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Barrett is the most evolved concept for a four-year honors residential college in the country with a presence on four distinct ASU campuses.  Intentionally designed and conceived as a residential college, Barrett students benefit from new and world-class amenities on all four campuses.  Learning from and having direct access to administrators, faculty, staff, and fellow honors students in a residential college environment maximizes student participation in the classroom through small signature seminar classes and outside the classroom as students capitalize on all of the co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities available to them in Barrett and across ASU.  Off-campus students also enjoy the amenities of the Barrett residential college while on campus, so we encourage all students to visit their home away from home. To learn more about the honors student experience on each campus, please see the tabs below.    

The Barrett Residential Community in Taylor Place is an engaging living and learning environment consisting of a diverse group of multi-disciplinary honors students. Located in urban downtown Phoenix, the Barrett community ensures that students are supported academically and socially through a multitude of events and programs. Barrett also works to ensure the transition to college is supported through our network of student leaders here on the Downtown Phoenix Campus.

Residential College Student Leaders (RCSLs)

RCSLs are live-in student leaders residing within the Barrett Residential Community in Taylor Place. RCSLs provide substantial support to all honors students within this living and learning community by coordinating social events, serving as an academic resource, and providing additional support to college initiatives. RCSLs work to ensure that the downtown honors students remain engaged and are integral in fostering a positive environment for the Barrett community.

Peer Mentors

Barrett Downtown Peer Mentors are live-in student leaders residing within the Barrett Residential Community in Taylor Place. This team of student leaders provides support and mentorship to first-year honors students, with each Peer Mentor working with a smaller group (or “pod”) of Barrett Downtown freshmen. Additionally, Peer Mentors assist RCSLs in planning and executing engaging events and programs for the Barrett community.

Community Assistants (CAs)

CAs serve as undergraduate student leaders within ASU’s department of University Housing, and Barrett Downtown CAs live in the Barrett Residential Community in Taylor Place. CAs serve as an important resource to honors students living on-campus by ensuring the safety of the residents, performing many of the necessary administrative duties at Taylor Place, and fostering an engaging living and learning environment through various events and programs.

Barrett prides itself on the interdisciplinary nature of its residence halls where highly motivated students live and engage with students from multiple majors campus-wide. Each community is supported by Barrett and University Housing staff, which includes a Program Coordinator, Community Directors, Community Assistants, and Paraprofessional Leaders, who are committed to student growth and development.

First Year Experience

Barrett Polytechnic freshmen reside on the second and third floors of Century Hall. This residence hall offers double-occupancy, suite-style rooms with a shared bathroom. Students appreciate the privacy afforded by the separate shower and toilet rooms, while dual sinks provide functionality and ample storage space. To view, the Century Hall floor plans and rates click here.

Upper Division Experience

Barrett, The Honors College, is the only four-year residential college at Arizona State University. All Barrett students continue to live in the Barrett residential community for their second year. Because of the numerous benefits of living in Barrett, many students choose to live in Barrett housing for their third and fourth years as well. In their second year and beyond, students have the options of living in South Desert Village in the shared houses.

Barrett sophomores, juniors, and seniors on the Polytechnic campus have the unique opportunity to live in full-size houses in South Desert Village. This neighborhood provides a quiet atmosphere and affords students with the comforts of home - including a full kitchen, furniture, an in-house washer and dryer, cable tv, an extra den which can be used for anything from a study area to a game room, and a semi-enclosed patio. Living in South Desert Village throughout their college career ensures that students have easy access to the honors experience - the programs, support staff and faculty, and interacting with their peers. To view the South Desert Village floor plans and rates click here.

Barrett prides itself on the interdisciplinary nature of its residence halls, where highly motivated students live and engage with students from a variety of majors.  Barrett has many unique and comfortable living options for its students on the Tempe campus. Whether you’re an engineering or arts major, a first-year student or an upper-division student, or looking to lessen your carbon footprint – Barrett has the perfect community for you.

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Support

The residential college support team is comprised of Barrett Honors College Student Services staffResidential Life professional staff, as well as Community Assistant and Peer Mentor student leaders whose mission is to support and engage students. Both professional and student staff members live in the residential community and help to create a fun and safe learning environment.

Residential Colleges

Residential college communities are where students live with other students from their same academic discipline. These living-learning communities provide a supportive, vibrant environment designed to help students succeed at the university. Barrett students at the West campus live with other honors students enrolled in similar academic majors as their own. The Residential College community structure has proven to help students develop enhanced study skills and engage in university opportunities and experiences that will contribute to the personal and professional growth and development.

First-Year Experience

Barrett West first-year students live within the Barrett hall at Casa de Oro.

Upper Division Experience

Barrett, The Honors College, is the only four-year residential college at Arizona State University. All Barrett students continue to live in the Barrett residential community for their second year. Because of the numerous benefits of living in Barrett, many students choose to live in Barrett housing for their third and fourth years as well. In their second year, Barrett students transition to Las Casas, the upper division housing complex. This is also where students in their third and fourth years live in the Las Casas Residential Hall.

Residential Staff & Student Leaders

Peer Leaders are current Barrett students who engage residents and serve as an academic resource and liaison for students. 

Community Assistants are current Barrett students who plan University Housing specific programs and create a meaningful and reflective experience for residents. There are two Community Assistants for Barrett students in Casa de Oro and one Community Assistant for Barrett students in Las Casas.

Sasha Billbe, Program Manager for Barrett West, is the professional staff academic liaison for all Barrett students living on the West campus.

The Peer Leaders, Community Assistants, and residential staff all comprise the Barrett Residential College; they work collaboratively to create a fun, safe environment for current students. Interested in learning more? Contact Sasha Billbe at 602-543-3410 or Sasha.Billbe@asu.edu.