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Aristotle House: Leadership, Education, Service


Aristotle House will broadly explore the three pillars of Leadership, Education and Service in the Natural Sciences. This community is committed to helping students hone their leadership skills, develop life-long friendships, engage in community outreach and explore careers in all facets of education. Students in this LLC are passionate about making a difference in this world through active leadership, education and service.

Why Aristotle House?

  • Learn more about different leadership styles (and work to identify your own leadership style)
  • Understand the importance of leadership as a service and how ethics play a role
  • Engage with the community and learn why it’s essential for the community to be involved in your service

Highlights from 2018-2019:

Yosemite Lake Cleanup

In just under three hours, Aristotle House Scholars collected over 50 lbs. of trash consisting mostly of bottle caps. Aristotle House Scholars brainstormed potential solutions: engaging local government to intervene, educating peers on waste reduction, and installing a tool to collect bottle caps.

Weekly Study Hours

Our Aristotle House Scholars set up in-house study groups that meet weekly for popular courses. Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Writing. The Aristotle House Fellow helps students set up study schedules, provides study tips for courses, and can help coordinate academic support services!

Coming into college, I fear I would not establish a sense of community, yet through Aristotle House, I have gained not only this, but have fostered my own self-development. Through my personal growth, I have gained valuable leadership skills that I have, and continue to apply in my academic endeavors and in the greater Merced community.” ~ Jesha Morgan (2018-2019 Aristotle House Scholar)

In Aristotle House we are learning to develop our leadership skills and are engaged in our UC Merced community. The LLCs give incoming UC Merced students a community to learn and grow in while we adjust to life at college.” ~ Emma Gerlt (2018-2019 Aristotle House Scholar)

How to Join

To join Aristotle House, you must indicate Aristotle House as one of your top preferences during your housing selection. You will receive a confirmation email if space is still available.

For more information about Aristotle House, please contact José at