirements for BrotherHOOD
All participants who select on-campus housing must live in Sellers Hall within the BrotherHOOD Scholars Living-Learning Community (LLC).
This LLC has a designated Housing & Residence Life Resident Advisor (RA) and a Community Programmer (CP) living on the floor with scholars.
From literature and our work at EMU we know that students who participate in Living Learning and Theme Communities:
- Make new friends with similar interests
- Create life-long friendships
- Maintain higher GPAs
- Interact with faculty and staff members outside of the classroom
- Participate in more campus activities
- Higher second year retention rates
To ensure our scholars are engaged while living in their LLC, our community programmer facilitates programming that is guided by our Four Community Pillars:
Professional Development and Leadership
Professional development will give students the skills to not only succeed in college but also in their careers after obtaining their degrees. Programming will consist of skills such as time management, resume writing, financial literacy, applying for jobs and interviewing. Students will also be equipped with knowledge skills and attitudes to build a personal awareness of the world in which they live so that they may be prepared to be leaders during their time on campus and within their careers.
Academic success is crucial to a student’s overall success in college. Students will learn the ins and outs of academics at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) through interactions with faculty/staff members and exposure to on-campus resources that can aid in their academic achievement.
Health and Wellness
Students will learn strategies to maintain and improve their physical, emotional, and mental wellness while balancing academic requirements and extracurricular activities.
Engaging with the community and giving back to those who need assistance is important to a student’s college experience. Students will learn how to be active participants in various facets of their community, both on and off campus.