Skip to main content
FacebookInstagram

Communities Open to Sophomores

The following living learning communities and theme housing are open to sophomore students to join. To be elligible, you must be a current full-time matriculated SU student who already resides in University Housing. (Note: Substance Free Theme Housing and Whitman Leadership LLC are also open to first-year students).

MORE in STEM Living Learning Community

  • Engage with STEM faculty around opportunities with research, internships, and career.
  • Visit local industry partners to expand your knowledge on STEM related fields.
  • Connect with other sophomore STEM students to enhance your social and professional network.
  • Engage in fun and social activities with peers designed to enhance learning outside the classroom.
  • Live in Shaw Hall on the the ground and 1st floors, home of the STEM Residential College, with in-hall study rooms, classroom, and in close proximity to the Life Sciences Complex.

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to second year SU students in the STEM disciplines.
  • No course requirement.
  • Required participation in a minimum of four LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

Substance Free Theme Housing

Substance Free theme housing is for those students looking to live in a community free from alcohol and illegal drugs. This is a lively and active community where residents are encouraged by their community members to participate in social events together.  All students living in the Substance Free theme housing community are committed to a substance-free residential experience and agree to the commitments outlined below. 

  • Open to all first-year and second-year undergraduate SU students.
  • Live in Haven hall, with floor lounges and large Haven study lounge.

 Residents of the Substance Free theme housing are committed to the following:

  • Commitment to not bring alcohol or illegal drugs in to the residence halls.
  • Commitment to not consume alcohol or use illegal drugs in the residence halls.
  • Commitment to not return to the residence hall after consuming alcohol or using illegal drugs.
  • Commitment to not bring intoxicated guests into the residence halls.

 Failure to abide by the above commitments may result in residential relocation.

Whitman Leadership Living Learning Community

  • Connect with Whitman faculty and staff who can further enhance your college experience and expand your professional network.
  • Visit industry partners that prioritize professional development for their leaders in business.
  • Live and learn alongside your fellow Whitman Leadership Scholars.
  • Participate in fun and engaging activities such as trips to 5wits escape rooms and local businesses.
  • Live in DellPlain Hall on the 8th floor, with newly renovated floors and in close proximity to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to first-year and second-year undergraduate Whitman Leadership Scholars only.
  • Register for SOM 122: Perspectives of Business and Management (3 credits).
  • Required participation in a minimum of four LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

 


Communities Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

The following living learning communities are open to sophomore, junior, and senior students to join.  (Note: Indigenous LLC, International LLC, and LGBTQ+ LLC are also open to first-year students).

Indigenous Living Learning Community

  • Form lasting connections with Indigenous faculty and staff at Syracuse University and in the Native Student Program.
  • Be immersed in Haudenosaunee country and visit local sites such as the Skä·noñh Great Law of Peace Center.
  • Learn alongside fellow students through dialogue on contemporary Indigenous issues.
  • Attend Indigenous festivals, campus lectures, and social activities with fellow LLC students.
  • Live in Haven Hall on the 7th floor, with a penthouse kitchen, academic study lounge, and in close proximity to the Native Student Program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students interested in exploring Indigenous culture and contemporary Indigenous issues.
  • Register for NAT 105: Introduction to Native American Studies (3 credits) in the fall semester. If course is already completed, students are encouraged to enroll in a course that is related to their own personal interests connected to contemporary indigenous issues.
  • Required participation in a minimum of four LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

International Living Learning Community

  • Connect with faculty and staff committed to the internationalization of the Syracuse University student experience.
  • Explore intercultural communication skills necessary for success in a global society.
  • Develop a better understanding and appreciation of differences encountered living in a diverse world.
  • Take part in social activities with peers designed to create friendships and enhance your college transition.
  • Live in Brewster Hall on the 1st floor, with study/social lounges that help create an academic inclusive environment.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students interested in exploring a variety of cultures and what it means to live in a global society.
  • No course requirement.
  • Required participation in a minimum of four LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

LGBTQ+ Living Learning Community

  • Connect with faculty and staff across campus and in the LGBT academic minor, while creating a supportive LGBT network on campus.
  • Engage with the LGBT community by attending events such as the Pride Union Drag Show, identity-based discussion groups (Embody and Fusion), and LGBTQ+ History Month events.
  • Live with LGBTQ+ and Ally students creating friendships to last a lifetime.
  • Participate in social events like LLC dinners, the Rocky Horror Picture show, and the musical Rent.
  • Live in Dellplain hall on the 4th floor, with close proximity to the LGBT Resource Center.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students interested in examining contemporary LGBT issues and creating an inclusive collegiate experience.
  • Register for QSX 111: Queer Histories, Communities, and Politics (3 credits). If course is already completed, students are encouraged to enroll in a course that is related to their own personal interests connected to contemporary LGBTQ+ issues.   
  • Required participation in a minimum of four LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.

Upperclass Multicultural Living Learning Community

  • Engage with faculty and staff from across the University who advance multicultural education.
  • Create a vibrant living and learning experience by assisting in the design of LLC events and initiatives.
  • Be a member of a community that promotes positive citizenship and social justice, emphasizing critical multicultural education, self-awareness, cross-cultural dialogue, and community activism/engagement. 
  • Have fun and build community through events like floor dinners, fieldtrips, and campus events.
  • Live in Ernie Davis hall on the 5th floor, with laundry on every floor, a classroom, faculty offices, dining hall, and recreation facility. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all sophomore, junior, senior undergraduate SU students interested in exploring multicultural education.
  • No course requirement for 20-21.  Students are encouraged to enroll in a course that is related to their own personal interests connected to multicultural education.
  • Required participation in a minimum of four LLC events/activities.  Failure to participate may affect your ability to enroll in future LLCs.