Residents in Service and Education (RISE)

With a curriculum focused on education and community service, students in RISE@Hughes are dedicated to inspiring and serving others. The faculty and student mentors in RISE@Hughes are dedicated to promoting students’ personal and professional growth.

Through service learning and collaborations with experienced teachers and community partners, RISE@Hughes gives students hands-on experiences that prepare them for a lifetime as leaders. This community is perfect for those who want to make a difference in the lives of others as future educators or in public service. RISE@Hughes is supported by the College of Education. You can find room dimensions and take a virtual tour of Hughes Hall here.


  • Double rooms with private hall bathrooms
  • Fully furnished kitchen and lounge area
  • Located near the College of Education, the Christian Cafeteria, the UCA Police Department, and the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) building

Students intending to study in one of the following areas may find their fit in RISE@Hughes:

  • Addiction Studies
  • Art (Education)
  • Elementary Education (K-6)
  • English/Language Arts (Education)
  • Criminology
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Family Studies (Education)
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Math (Education)
  • Middle Level Education (4-8)
  • Modern Languages/Spanish, French, Chinese (Education)
  • Music (Education)
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Religious Studies
  • Science (Education)
  • Secondary Education (7-12 or K-12)
  • Social Studies/History (Education)
  • Sociology
  • Special Education (K-12)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Writing, Rhetoric, and Information Design