Community Outreach & Leadership Development

Summit Park Leadership Community

The Summit Park Leadership Community engages Drury University students in a living-learning environment that focuses on the principles of leadership while incorporating the value of community service. Student teams form a year-long partnership with a local community agency and commit to 15 hours of community service a semester. The Summit experience earns two academic credit hours (one per a semester) AND through the emphasis on service-learning fulfills one Engaged Learning CORE graduation requirement.

It also counts towards Passport and completes two requirements on the Drury Leadership Certificate. Students reside in two-unit buildings located at the corner of Summit and Calhoun and residents get a dedicated parking lot directly behind the complex. The units include all major appliances including refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher and free in-unit washer & dryer!

Summit Park will cost $3,783 per a semester per a student for the 2013-2014 school year and this includes a 45 block meal plan with $130 Panther Bucks.

Learn more about the physical space and pricing from the Housing website.

The 2014-2015 Summit Park Apartment costs are $3,705 per a student and per a semester and this includes a 45 block plan with $130 Panther Bucks.  Summit Park is the most affordable apartment option next year but there is an application process and participants must commit to implementing a service project (15 hours a semester) and taking a one-credit hour class each semester (the class meets once a month).

Download the 2016-2017 Application and more detailed information!

Summit Park FAQs

If you need assistance with developing a service project idea or have questions, please contact Courtney Swan at or 417-873-7809.