Science Integrated Learning Community at Rose Hill

Martyrs' Court Jogues Residential College

Are you considering a pre-health or science major? Are you interested in living on a floor designed to help you succeed in your chosen major, where events and activities related to science are brought right to your floor and where tutors, Resident Assistants and fellow students support one another inside and outside the classroom? The Science Integrated Learning Community (SILC) is that place. A partnership between the Dean's Office of Fordham College at Rose Hill and the Office of Residential Life, the SILC is staffed by five Resident Assistants and three live-in tutors from the pre-health or science programs. Science-focused programming is planned throughout the year:

  • Discussion About the Pre-Health Program
  • Peer Mentoring on How to Succeed in Science Coursework
  • Review Sessions to Prepare for Exams, Midterms, and Finals
  • Time Management Seminars
  • Trips to Museums
  • Academic Registration Guidance
  • Special Topic Seminars from Faculty on Contemporary Science Issues

And it’s not only textbooks and formulas—social, spiritual and recreational programming brings this close-knit community together. The SILC occupies Martyrs' Court Jogues Residential College, which has a classroom on the first floor with smart technology like an LCD projector, white boards, and tables and lounge chairs for study.

SILC is offered in two specialized communities for freshman and upperclassmen. SILC for upperclassmen is housed on the 4th floor of O’Hare Hall Residential College. Students interested in participating in SILC II are able to apply during the early part of the spring semester. The application process is in essay form (no more than 500 words). Please see the essay question below:

Essay Question: In light of your high school experiences, explain your interest in being a part of a STEM-based community that fosters the investigative mind with a social conscience.