We are now accepting applications for the 2014-2015
Norcia Leadership Community! In order to be
eligible, applicants must:
- Complete an
highlighting interest in leadership or other
community/school service and activities.
- Commit to being an active member of the floor community.
- Commit to participating in the Benedictine Leaders Program.
- Demonstrate enthusiasm, character, maturity, and dedication.
- Have school spirit and a desire to make your mark on the Saint Martin’s
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office,
we would be happy to speak with you!
Spangler Hall (main office for Spangler, Baran and Burton) 360-412-6163
Parsons Hall 360-923-8727
Saint Martin's University
Office of Housing and Residence Life
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Norcia Leadership Community
Developing leaders for service and the common good.
Named after Norcia, Italy, the birthplace of Saint Benedict, the Norcia
leaders community is a partnership between Housing and Residence Life, the
Benedictine Leaders Program and the Benedictine Institute.
Designed to pair Saint Martin’s emerging student leaders with first-year
students committed to following in their footsteps, the Norcia leaders community
- Mentoring relationships with
- Leadership oriented activities,
community development projects, and
- Weekly community dinners.
- Participate in annual service
projects and retreats.
First-year students who
apply and are selected to live on the floor will be assigned to single
or double occupancy rooms in three-person to four-person suites with a shared
bathroom. They will be matched with student mentors also living on the floor who
have demonstrated their commitment to leadership and academic achievement at
Saint Martin’s and wish to nurture leadership potential in other students.
The Norcia Experience
"The Norcia community is a huge reason that I am progressing as a student,
and I look forward to all the things they do in the future to really help students
get involved and ready for the college experience. Its a place where you
can stick your foot in the pool, in order to be comfortable to dive into the college
experience by the end of the year!", Vaughn Reed, c/o 2017
“I am a much more open and hospitable person than I was before experiencing life
on the Norcia floor. My neighbors are always willing to offer their support, invite
me into their lives, and encourage spontaneous outbursts of fun. Perhaps not everyone
can list and define the Benedictine values, but Norcians are living out those values
every day.” Annabel Warnell, c/o 2016
"For me, Norcia is more than just a floor. It's a family. I'm so thankful for the
amazing friends and memories I've made as a member of the Norcia Community." Amy Pollard, c/o 2016
"People sometimes say college is a home away from home. What makes that true is
whether or not you can find a sort of family away from family. Norcia has been the
best second family I could have hoped for, and has truly made St. Martin's into a home." Hope Chamberlain, c/o 2017
"I love living in Norcia because it is a small community of instant friends and mentors.
I have learned a lot about myself as a leader; how I can become a better one, identifying
how others lead, and adapting to working with others' leadership styles. I think Norcia
has helped me understand the Benedictine values, and how to incorporate them into my life,
in ways that a normal floor couldn't." Maddie Knecht, c/o 2017