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Honors Learning Community

Saint Louis University's Honors program is known for its commitment to integrative and interdisciplinary learning. The Honors Learning Community, located in Spring Hall, provides additional opportunities for faculty engagement and student collaboration. Students form rich relationships in the Honors Learning Community that persist throughout their studies at SLU.

Honors Program

Why Choose the Honors Learning Community?

Honors faculty will often spend time in the residence halls, facilitating discussions about self, SLU and the St. Louis community. This community also has a sophomore component for active participants who wish to continue in the community for a second year.

You must be accepted into the Honors Program and remain in good standing to live in the Honors Learning Community.

Faculty Associate

Robert Pampel, Ph.D., is the director of the Saint Louis University Honors Program. In this role, he manages the program's strategic development, which includes collaborating with faculty across the university to deliver distinctive honors experiences for academically talented and intellectually curious students. He also manages alumni relations and works with the enrollment management division to recruit students to the Honors Program. He also oversees SLU's advising efforts for prestigious national awards (e.g., Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, Truman).

Pampel earned his B.A. in English literature from Valparaiso University, where he also studied in the Honors College (Christ College). He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University, where his research focused on the intersection of Ignatian pedagogy and honors education. He has published on the distinctive qualities of Jesuit honors programs, the relationship between honors education and vocational discernment, and international initiatives in higher education. He currently serves on the national research committee and the publications board of the National Collegiate Honors Council.