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Learning Communities Open to Sophomore Participants

The following provide opportunities for you to join a learning community as a sophomore participant.  Whether you are interested in exploring areas of idenity development, living in an alcohol and drug free environment, or enhancing your experience as a STEM major, you are sure to find an learning community that can support you.

Indigenous Living Learning Community

Students in the Indigenous Living Learning Community have the opportunity to become part of a community that promotes dialogue on contemporary indigenous issues and advances student learning through a faculty-enhanced residential experience. With the University located in the heart of Haudenosaunee country, learning community students in collaboration with the Native Student Program will engage in activities such as fieldtrips to local Native festivals and museums and campus lectures by distinguished Native scholars.
  • Open to all undergraduate SU students.
  • Students register for NAT 105: Introduction to Native American Studies (3 credits) in the fall semester.
  • Location: Haven Hall on the 7th floor for the 2018-2019 academic year.

LGBTQ+ Learning Community

The LGBTQ+ Learning Community is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, asexual and ally students. Students participating in this learning community are encouraged to deepen their understanding of gender, sexuality, and the complexity of LGBTQA identities. Residents will have multiple opportunities to foster their sense of allyship towards queer and trans communities and are encouraged to attend LGBT Resource Center discussion groups: Embody, Fusion, and Cross Q.  Embody is a closed* discussion group for trans and gender-nonconforming students, Fusion is a closed* discussion group for students who identify as people of color and as LGBTQA+, and Cross Q is a discussion group for students interested in exploring topics across intersections of LGBTQA+ identity.  (*Please note closed groups are for folks who identify in that community.)

Students in the LGBTQ+ Learning Community will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities throughout the year, including a retreat and other cultural events both within and outside the Syracuse University environment.
  • Open to first-year and sophomore undergraduate SU students.
  • Students are encouraged to attend Embody, Fusion, and Cross Q discussion Groups at the LGBT Resource Center.
  • Students are encouraged to visit and make connections with the LGBT Resource Center and attend events throughout the year.
  • Location: Dellplain Hall on the 4th floor for the 2018-2019 academic year.

LIFE (Living In a Free Environment) Community

LIFE is a housing option for those students looking for a community where neighbors choose not to use alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. LIFE is a lively and active community where residents are encouraged by their peers to participate in and plan both formal and informal social events.  The LIFE floor is highly recommended for students interested in an enjoyable, substance-free undergraduate experience.

  • Open to all undergraduate SU students.
  • Location: Haven Hall on the 5th floor for the 2018-2019 academic year.

MORE in STEM Learning Community

The MORE in STEM learning community is designed for sophomore students in the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines who are looking for a supportive community that is connected to academic and social resources.  Additionally, students in this learning community will form connections to student organizations, explore internship and career opportunities, and engage in experiential field trips – all focused within the STEM fields.  This learning community is highly recommended for those students interested in actively engaging with their peers through academic and social opportunities related to STEM.
  • Open to sophomore SU students in the STEM disciplines.
  • There is no course requirement for this learning community.
  • Location: Shaw Hall on the Ground and 1st floors for the 2018-2019 academic year.