Housing and Residential Life offers five living-learning communities in addition to our general resident community. These communities are:
These communities are located in our Village II living community and comprise apartments housing either 4 or 6 students (single apartment or double deluxe units).
Communities are made up of people. An interest community is a purposeful pairing of individuals of common interests so that the group can experience connectedness with each other in a way which break barriers, creates support and fosters lifelong learning and friendships.
Community of People + Common Interest /Goal = Connectedness
Emerging studies indicate that student who make a genuine connection with other students or individuals while at university are most likely to stay at the university and achieve a degree. Young adults who leave these communties upon graduation do so with academic, social and emotional health, items employers look for in their workforce.
Connectedness = Academic, Social, Emotional Health
Thus, the purpose of our Interest Communities is to further aid specific residents in establishing connectedness by way of placing them with others who share a common interest and by giving them common goals.
Strategic Plan to Achieve Purpose
The goals, while personalized by each individual community are Education, Advocacy and Fun. These community goals will be achieved through purposeful, fully-funded, community planned events.
Education will be achieved through EXLPORATION events. These events will seek to give citizens above average knowledge on their common interest and possibly special skills.
Advocacy with be achieved through a SERVICE project. This project will teach our citizen the importance of putting their passion into action while promoting their common interest.
Fun will be achieved through SOCIAL events. Under the assumption that fun can bond people, relieve stress and aid in learning, social events will seek to provide simply that, free, exclusive fun!
Referenced below are the floor plans for Village II.
These show you exactly where each community resides and what units within each community house either 4 or 6 students. All residents interested in a living community are strongly encouraged to review these below you begin to search for you room.