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Business Residential College in Beddow Hall

Join the Business Residential College (BRC) to begin developing business skills your first week on campus. As a member of the BRC, you will live in the same residence hall, take some classes together, participate in leadership activities, and develop lasting friendships.
The BRC is located in Beddow Hall in the South Community. In the BRC, you will have many opportunities to participate in special events to network with upper-class students and faculty and provide you with significant personal and professional growth. 
BRC students are leaders who are successful in the classroom, in student organizations, and beyond. Students report that living in the BRC has positively impacted their academic performance and their adjustment to college overall.

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BRC benefits

  • Live and learn in a positive and supportive community with other business students.
  • Connect with BRC students to develop business skills, attend social events, participate in service and campus events, and build lasting friendships.
  • Take core business courses, work on group projects, and study together with other BRC students.
  • Network with business faculty, staff, and upper-class business students, along with business professionals.
  • Live in a community with BRC E-Board and meet weekly with business student leaders.
  • Create your personalized degree plan with your business advisor to map out your academic requirements.

Program requirements

The BRC is designed for new students who are planning to major in one of our 17 business majors. Commitment to academic excellence with a minimum 3.0 GPA is preferred.

  • Complete BUS 109: Collegiate Success for Business Students (a one-credit course offered exclusively to BRC students). In this course, you will cultivate business skills by participating in events such as a resume-building workshop, professional dress seminar, and LinkedIn lab.

  • Participate in experiential learning activities and community service that engage students in the campus and the Mount Pleasant community.

  • Attend Leadership Safari prior to the start of the academic year. Leadership Safari registration begins in May. (CMU Band & Color Guard are excused from Leadership Safari.)

  • Attend BRC Orientation during the start of the fall semester.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to positive and respectful behaviors in our living and learning community.

Business Residential College (BRC) Application

You must apply for housing before you apply to join the Business Residential College.