Dear Residents of White Residential College,
Once again, another year has passed and finals are upon the Murray State Campus. I would like to wish everyone the best of luck on their finals and good luck on studying. An important part of studying is knowing when to take a break and remembering to sleep. So try not to overload your mind too much. Have a great summer and enjoy the break, fall 2013 will be here before you know it!
Go White Sharks!
Heather Rachelle Burgess
College Head Assistant
White Residential College
Murray State University
Robert H. White Residential College
NOTES & NEWS
White College Points of Pride:
- Champion team for the Residential College Academic Team Tourney 2012-2013
- Undefeated Residential College Academic Team 11-0 2012-2013
- Host of the annual White College Relay for Life Softball Tournament
- Winner of the 2012 Provost Premiere Debate
White College Awards 2013!!!
The mission for R. H. White College, for all of its members (faculty, staff, residents, commuters, parents and alumni), is to develop an ongoing living and learning community through opportunities of involvement, service and leadership. While promoting pride, respect and fellowship, we strive for a collective success resulting in graduation.
White college is a cohesive, energetic community that seeks to broaden the learning experience at Murray State beyond the traditional classroom. Central to achieving this goal is the community that develops among the White college's students and it's affiliated faculty, staff members and visiting scholars. White College sponsors a broad range of informal cultural and intellectual activities. The intellectual liveliness and student-faculty contact of the college is balanced by a rich array of student-organized social events throughout the year.
Our goal is to provide an educational opportunity for students to learn from living in a group environment. Through this experience, they are exposed to issues of compromise, relationship building, diversity, consideration, problem solving and developing life skills. Our emphasis is to build character so that when our students go into the world of work, they can be successful and contribute to society. Students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that reflects high ethical standards representative of the Murray State creed.
A Sense of Community
White college is more than just a place to live. Students participate in academic, social, and philanthropic activities, and enjoy informal contact with the faculty, staff members, and visiting scholars who volunteer to serve as members. White College RCC student body provides social programs and activities that help students make new friends and get involved through social and cultural or sporting activities. The Mission of the White College Honor Society is to encourage and honor academic achievement and to foster personal and professional excellence. The Honor Society elects men and women who have distinguished themselves with outstanding scholarship and character.
White College Residential advisors support the university’s recruitment and retention initiatives by coordinating events, activities, and services that integrate new students socially and academically into the Murray State community.
White College Residential advisors provide programs and services that assist students with their social and academic transition into the university.
Opportunities for Leadership and Fun
Through participation in the activities, students have the opportunity to work with faculty and administrators to help shape the social and academic programming. We support philanthropic and volunteer programs that give students opportunities for contact with the community beyond the University.
First Year Leader (FYL) assists freshmen in making positive choices about their academic and social experiences. The primary focus is to network with the student group assigned to the FYL and to maintain ongoing contact throughout the first year.
We are committed to nurturing the development of self-sufficient, responsible freshmen who have a successful college experience that culminates in graduation. The FYL supports new students’ transition by obtaining information and providing assistance.
First-Year Leaders are students who have been trained to offer educational outreach to freshmen. Their mentoring helps new freshmen students succeed in the classroom and elsewhere on campus.
White College supports Relay for Life each year through several programs that allow students the opportunity to socialize while at the same time raising funds for our Relay for Life team.
Informal Contact with Faculty
We would like to thank our Faculty Volunteer Tutors for their valuable contributions to the success of our students. We value the knowledge, experience, and expertise Faculty Volunteer Tutors bring to the White College community. We offer opportunities for students to pursue intellectual and personal enrichment in a supportive educational environment. The White College strives to serve the needs of our residential college community through the continuous improvement and development of services, resources, and special projects.
Individually, we are one drop
Together, we are an ocean