Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities offer a unique opportunity to reside with other students who share similar interests within a themed community specifically tailored to your interests. You will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback about programs, share leadership for the development of activities, and have the opportunity to live with other like-minded students.
Living Learning Communities (LLC) are available to returning and new students. To be eligible for a living learning community you must:
- Meet eligibility requirements for the Residence Hall in which the LLC resides
- Have an interest in the topic/focus area for the LLC
- Honors College students must be accepted into the SCSU Honors College
Honors Living-Learning Community (West Campus)
The Honors Living-Learning Community is specifically designed for students who are accepted into the Honors College at Southern Connecticut State University. Students who live in the Honors LLC benefit from the opportunity to live among and receive support from other students who are engaged in this inter-disciplinary program. This community offers social opportunities for residents, as well as educationally enriching programs. As a member of the Honors LLC, each resident plays an integral role in the development of a positive academic residential experience where Honors students can learn, grow, and thrive during their time at Southern.
First Generation Living-Learning Community (Wilkinson Hall)
New for Fall 2014. The First Generation Living Learning Community is designed to provide support to students who are one of the first in their family to go to college. From picking classes to understanding financial aid, various aspects of University life can be confusing or overwhelming to any student, but in particularly more so to first generation students. This community will focus on the shared experience and sense of responsibility many first generation students feel as they navigate their college life. Specific programming will be offered centered around such topics as utilizing the resources of the various campus student support offices, the importance of getting involved on campus, and ways to plan for financial well-being. Additional support for members of this community will be provided by SCSU students leaders who have experienced being a first generation college student, and who are looking to share their experience with their younger peers.
Sustainability Living-Learning Community (Hickerson Hall)
The Environmental Living-Learning Community is designed for first- and second-year students of any major who are interested in green initiatives, such as recycling, energy conservation, and community gardening. Environmentally-themed documentaries, speakers, programs and trips off campus offer students opportunities to learn and promote environmental awareness on campus and in the larger local, national, and global communities. Members of the Environmental LLC advise the Office of Residence Life on implementation of sustainable practices in the residence halls.
Transfer Living-Learning Community (Farnham Hall)
New for Fall 2014. The Transfer Living Learning Community is designed to support new transfer students who are continuing their college experience at SCSU after having previously attended a different college or university. Students living in this community will be living amongst current SCSU students who have previously transferred in from other institutions, or who are actively involved on campus and who are looking to help new transfer students make strong connections on campus, both academically and socially. Programming in this community will be specifically tailored to help new transfer students make these connections, and to establish themselves on campus.
International Living-Learning Community (North Campus)
The International Living-Learning Community is designed for junior and senior residence hall students who wish to explore cultures of the world and global citizenship. Both domestic and international students will mutually benefit from opportunities to learn about world cultures, practice and develop language skills, and live amongst others with shared interest in cultural exchange. Through daily roommate interactions, programs focused both on cultural understanding as well as adapting to live in a new environment, and trips off campus. The International LLC is ideal for students who have or are interested in studying abroad during their time at Southern. The LLC is also ideal for international students who are interested in developing meaningful connections with domestic students. Members of the International LLC advise the Office of Residence Life on international student experiences in the residence halls.
How Do I Request a Living Learning Community
Students applying to live in an LLC must meet the eligibility requirements for the residence hall in which the community of interest is established. Students requesting to live in the Honors LLC must be accepted into the Honors College at the time of application.