Letter from the Rice Quest Liaison
Welcome to the Rice Quest Scholars Network page!
Hi! I’m Jocelyn Monroy, the ‘12-‘13 Liaison and a senior at Baker College (read on for an explanation of residential colleges at Rice).
RQS (Rice Quest Scholars) was recently made into an official club in the spring of 2012 and we have many new and exciting projects we are working on for our first official full academic year. Our mission is to inspire leadership, professional growth, civic engagement, and give support and advice to those who feel overwhelmed by the obstacles of college life. We welcome any individual, regardless of socioeconomic status, to join us. In the fall, we will be starting a series of networking events with special speakers based on various academic interests. This includes internship and research opportunities, study abroad, and post-graduate planning. Also, we plan on partnering with other university organizations to mentor high school students.
One of the defining characteristics of Rice University is the residential college system. There are eleven in all and the best and shortest way to explain them is to compare them to the houses at Hogwarts. So you arrive at Rice with a family for life starting with a very awesome Orientation Week! Another perk of the residential college system is that Rice has about twenty professors that live on campus with students acting as College Masters or Residential Advisors. Ask anyone at Rice which college is the best and they will insist it is their own. The Princeton Review ranks Rice #1 in "Happiest Students" and #2 in "Best Quality of Life" and I believe that our residential colleges are a major factor.
Jocelyn Monroy, Rice '13
Treasurer & Vice President
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