Scholars Learning Community
If you desire to be part of something, to belong, then you will enjoy our Community of Scholars, where you will have the opportunity to work and socialize with the best and brightest on the planet.
All freshman Scholars are required to live in and participate in the Scholars Learning Community, located in the Newing College residential community. Scholars live in double rooms (two beds) with semi-private baths in several areas of the building. Newing College is one of the newest residential community on campus and consists of a Collegiate Center with a new dining hall, student lounge, student support services, classrooms, co-rec field and more. All freshmen Scholars take a class together, SCHL127, to enhance the Community of Scholars experience. Scholars are also offered academic, social and professional programming within the Learning Community.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
Non-freshmen may opt to remain living in a Scholars Learning Community cluster with other Scholars of the same year if desired.
At Binghamton University, we believe so strongly that you will learn at least as much outside of the classroom as inside the classroom, that our students live in places called residential colleges and, for our Scholars, offer the following benefits, rarely available anywhere else.
Scholars Assistant Director
Peter Nardone is the Assistant Director of the Binghamton University Scholars Program, President's Scholars and New Student Programs. Mr. Nardone's office is located above the Newing College Dining Hall in the Discovery Center area of the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center. Mr. Nardone is also the lead instructor of SCHL127, Thinking Like Leonardo DaVinci, and is always happy to offer assistance to Scholars.
Each of the six residential colleges at Binghamton University has a Faculty Master -- a tenured professor who oversees the learning that occurs in the residence halls. Professor Mark Reisinger is the Faculty Master of Newing College and has an office right inside the Chenango Champlain Collegiate Center above the Newing College Dining Hall.
Scholars Leadership Community
Up to six sophomore/junior/senior Scholars serve as leaders of and mentors to the freshmen Scholars and live in Endicott Hall. These volunteers are known as the Scholars Leadership Community.
Scholars Graduate Assistant
Each year a graduating Scholar is hired as a Teaching Assistant (Graduate Assistant) (GA) in the Scholars Program. The Scholars GA helps teach SCHL127 and SCHL227, helps oversee the programming aspects of the Scholars Learning Community and acts as an advisor for freshmen Scholars.
Scholars Resident Assistants (RA)
All residential communities have students living on each floor called Resident Assistants (RAs). RAs are there to assist fellow students in many different ways. Unique to the Scholars Learning Community is that Endicott Hall has several Resident Assistants who are also Scholars, and will be able to assist with the usual student situations, but also has the perspective of what it is like to be a Scholar.
Living/Learning Resident Director (RD) and Assistant Resident Coordinator (ARC)
All residential communities have several professionals with a Bachelors or Masters degree living in each community, called Resident Directors (RDs) and Assistant Resident Coordinators. RDs and ARCs are there to assist students in many different ways. Unique to the Scholars Learning Community, is an RD and ARC who are dedicated to the concept of a Community of Scholars and the Scholars Learning Community.