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COMM RAP is a lively community where students live and learn with peers, faculty, and staff in a cozy, small-college atmosphere within a large research university. We are known for our special blend of social stimulation and academic achievement. Organized around the “Communication and Society” theme, we are a unique interdisciplinary meeting place – as well as an intellectual incubator and playground for CMCI – where students interested in communication-related majors mingle with those who may not intend to major but know how important communication has become to any career pursuit. We are especially committed to serving a diverse student population seeking to participate as thoughtful global citizens. We achieve this community through collaboration among an impressive team of student, staff, and faculty personnel; small seminar-style courses; co-curricular activities outside the formal classroom; an ongoing stream of community events that energize mind and body alike; and a rich array of supportive resources offered in and beyond the building.


Karen Ashcraft PhD.
Professor, Department of Communication
Director, Communication & Society Residential Academic Program