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Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House

Residence hall life


Smurthwaite is an all-female hall that houses approximately 45 women on the east side of campus.

Smurthwaite residents must participate in leadership programming and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Residents pay lower rates, but assume more responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the house (such as kitchen duty and cleaning).

A 12-meal meal plan is available exclusively to Smurthwaite residents. All meals are eaten at the dining centers, with the exception of one in-house meal per week.

Residents participate in a wide variety of activities that emphasize education, diversity and community service.

The four pillars of Smurthwaite are friendship, leadership, service and scholarship.



Take a Tour

Smurthwaite, standard triple, community bath

Tours represent the most common room types.
Additional floor plans are available.

2018 Important Dates

  • Shadow Weekend: Feb. 24-25
  • Smurthwaite applications due: March 17
  • Smurthwaite on-campus interviews: April 21-22
  • (The recruitment chairwoman will reach out to individuals with additional information after the Smurthwaite application deadline.)
  • Acceptance letters: April 22 (An official letter from HDS will also be sent at a later date.)
Smurthwaite Eligibility and Requirements

Residents must:

Be an involved and responsible member of Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House and K-State.

Attend the Smurthwaite women’s leadership retreat at the beginning of each semester.

Attend the mandatory kitchen training.

Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Join at least one student organization on the K-State campus.

Assist in arranging or presenting at least one educational program during the academic year.

Attend Smurthwaite-sponsored nonsocial programs.

Attend community or campus educational and/or cultural programs.

Be involved in at least four community-service learning projects per year, including the house philanthropy.

Complete kitchen and phone duty requirements.

Participate in fundraising projects for the house.



Smurthwaite Leadership
& Scholarship House
1500 N. Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502

Dining Center

Smurthwaite residents eat at Derby Dining Center or Kramer Dining Center.

Derby Menu
Kramer Menu




  • Living area with TV
  • Piano
  • Laundry facility
  • Community kitchen and dining room
  • Staff available 24 hours a day

Floor plans

Standard living options

Small single, community bathThree Person Standard Common Bath