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Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House

Residence hall life

Overview

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

What is Smurthwaite up to? Read the blog.

 

Take a Tour

Smurthwaite, standard triple, community bath

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

Fall 2019
  • Open House: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Spring 2020
  • Shadow Weekend: Friday-Sunday, Feb. 28-March 1
  • Spring Open House: Saturday, April 4
  • Applications Due: Saturday, April 11
  • Interviews: Saturday, April 18
  • Acceptance Letters: Saturday, May 2

Applications will be accepted after the deadline as space allows. Please call our main office at 785-532-2645 for information regarding availability.

 

 
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 a short list of duties around the house.

Participate in fundraising projects for the house.

Smurthwaite

785-395-2900

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

Dining Center

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

Derby Menu
Kramer Menu

Amenities

Standard

 

  • 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

 

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