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Special Interest Learning Communities

These learning communities are designed specifically to enhance the college experience for two important student populations at SU; our Honors students and our first-generation college students.  Through engaging events and activities, faculty connections, and additionally resources, these communities will help make your first-year in college a successful one.  You will live together and form friendships with other students from across the university that will last a lifetime. 

Please visit our Special Interest learning community partners, for additional information about programs they offer: The Renée Crown University Honors Program.



Gen-One Scholars Learning Community

Are you the first in your family to go to college? If so, we would like to introduce you to the many resources and opportunities available to you on campus. Join with other first-generation college students in taking a behind-the-scenes look at how the University works. Members of the Gen-One Scholars Learning Community will learn how to navigate SU and understand the keys to succeeding both in and out of the classroom. You will connect with students, faculty, and staff who identify as first-generation and meet people from offices all across campus who can help you during your college years.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • Students are required to register for CAS 104: Gen-One Scholars Seminar (1 credits).
  • Location: Flint Hall on the 4th floor for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Honors Learning Community

First-year Renée Crown University Honors Program students who do not join one of the other themed learning communities are automatically housed in proximity to one another in clusters collectively known as the Honors Learning Community.  The Honors Learning Community allows honors students from all of the undergraduate schools and colleges to get to know each other while living and making friends with students outside the Honors program.  Upper Division Honors students serve as Resident Advisors in the Honors Learning Community, and they work together to plan fun and enriching events.  From floor dinners, movie nights, and conversations with Honors faculty members to whitewater rafting and community service trips, this learning community helps students become part of the Syracuse University family.  Note: Honors students living in the Honors Learning Community are allowed to have a roommate who is not an Honors student.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate Renée Crown University Honors Program students.
  • Students register for HNR 100: Honors Orientation Seminar (1 credit).
  • Location: Sadler Hall on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th and 7th floors for the 2017-2018 academic year.