Summit Park Leadership Community
The Summit Park Leadership Community engages Drury University students in a living-learning experience focusing on principles of leadership and the value of community service. Groups of four will focus an entire academic year of residency helping a community non-profit organization address a need. Past projects have focused on poverty, child abuse and neglect, homelessness, environmental issues, immigration, and more.
Individuals apply, indicating on their application up to three other individuals they would like to live with in Summit Park apartments. If all four individuals are accepted into Summit Park, those four students will form a group. Preference is given to pre-formed groups.
Summit Park is gender inclusive. Residents may select roommates of a different gender. In case of a vacancy, the Housing office will not place men and women together unless they mutually select each other.
Students can gain more in-depth explanations of the application process by attending an informational session.
Students reside in apartment buildings located at the corner of N. Summit Ave. and E. Calhoun St. Dedicated parking for these units is located directly behind the complex. The units include all major appliances including refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, and free in-unit washer and dryer.
Pricing for Summit Park for 2019-20 academic year was $3,778 with a 45 block meal plan per semester. Pricing may increase for 2020-2021. This is the lowest priced apartment option. Learn more about the amenities and pricing on the Housing website.
Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, be a full-time student, and in good academic standing with the University. Applicants must have graduated from high school in August 2019 or earlier to live in Summit Park.
Groups selected for Summit Park are required to enroll in PDEV 271 and PDEV 272 during their year of residency. These courses assist students in selecting a community non-profit organization and designing and implementing a service-learning project based on the organization’s need. All projects require at least 15 hours of community service per student, per semester. These projects will be uploaded into the student’s Watermark portfolio at the end of the year as part of the Fusion e-portfolio.
- Fulfills two academic credit hours (one per semester)
- End of year projects qualify for student’s Watermark portfolios as part of Fusion e-portfolio.
- Fulfillment of the project may also count toward a co-curricular badge on e-portfolio.
- Panther Passport certified
Applications for 2021-2022 will open in January 2021.
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