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
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 Leadership
Community will feature:
- 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
“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