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Cultural Exploration & Diversity Living Learning Communities

Exploring different cultures, learning about different people and their experiences, and increasing your own understanding of the diversity within the world is vital.  If you are interested in exploring diversity and culture as well as exploring your own identities, then one of these learning communities listed below may be of interest to you.
 

Please visit our Cultural Exploration & Diversity learning community partners, for additional information about programs they offer: LGBT Resource Center; Native Student Program; Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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.

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, in 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.

Multicultural Living Learning Community

  • Connect with staff from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and faculty supportive of expanding social justice.
  • Explore various forms of systemic marginalization and social inequalities through in-class discussions and out-of-class events.
  • 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 with other floor residents through events like floor dinners, game nights and local fieldtrips.
  • Live in Lawrinson Hall on the 5th floor, with laundry on every floor, a penthouse multipurpose room, and in close proximity to the Dome or live in Day Hall on the 4th floor, with study/social lounges that help create an academic inclusive environment. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all first-year undergraduate SU students interested in exploring multicultural education.
  • Register for CAS 300: Multicultural Seminar (3 credits).
  • 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.