Summit Park Leadership Community

The Summit Park Leadership Community engages Drury University students in an experiential living-learning environment that focuses developing leadership skills and creating positive social change in our community. Teams of students will focus an entire academic year of residency to design, organize, and implement a service-learning project based on the idea that leadership is a purposive process that is ultimately concerned with fostering positive change. All projects must include a related 15 hours per semester per student of community service.

2019 - 2020 Application     2019 - 2020 Info Sheet

Applicants are no longer required to attend an information meeting prior to applying. If you have questions about the process, please email

Application Process

Applications for selection to live in Summit Park will be completed on an individual basis. From the selected applicants, teams will be formed that lives together in an apartment suite and design a project in the PDEV 271/272 courses over the following academic year. Summit Park is gender inclusive.  Residents may select roommates of a different sex or gender. In case of a vacancy, the Housing office will not place men and women together unless they mutually select each other.

Applicants can select up to three additional students that they would like to live with and notate that on their housing contract and application. If all four individuals are accepted into Summit Park, those students will form a team together. Applicants may apply individually or with a preference of 1-2 additional students, and teams will be formed by the selection committee from accepted applicants that are not complete groups of four.

Applicants will gain a more in-depth explanation of the application process during one of the mandatory informational sessions. To see a complete list of all of the important dates and times associated with the application process, download the 2019-20 Summit Park Info Sheet.


Students reside in two-unit, suite style apartment buildings located at the corner of Summit and Calhoun and which has 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!

Pricing for Summit Park for the 2018-19 school year was $3,754 with a 45 block meal plan per semester.  This is the lowest priced apartment option. Learn more about the physical space and pricing from the Housing website.


To be eligible for the program, students must have at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA, be a full-time student, and be in good academic standing with the University. Applicants must have completed at least one full semester of coursework at Drury University. Preference is often given to student groups who will be sophomores during the Summit experience; however, any student group may apply.

Additional Benefits

  • 2 academic credit hours (one per semester)
  • Fulfills 2 Engaged Learning CORE graduation requirements
  • Panther Passport certified
  • Fulfills 2 requirements towards the Leaderships Drury program

If you need additional assistance or have questions, please contact or stop by FSC 120.