LIVING-LEARNING APPLICATION 2012-2013
The office of Housing & Residence Life is now accepting applications from current freshmen who wish to live in one of three
living and learning communities in Coughlin Hall for the 2012-2013 academic year. The Housing and Residence Life Department
will partner with faculty and staff to offer several distinct but integrated communities within Coughlin Hall. Whether you
choose to apply for the Encountering Cultures Community, Men & Women for Others Community, Cura Personalis Community
or the Learning to Lead Community, we are sure that you will love living in Coughlin.
Community Theme: Men & Women for Others
Men & Women for Others is at the heart of the Jesuit and Gonzaga Mission. It is committed to support the Gonzaga
and the Spokane community by assisting local organizations in providing food, shelter and other basic necessities to
locals in need. In giving back, we learn how to be caring citizens. Members of this community will also take a Service
Learning English, Philosophy or Religion course together.
Men & Women for Others Community is a place in which to:
Explore and actively pursue various ways to serve those in need locally
Create awareness about the predicaments of those in need and ideally extend the network of assistance
What is expected:
o SOPHOMORES: Coordinate with the RA a one-hour reflection with the freshmen who live on your
wing; the topic should be focused on the ideas of Service, Social Justice and Civic Engagement.
Before your reflection, you will meet with the Living-Learning Fellow to discuss your plan.
o FRESHMEN: Attend a one-hour reflection with the freshmen who live on your wing; the topic will be
focused on the ideas Service, Social Justice & Civic Engagement.
Monthly Community Dinner that focus on the theme of your community.
Attendance at Community Programs on and off campus that are focused on the community theme and allow
you to connect with members in Coughlin and the greater Spokane community.
What you will get out of this experience:
Meet new friends who share similar goals and interests as you and from whom you may learn from in
Opportunities to self-reflect and grow as a whole person
Connect and engage with faculty and professional staff in the Gonzaga community
Explore the Spokane community and be able to give back and support the surrounding area in community
Certificate of Completion – attend each reflection dinner (3/semester) and four community programs by May
If you have any further questions regarding these theme communities, please email the Housing Office at
email@example.com. Returning students--the deadline for application is 5:00 pm on Friday, February 24, 2012.
Students will be notified of their acceptance / wait listing / denial via their GU email address on or before Friday, March 16,
2012. Returning students who are put on a waitlist or denied acceptance into a program will participate in the room selection
process for returning students. New Students—the deadline for application is 5:00 pm on Friday, May 18, 2012. Students
chosen to reside in Coughlin Living and Learning Programs for 2012-2013 will be automatically placed on the appropriate floors
for their program.
Please complete all relevant application materials below, save this document as a Word, Rich Text, or PDF file and email
Due dates: Returning students: prior to 5 pm on Friday, February 24, 2012.
New students: prior to 5 pm on Friday, May 18, 2012.
LIVING-LEARNING APPLICATION 2012-2013
Men & Women for Others
Name: Enter Name Here
Gender: Enter Gender Here
GPA: Enter GPA Here
Email: Enter Email Address Here
Student ID: Enter ID Here
Cell Phone: Enter Cell Here
Major: Enter Major Here
Minor: Enter Minor Here
Roommate Preference: Enter Roommate Preference Here (If Any)
Are you applying for any other theme community? If so, list your choices in order (be consistent among applications):
1. 2. 3. 4. NOTE: You must submit a separate application for each theme.
Living on campus at Gonzaga provides many great opportunities for students to grow and flourish. Coughlin Hall was
specifically designed to provide an opportunity for students to live with other students who share similar ideas and values and
take courses together, thus improving their educational experience and better preparing them for life after college. As a
member of this community, you will receive many benefits and therefore it is seen as a privilege to be chosen for this
Please write a reflection essay that supports your selection for this community by addressing the following (maximum 500
1. Why do you want to live in this community?
2. What experiences do you have that are directly related to the theme of the community?
3. How can you contribute to the community?
Enter Essay Here