Robert H. White Residential College
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. The 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 Advisers 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 advisers 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.
Life's Short.... BITE HARD!!!
NOTES & NEWS
White College Points of Pride:
- Third place in All Campus Sing
2014 in the Residential College division
- Audience Favorite in the Best
Residential College Debate Society 2014
- Winner of the 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Provost Premiere Debate
- Champion team for the Residential
College Academic Team Tourney 2012,2013
- Undefeated Residential College
Academic Team 11-0 2012-2013 and currently 2-0 for this year!
White College Awards 2014
The mission of the Murray State University Residental College System is to provide engaging living and learning communities for MSU resident and commuter students, with the participation of faculty and professional staff. We promote student retention through graduation by providing living-learning communities which foster student involvment, competition, leadership development, and service, while promoting an appreciation for diversity and individual differences.
MSU is using this acronym to summerize our mission objectives, using this "buzz word" you can remember our objectives.