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Residential Learning Communities

A top priority for our department is to ensure that students are successful in their transition to college.  Because of this, we provide opportunities for students to participate in one of our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) or Theme Communities (TCs).  Research shows that students who reside in these communities are provided more opportunities for interaction with faculty outside of the classroom, receive greater academic support opportunities, cultivate a greater connection to the University, and have a stronger sense of belonging within their community. All these factors ultimately lead to greater success as a student.

           
  LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY    THEME COMMUNITY   SPECIALTY COMMUNITY  
             
  An LLC is composed of students who want to live together and participate in a common academic or university program together.  These communities have required common courses, campus partners that support the programs of the LLC, Student Advisory Boards, Peer Mentors, and student participation requirements.    A TC is composed of students who want to live together and share a common interest or identity.  This serves as the central focus of the community and its programming.  Common courses, Student Advisory Boards, Peer Mentors, and student participation requirements vary from between TCs.   A Specialty Community is for students who are automatically assigned to a living area based on a population they are a part of. These communities DO NOT have the RLC activity fee and students will be automatically assigned into the community by Housing.  
             
  $20 RLC Activity Fee Each Semester   $20 RLC Activity Fee Each Semester  
         

 

HOW TO APPLY:
Students are allowed to indicate up to two communities they are interested in on their Housing Application through the MyGeorgiaSouthern Portal.  Students who meet the criteria for the community will receive an email offering them a place in community with a link to a community acceptance form.  This community acceptance form MUST be completed for student to live in the community. Priority deadline for communities are March 1st on the Statesboro Campus and April 1st on the Armstrong Campus.

PLEASE NOTE:
If you have a preferred roommate or roommate group, they must all apply, be offered a place, and accept their place in the community before you will be housed together.  Completing the community acceptance form will take priority over room preference and roommate preferences.

 

Click on the icons below to learn more about each communities goals, requirements, and application process.

 

 

LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Sponsored by the University Honors Program, this LLC is open to first-year students who have been accepted into the Honors Program.  Through participation in this community, students will have the opportunity to engage with other Honors students, faculty, and alumni through socials, faculty chats, research panels, and more.

Visit academics.georgiasouthern.edu/honors for more information.

Locations:
Statesboro Campus – Centennial Place Suites
Armstrong Campus – Windward Commons 

 

Sponsored by the College of Education, this LLC is designed for first-year education majors. Students in this LLC learn about the diverse and complex needs of the U.S. education system, participate in activities that aid in their transition to the college environment, and understand how to successfully complete the requirements of their major.  Participants are required to take connected courses together and earn service hours throughout the academic year.

Location:
Statesboro Campus – Eagle Village

 

 

Sponsored by the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing, this LLC is designed for first-year engineering and computing majors.  Through participation in this community, students will have access to academic support, professional development programming, social programming, and opportunities to meet with faculty and alumni outside of the classroom.  Students may be pre-enrolled in general education courses together and will be expected to meet participation requirements.

Location:
Statesboro Campus – Southern Pines

 

 

Sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics, this LLC is for first-year science and mathematics majors.  Through participation in this community, students are able to connect with other college majors and faculty, while being provided with academic support resources, professional development opportunities, socials, and more.  Participants are required to take connected courses together.

Location:
Statesboro Campus – Eagle Village

 

 

THEME COMMUNITIES

 

Students in Alliance are interested in learning more about their own intersecting identities, cultures outside their own, and making connections on campus.  Participation in this community allows students to engage in meaningful dialogue, find campus resources that support their identity, and connect with their community.

Locations:
Statesboro Campus – Watson Hall
Armstrong Campus – Windward Commons

 

 

Students in Geektopia have the opportunity to proudly share their geeky tendencies.  Participation in this community allows students to live with others who are passionate about geek culture, comic books, sci-fi, anime, and gaming and provides them with opportunities to explore how these fantasy worlds influence our own.

Locations:
Statesboro Campus – Watson Hall

 

 

The Global Crossroads community pairs domestic and international students with each other for a unique experience that allows students to learn about a different culture.  This community, great for international studies and business majors, allows students to participate in social and cultural programs together.

*American students should apply on the University Housing website to be a part of this community.  International students can learn more from the Office of International Programs & Services.

Locations:
Statesboro Campus – Centennial Place Suites
Armstrong Campus – Compass Point

 

 

The Greek Life community houses students who are affiliated with one of the campus’ Greek chapters. Living in this community provides participants with the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional portfolios through service and a values-oriented approach.

Locations:
Armstrong Campus – Compass Point

 

 

The Lead & Serve community provides students with the opportunity develop their leadership skills while focusing on creating positive change on campus and in their communities. Participation in this community allows students to develop their skills, participate in service projects together, and have in-depth conversations with community leaders about their journey and involvement.

Locations:
Statesboro Campus – Eagle Village

 

Students in Rhythm are able to connect with others who are majoring in music, members of the Georgia Southern Ensembles or Marching Band, and those who are just interested in music.  Participation in this community allows you to listen to, create, appreciate, and discuss music with other passionate students.

Location:
Statesboro Campus – University Villas

 

 

SPECIALTY COMMUNITIES


Sponsored by the Department of Military Science, students in the Georgia Southern’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) are housed together here.  Members of the community participate in common courses, events, and training.  Student are assigned to these spaces by the ROTC program.

Location:
Statesboro Campus – Southern Pines

 

Students in Transfer Strong have the opportunity to live and connect with other students transferring to Georgia Southern University.  Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn about academic/professional resources available at Georgia Southern and become involved in campus organizations dedicated to transfer students.

Locations:
Statesboro Campus – Freedom’s Landing
Armstrong Campus – Compass Point

 

Last updated: 3/1/2019