The house system is modeled after the British collegiate house system and strives to integrate the academic and residential programs of the College for the benefit of all students.
Within each house is a suite for the resident mentor (RM) who is a current faculty or staff member. The RM guides the residents in programs for the benefit of the entire house.
The Spragins House is located on the Morrow Quad. It is centrally located near the Mabee-Simpson Library, academic buildings, and Edwards Commons. Spragins House includes Blandford, Bryan, Love, and Spragins residence halls as well as the RM's apartment. The Morrow Academic Center (MAC) is also located on the quad and houses the supplemental instruction offices.
Dedicated in 1993, Young House was the first house in the College's house system and is named in honor of Robert A. Young III. It includes Hoke/McCain, McRae, Wilson and Rogers, and Whiteside and Wilson residence halls as well as the RM’s apartment.
Young, a nationally recognized Fort Smith businessman, has shown his commitment to the College through his service on the Board of Trustees (on which he served as chairman from 1987-2003) since 1973. Young's family is honored in McRae Hall, and the crest at the entrance to Hoke/McCain Hall is the Young family coat of arms.
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