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Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership House

Residence hall life


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

The house contains standard double and triple rooms, with community-style bathroom accommodations.

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 front desk duty and cleaning).

A 14-meal meal plan is available exclusively to Smurthwaite residents. The meal plan is included in the semester housing rates, which is unique to Smurthwaite.

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

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

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Take a Tour

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

Spring 2021
  • Interested in living in Smurthwaite for the Fall 2021 semester? Applications will be accepted after the deadline as space allows. Please contact Sammy Garrett at sjgarrett@ksu.edu. 

Smurthwaite Eligibility and Requirements

Residents must:

Be an involved and responsible member of Smurthwaite Scholarship and Leadership 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.

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 a short list of duties around the house.

Participate in fundraising projects for the house.



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

Dining Center

Smurthwaite residents may eat at Derby, Kramer or Van Zile dining centers.

Derby Menu
Kramer Menu
Van Zile 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