Department of Housing and Residence Life

Sophomore Discovery Program (SDP)


The Sophomore Discovery Program (SDP) is a living learning community for sophomores designed to facilitate a smooth transition to college life after the first year experience. The program is housed on the third floor of Xavier Hall Tower and consists of approximately 35 residential students. The SDP program provides tailored programming efforts and deliberate one-on-one interactions with paraprofessional and professional staff to strengthen sophomore student connections to the Seton Hall University community.

SDP is a yearlong program for sophomores who are recruited during their first year during room selection. Through the year, students in SDP will benefit from a tailored program model that has been designed to strengthen student connections to their SHU community, gain access to specialized university resources, foster their leadership skills, and equip them with the tools for success. Through the year, SDP participants will connect with Career Services, Alumni Relations, Counseling and Psychological Services, Division of Volunteer Efforts, Academic Advisement, Study Abroad, and many other resources.

The program is implemented and developed by Seton Hall's Department of Housing & Residence Life. The programs is directly advised by an RA assigned to the program and the professional staff in Xavier Hall. For more information on the program, contact Xavier Hall at (973) 761-9610.

Contact Us

Department of Housing and Residence Life
(973) 761-9172
Duffy Hall Rm. 68

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