We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Norcia Leadership Community! In order to be eligible, applicants must:

  • Complete an application 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 community.

Contact us

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


Fax: 360-486-8470

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 Leadership Community will feature:

  • Mentoring relationships with established leaders.
  • Leadership oriented activities, community development projects, and programming.
  • 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

“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