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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 UC110 Course and a social justice course or workshop series, as well as living together in community, serve as foundational requirements for the programs. Students come together and support each other as they navigate academic challenges, develop interpersonal
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 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 special study halls, cultural meals and activities, and the chance to further develop skills in a new language and culture.
Students participating in the Lingua Franca Community are required to take (or have completed) LLL 200, a course on the introduction to the study of languages and cultures. Students can expect meal outings with residents, monthly coordinated cultural events, and a study hall devoted to their specific language. Students will also work together to create a community-wide immersive cultural event each semester with help from community sponsors. Students living in the Lingua Franca Community can select roommates from anyone else in the community. All students living in the community are expected to participate in community events and learning opportunities.
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 living-learning community is a unique opportunity for students passionate about helping Indiana State University go green! Eco-Reps will move in one week early and participate in an outdoor retreat focused on team-building and sustainability. Each Eco-Rep will live in one of the three residential complex areas with their area team. This team-based approach will allow individuals to become connected with their team and a specific area of campus. Eco-Rep teams will have educational sessions with the Office of Sustainability and will have responsibilities within their residential complex 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.
Transfer Student Community
Project Success is a five-day, by-invitation only program for students who want to enhance their academic performance and get a head start on the collegiate experience. Project Success is a great opportunity for first-year students to get a jump-start on college, develop skills that will help them achieve their academic and personal goals, and get ready to be successful college students. All students participating in Project Success are required to move in early. The Project Success community, will live together in recently renovated residence halls so that they can develop a true living-learning experience to aid in their transition and success. If you are participating in Project Success but your selected roommate is not, you can still live together on the Project Success floor. You can apply for Project Success and learn more HERE!
The ROTC Living-Learning Community (LLC) 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.