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Living-Learning Communities provide a community within a common course and in your residence hall with workshops, speakers, and community events. You’ll live and learn together. If you’re interested in an experience that defines your first year at State, we’ve got an experience for you! Consider your options carefully, because you can only be a part of one!
The Integr8 Living-Learning Community delivers a powerful, transitional experience for students with various backgrounds and identities centered around 8 pillars of success:
- Academic Excellence
- Professional Success
- Inclusive Excellence
- Identity Development
- Social Equity
Participation in a UC 110 course and a social justice course or workshop series, as well as living together in community, serve as foundational requirements for the program. Students come together and support each other as they navigate academic challenges, develop interpersonal relationships, explore topics of difference, and prepare today for tomorrow’s successes. Integr8 students will move in one week early to begin building community and familiarize themselves with campus.
College of Technology
College of Health and Human Services
The Health and Human Services Community is for students with majors specifically listed in the College of Health and Human Services
Students living in this community will benefit from the McKee Nursing Lounge on the first floor of Sandison Hall, as well as study groups and outings with faculty.
Must be Accepted to the University Honors College
It’s hard to know what’s most enticing to Honors College applicants: the chance to take classes like “Philosophy in the Twilight Zone” or the opportunity to live in Pickerl or Burford Hall, two of our coolest residence halls. Boasting open lounges, study spaces, and sound-proof practice rooms in Pickerl, as well as sound-proof practice rooms, a performance stage for artists, and spacious meeting rooms in Burford, these buildings are perfect for Honors students.
The Honors College offers a rich social and intellectual experience to high-achieving students, and was among the first to unite students in a residential learning community at State. Honors students come from all majors and backgrounds. Once admitted to the college, they examine far-flung topics in an Honors-only curriculum that replaces standard foundational studies classes. They also work closely with faculty to invent brand-new learning experiences within their major. Participants and faculty become like family as they share small classes, discussion groups, field trips, and study abroad. It’s easy to stay in touch, because the Honors College Office is right on-site in Pickerl, along with a dedicated Honors classroom and plenty of room to socialize.
Are you interested in the study of language and culture?
Lingua Franca House might be for you! Lingua Franca is a language immersion community for French, German, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish languages and culture. Students living in the Lingua Franca community will have access to a great community of students who love planning cultural meals and cultural activities, studying together, and interacting daily, while further developing their language and culture skills. Students can expect meal outings, monthly coordinated cultural events, and the opportunity to study with other students in their specific language. Students living in the Lingua Franca Community can select roommates from anyone else in the community.
Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have what it takes to start a business of your own?
The SPARK Living Learning Community will give you the opportunity to surround yourself with a network of entrepreneurs and resources that will help you build a company, develop a product, or explore your business start-up ideas. Build your business while you build lifelong friendships in an exclusive community that gives you the opportunity to gain practical entrepreneurial skills in energetic settings. Students will have the opportunity to attend pitch competitions, socialize with founders, and network with the entrepreneurial community.
To assist them on their journey to starting the next great business, students will also have access to the Sycamore Innovation Lab, prototyping equipment, drones, 3D printers, photo/video equipment, and a variety of other maker resources.
The Eco Reps experience is a unique opportunity for students passionate about helping Indiana State University go green! Eco Reps will take a course together, have educational sessions with the Office of Sustainability, and work to promote sustainability in their residential area. Some of these responsibilities will include educating others in your residence hall, monitoring waste and energy metrics, and planning programs/competitions to reduce our ecologic footprint. Eco Reps will move in one week early and participate in an outdoor retreat focused on team-building and sustainability.
Transfer Student Community
- Participate in a first-year summer bridge program prior to the first week of classes
- Participate in a living learning community that supports both social and academic success
- Establish relationships with faculty, staff, and administrators from across campus
- Build a supportive peer network
- Learn about campus resources
- Engage with an upper-class peer and alumni mentors
- Complete a success class each year that is tied to their foundational studies curriculum. These courses will satisfy 4 of their foundational studies categories for a total of 12 credit hours
- Begin a comprehensive career readiness program linked to their Project Success course
- Introduce high impact learning experiences including but not limited to community engagement, experiential learning, undergraduate research, and study abroad activities
The ROTC Living-Learning Community provides students the opportunity to live in a community with others who are interested in military service. Here you will have access to support networks and mentors within the ROTC program, and establish life-long relationships to help you professionally and personally through your college and military career. Residents will experience traditions, customs, and comradery with current members of Army and Air Force ROTC programs.
ROTC LLC residents must enroll as active cadets in their respective ROTC branch and membership in the LLC is subject to Detachment or Battalion approval.
The I-Succeed Program was created to assist historically underrepresented students with the transition from high school to Indiana State University. I-Succeed addresses issues that commonly impede student success such as time management, engagement (academic and social), and study skills.
Through I-Succeed students can develop strong academic skills, leadership and professional skills that will help them throughout college and beyond. And by living in community together, students develop a community and network of fellow scholars.
I-Succeed offers the I-Succeed Success Strategies course, designed to help the student successfully navigate “college culture;” which is a combination of academics, positive socialization with others not like you, and “adulting 101.” The course targets Work/Life Balance, defining yourself within a new environment, healthy relationship building, proven study strategies, & campus Involvement.