DREW-1st-Year-Experience-LogoIf you select to live in our Leadership Institute themed living community, this experience will include opportunities to share in the excitement of participating in an environment that combines leadership programming and community engagement into your personal development all within one of our residence hall communities. The design of this program reflects Drew University’s belief that growth and development is strongly influenced by the climate in which it takes place. These programs provide students with enhanced faculty and staff relationships, specialized floor programs, resources, and other creative activities focused on enhancing your engagement in our community.

Goals of the Drew University Leadership Institute include:

  • Provide a space for learning about leadership and leadership development outside the classroom
  • Increase first year residential student retention and engagement in the campus community
  • Promote the personal growth and development of students through greater contact with faculty and staff members, one another, and University resources
  • Actively engage in one’s intellectual, social, cultural, and ethical development

Special Note:

All first year residential students are invited to apply to be a part of the Leadership Institute floor! Students who are Civic Scholars and Athletes are also eligible to participate!

Apply to the Leadership Institute today!
Priority application deadline: Friday, June 8th, 2018 (Summer Orientation registration deadline)
Final application deadline: Sunday, July 15th, 2018 (the Housing Application deadline)

After applying, one of our staff members will reach out to schedule a brief (~15 minute) in person or phone/video conference interview with you. In person interviews will be held during Summer Orientation!

Additional First Year Residence Hall Themed Living Options 

  • Substance Free Housing
  • Single Sex Housing

Be sure to select the themed floor of your interest on the Housing Application!


STEM Living Learning Community:
The STEM Living Learning Community would bring students together for co-curricular activities who are interested in STEM and health-related fields such as, but not limited to, medicine, dentistry, sciences, mathematics, engineering and nursing. These like-minded students will inspire and introduce their peers to new areas of study in the STEM fields and health professions, as well as receive the opportunity to interact and network with current professionals, staff and faculty in these fields.