Pfeiffer University Campus

Cline Service Hall

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Cline Hall is home to QUEST, a living learning community designed to supplement the Pfeiffer Journey experience. Quest is;

  • A community for first-year students to supplement the Journey experience
  • Partnership between Residence Life, The Francis Center, Center for Outdoor Leadership, the Village Church, First Year Experience and academics
  • Will include service, outdoor experiences, spiritual exploration, dialogues, and be connected to an academic course
  • Application process to select students for the community
  • Activities planned for QUEST:
    • Shared Pfeiffer Journey class with other Cline residents
    • Weekend retreat with the Center for Outdoor Leadership
    • Service project each semester
    • Faith exploration trips to a variety of places of worship
    • Weekly dinner dialogues with faculty, staff and alumni
    • Extra programming, activities and events

Program Design

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Students reside together in a shared learning environment (Cline Residence Hall) that promotes academic focus, community engagement, servant leadership, and intellectual, social, and personal development. Cline Residence Hall is substance-free. Students must continually hold at least a 2.75 GPA.

Peer-To-Peer Learning

Students will develop social interaction and development skills by working together to create a leadership structure within the residence hall.

  • Residence Hall Governance– Students in Cline Residence Hall will form their own democratic government, elect their own representative leaders, build their own community, and determine how to effectively spend their programming budget.
  • Community Living Guidelines-Students actively participate in creating and upholding their own community living guidelines for residents (not to conflict with Office of Residential Life rules and regulations).(not inclusive)

Community Engagement

Students will participate in fun events that promote community in the residence hall. This list is not inclusive on purpose as the students will determine what activities the residents want to engage in.

  • Cline Book Club
  • Cline Servant Leadership Podcast
  • Cline Improv Group

Program Benefits

Program Benefits

The living-learning community will integrate academic focus into the student residential environment. Students will increase their intellectual, social, and personal development through linked classes, group projects, and residential community engagement. These tangible experiences can be spotlighted in a portfolio making students more desirable to employers and graduate schools. Benefits of the Cline Servant Leader living-learning community include:

  • Cline Servant Leader Certificate, Awards, and University recognition ceremony
  • Completion of 4 elective hours relating to servant leadership
  • Completion of an education and awareness campaign/presentation
  • Completion of a research service learning group project
  • Networking opportunities with Pfeiffer faculty, community, and business leaders
  • Recently renovated residence hall featuring large rooms, shared kitchen, laundry facilities, and 2 large common spaces
  • Faculty and staff advisors with stated office hours in Cline Residence Hall
  • Student-led residence hall governance and programming board

University Support

The living-learning community will be fully supported by Pfeiffer University through the use of professional, faculty, and student advisors who will be visible in the residence hall.

  • Program Director (Office hours in Cline)
  • Program Advisor (Director of Residence Life)
  • 2 Faculty advisors (Office hours in Cline)
  • Resident Assistant Para-professional (live-in) (Office hours in Cline)
  • Faculty mentors for Research Servant Leader projects
  • Community mentors for Research Servant Leader projects

Bonner AmeriCorps Program

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The Bonner AmeriCorps Program is a national service program founded as a partnership between the Bonner Foundation of Princeton, N.J., and the national AmeriCorps program, funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  It is designed to heighten the overall education a student receives by asking him or her to engage in ongoing service work within the local community.  Bonner students are assigned to local service agencies to coordinate programs and to recruit other Pfeiffer students to volunteer. This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion.

What is the Bonner Foundation?
The Bonner Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Princeton, New Jersey. Started by Corella and Bertram F. Bonner, the original purpose of the Foundation was to help those who (like Mr. and Mrs. Bonner) grew up in underprivileged areas. In 1989, the Foundation began working with colleges and universities, seeking a way to provide scholarships to students who could not otherwise afford to attend college and to drive students and institutions of higher education to service in their own communities.  Pfeiffer University has been affiliated with the Bonner Foundation since 2001.  For more information, visit http://www.bonner.org/.

Where do Bonners Serve?
The Francis Center values extensive partnerships in the local community to connect program participants with some of the most enjoyable and positive organizations in the area.  The Francis Center specifically encourages Bonner students to engage in service with one of Pfeiffer's designated partner organizations, but staff members are always open to new possibilities and partnering opportunities. Incoming Bonner AmeriCorps students are taken through a series of interest inventory assessments and experiences to find a community match that is mutually beneficial for both parties.

Bonner AmeriCorps Program requirements

  • Enrollment as a full time student at Pfeiffer University
  • Commitment to service
  • Legal residency/citizen of the United States
  • Age (at least 17)
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Enrollment in the 300-, 450-, or 900- hour terms for service

Opportunities for Bonner Leaders at Pfeiffer

  • Segal Education Award of $1175+ (dependent on term length)
  • Use of the Francis Center vehicle for transportation to/from service site
  • Free conference and workshop opportunities

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