Academics. Leadership. Community. Diversity. Service.
These comprise the values of the Key Academic Community, a first-year residential learning community of 152 students living together in Braiden Hall and co-enrolling in cluster courses in groups of 19. Students who participate in the Key Academic Community have the opportunity to build connections with faculty and staff, live with a close-knit group of students who share the values of the community, and develop leadership skills through campus and community programs.
Key Academic Community students are dedicated to high standards for academic excellence combined with the support and resources needed for success, an appreciation for diversity, and involvement in campus activities.
Key Academic Community students share the values that serve as the foundation of the community:
- Commit to academic excellence
- Be actively involved in their classes and campus activities
- Work to develop leadership skills
- Appreciate diversity
- Contribute to a community based on civility and respect