Living Learning Communities

Living learning communities at KSU establish a greater connection and engagement in the on campus housing experience and connect to the academic mission. We have 11 LLCs at KSU currently, however students can always create their own LLC with support from the Department of Residence Life.

Academy for Inclusive Learning

This Academy is a 2 year college experience allowing students with intellectual or developmental disabilities who do not meet the university requirements for admission as a degree seeking student to learn besides degree seeking students and live in the residence halls at the same time. You can find more about the program here, http://www.kennesaw.edu/col_hhs/academy

Athletics

Housing on campus is provided for many of our Division I student athletes. Student athletes will receive information from their coaches about living on campus if the sport they are playing has an on campus housing option available. http://www.ksuowls.com

Early Start Bridge Academy (E.S.B.A.)

E.S.B.A. is a partnership with University College and offers students the chance to get an early start in completing one of their mathematics requirement and the KSU First-Year Experience requirement while living on campus during the summer prior to the start of the academic year. E.S.B.A. is housed on the 3rd floor of the University Village Suites. You can find more about the program here, http://www.kennesaw.edu/uc/programs/esba.php

Engaged Residents with Global Origins (E.R.G.O.)

E.R.G.O. is a community in which students can live together and celebrate the differences in cultures and origins. International students as well as students looking to study abroad or wanting to have a unique experience through programming and engagement may want to live here and dive into a global living learning opportunity. E.R.G.O. is located in the 1300 Building of Austin Residence Complex.

First Year Residential Experience (F.Y.R.E.)

The F.Y.R.E. program is structured to create learning opportunities in the residence halls allowing students to take full advantage of the programs designed to promote a successful transition. F.Y.R.E. initiatives are unique to the first-year experience at KSU and are designed to complement the many services currently available to these students at KSU. All First-Year students are part of the F.Y.R.E. program. As a result, the F.Y.R.E. program will be implemented and evaluated on these learning outcomes:

  • Students will develop an awareness of self as it relates to interacting within a diverse residential community.
  • Students will acquire skills that support their development as well-rounded, independent adults and engaged global citizens.
  • Students will identify and develop skills that will support academic achievement and degree attainment.
  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge and value of campus resources, services, and opportunities by utilizing them to aid in a successful transition to the campus community.

Honors

When you decide to live in the Honors Housing at Kennesaw State, you are choosing to live in a community of dedicated scholars, just like yourself. The honors community, housed in Austin Residence Complex building 200, is a collaborative effort between the Honors Program and the Department of Residence Life.
By residing in this themed living environment, students are able to live with others who thrive on an academically rigorous curriculum. While living together, residents are able to share similar experiences and rely on each other for academic and personal support. Both first-year and upperclass students are able to live in the Honors community. In the Honors community, our residence halls are truly an extension of the classroom with a dedicated space to study and interact in the building.  http://www.kennesaw.edu/honors

Reaching Out to Upperclassman Through Engagement (R.O.U.T.E.)

The R.O.U.T.E. program is structured to create learning opportunities in the residence halls allowing students to take full advantage of the programs designed to promote a successful transition out of college and into the working world. R.O.U.T.E. initiatives are unique to the upper-class experience at KSU and are designed to complement the many services currently available to these students at KSU. All Upper-Class students are part of the R.O.U.T.E. program. As a result, the R.O.U.T.E. program will be implemented and evaluated on these learning outcomes:

  • Career Development: Resume building, Job Searching, and Interviewing
  • Business Etiquette: How to dress, Implications of Social Media presence, …
  • Financial: Taxes, Buying a home, Financial Planning, Paying off student loans
  • Practical Skills: How to cook, Changing a flat tire, …

Sorority

KSU offers sorority housing in the 1100 Building of Austin Residence Complex. Sorority members live together and are able to have a sense of a Greek community while living on campus. There is meeting space that organizations can reserve and use for meetings and events. http://www.kennesaw.edu/greeklife

Stonewall

The Stonewall housing community is a gender inclusive housing community specifically geared toward students of all sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and gender expressions who want to live in a community celebrating their various identities and foster understanding, learning, and community. Stonewall is located in Austin Residence Complex building 1200. More information can be found here, http://www.kennesaw.edu/stu_dev/glbtiq/housing.shtml

Thrive

Thrive is a partnership with First-Year and Transition Studies and the Center for Student Leadership. Students are able to live together in housing while taking courses together and learning leadership skills. Thrive is housed in the University Village 6000 Building. You can find more about the program here, https://web.kennesaw.edu/csl/program/thrive

Veterans

Housing offers Veterans a place to live together and share in the experience together while have resources at their fingertips with a partnership with the Veteran’s Resource Center. More information can be found here, http://www.kennesaw.edu/studentsuccessservices/veterans_resources