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Community-Based Research Scholars | Living Learning Communities


Office of the Provost
Fax: 202-885-2173
Leonard, Room Lower Level

Bass, Scott A.

Office of the Provost
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016-8061
CBL student discussing research project


When you join the CBRS program, you'll live in Hughes Hall with other CBRS scholars. Your roommate will be a CBRS classmate, and your other classmates will live on the same floor. This residential living creates an environment in which you can more easily build relationships with other talented students, share academic interests and experiences, and adjust to college life in D.C. together. Your Resident Advisor (RA) has been specially selected with experience and interest in community service will be available as a mentor and resource.


The CBRS courses create a small-group learning experience and are limited to 20 students, which promotes more discussion and interaction than is possible in large lecture classes. Each course fulfills a general education requirement and carries one additional academic credit. All courses are taught by outstanding members of the AU faculty who are respected scholars in their fields. With only one course scheduled per semester for this program, all students will be able to pursue their other academic activities and take courses with students outside of the CBRS scholars community.