Brooke Tower has the prestigious honor of being named after Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke, West Virginia University’s first Rhode Scholar. Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke was also the first student from West Virginia University to study at Oxford University in England. Known affectionately as “Towers,” the ERC is a group of four connected residence halls: Bennett, Braxton, Brooke, and Lyon. Located on the Evansdale campus, the ERC is a short PRT ride from the downtown campus or Health Sciences Center, and is close to the Engineering buildings. The Student Recreation Center is right outside your door! Almost 1,800 male and female students live in this complex, which shares a central lobby and dining hall. The halls feature single, double, and triple rooms with community bathrooms.
All rooms are air-conditioned and carpeted, with laundry rooms, community bathrooms, and lounges on each floor. The complex includes tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, a post office, craft center, campus bookstore, academic resource center with free tutoring, computer center, and classrooms, along with a sandwich and coffee shop. You are within walking distance of many classroom buildings, the Coliseum, Milan Puskar Stadium (home of Mountaineer Field), grocery stores and restaurants, and the Creative Arts Center.
Brooke Tower focuses on an academic partnership with the WVU School of Medicine and the College of Business and Economics under the leadership of Resident Faculty Leaders Tim and Lori Pearson. Residents will have the opportunity to work more closely with faculty to improve academics and will be provided educationally-rich, interactive programming that will enhance their learning experience here at West Virginia University. The Area Advisor, Kevin J. Hall, oversees the day to day operations of the building and assist in providing hall programming along with twenty resident assistants (RAs) and the wellness coordinator. Programs have included trips to New York City, Niagara Falls, the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, Washington D.C., the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and such activities as whitewater rafting, baseball, soccer, and basketball games, skiing, backpacking and camping trips, musical performances, video game tournaments, and many more. Brooke Tower has also made a commitment to the service learning component of education and encourages its residence to be highly involved in the campus community, volunteer and civic organizations dedicated to community development and support.”