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William O. Douglas Honors College

DHC Living Learning Community

To apply for housing in the Douglas Honors College Living Learning Community (DHC LLC) in Barto Hall, please contact University Housing & New Student Programs at 509-963-1831 or email

Barto Hall is the home to the William O. Douglas Honors College Living Learning Community. 

Many honors students choose to live in this unique residence hall environment in which lifestyle and academics intermingle. For first year honors students it is highly recommended they live and participate in the DHC LLC; however, it is not mandatory.

To read more about Barto hall click here.

DHC LLC Peer Mentoring Program

The DHC LLC Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide assistance to incoming first-year students as they transition into university life. Up to five peer mentors are chosen each year to support DHC students living in Barto Hall.

Peer mentors work with the DHC faculty and staff to build a vibrant academic and residential community of scholars. The qualifications and responsibilities of mentors in the DHC LLC Peer Mentor Program are:


For consideration, candidates must possess the following qualifications:
• Minimum grade point average of 3.3
• Sophomore status or above
• Experience living in a residence hall setting
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Member of the Douglas Honors College
• Self-motivating
• Must be available to attend Peer Mentor training in September prior to the beginning of school and attend Wildcat Welcome Weekend

Peer Mentors for DHC LLC will have the following responsibilities:
• Coordinate one social activity a month for the program mentees.
• Maintain mentee email list and provide information about the Living and Learning Community to all mentees through this list.
• Help students become familiar with university resources; advise and refer mentees to appropriate university resources, as the need arises.
• Bi-monthly meetings with the Assistant Director of the Honors College
• Maintain a minimum of 2 office hours per week. Post office hours on the DHC Barto office door and provide the information to mentees via email.
• Meet individually with mentees once a month and submit monthly reports to the DHC Assistant Director.
• Be available for formal and informal interaction with the students in the DHC LLC.
• Attend periodic meetings with Living and Learning Community and Residence Life staff.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 DHC LLC Peer Mentoring Program. Click here for the application.