Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLC) at KSU establish a greater connection and engagement in the on campus housing experience and connect to the academic mission, by connecting students both inside and outside of the classroom.  

Academy for Inclusive Learning - Kennesaw Campus

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

Bridge 2 Success (B.2.S.) - Kennesaw Campus

B.2.S. 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. B.2.S. 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

Honors - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus

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 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

Leadership 6000 - Kennesaw Campus

Leadership 6000 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. Leadership 6000 is housed in the University Village 6000 Building. You can find more about the program here, https://web.kennesaw.edu/csl/program/thrive

 

Theme Communities

A Theme Community (TC) is a group of year students who share common interests. The goal of a Theme Community is to create and extend student learning opportunities outside of the classroom that enhance their intellectual and personal growth. All of our Theme Communities are residentially-based, which means that participating students live in the same residential area.

Arts Housing - Kennesaw Campus

Calling all artists! Are you planning to major in art, dance, music, or theatre? If so, the Arts Theme Community is for you. Located conveniently close to the Arts District on the Kennesaw Campus, the Arts Theme Community is designed to nourish and inspire a diverse group of artists and scholars from all of the visual and performing arts disciplines. As a resident, you will interact on a daily basis with students across the College of the Arts, allowing for a creative interchange of ideas, experiences, and inquiry. In addition, you will have access to programming, performances and exhibitions both on and off campus to enrich your life as an artist/scholar. The Arts Theme Community is an ideal place to make friends, spark your creativity, and actively engage in an artistic lifestyle.

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

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.

Engineering Housing - Marietta Campus

The Engineering Community offers students a living environment that enhances their connection with the Engineering program at Kennesaw State Univerity in an engaged social setting. Students who choose the Engineering Community have opportunities to connect with faculty, local business leaders and alumnae in the field of engineering, and proximity to peers for forming study groups. Residents work alongside Engineering Faculty Mentor and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.

Gaming Housing - Marietta Campus

The students who participate in this Theme Community will share common interests in game design, gaming etc.  Student will have a chance to interact with Faculty and Staff on campus. Our goal is to support our gaming students on campus by providing them opportunities to socialize, while also offering them off-campus trips to get them out of their room! Examples of what our Gaming theme community did this year: Attend SEIGE gaming conference, weekly gaming tournaments (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Pokemon etc.), Dave and Busters game night. Residents work alongside a Gaming Faculty Mentor and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.

Outdoor Adventure Housing - Marietta Campus

The students who participate in this Theme Community will want to participate in an active lifestyle. Residents work alongside Faculty/Staff Mentors and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group. Examples of what our Adventure theme community did this year: Camping trip at Red Top Mountain, Hiking around Lake Allatoona, Indoor Rock-climbing and tubing down the Chattahoochee! Even if you have never done any of these activities, if you are willing to try something NEW this community could be for you!

Stonewall - Kennesaw Campus

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

The Outfit - Kennesaw Campus

The Outfit, in partnership with the Center for Young Adult Addition and Recovery or Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), is substance free housing for students who are in recovery from addiction. Students must apply with the CRC in order to be considered for housing in these units. By applying to be a part of the community, students develop commitment, principles and ethical responsibility to grow both in recovery and academics.

 

Special Population Housing

Special population housing is available for student groups who require specific housing arrangements as part of their involvement with Kennesaw State University.

Athletics - Kennesaw Campus

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

Greek Housing - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus

Greek housing is available both on the Kennesaw (apartments) and Marietta (houses) campuses. In some cases, Greek organizations maybe required to to sign an organizational contract. For more information, please e-mail reslife@kennesaw.edu.

Marching Band - Kennesaw Campus

Students who are a part of the Marching Band at Kennesaw State University, and opt to live on campus, are able to select space in any community. However, Housing and Residence Life collaborate with the Marching Band to adhere to practice schedules and travel requirements. For more information, please coordinate with the Director of the Marching Band.

Veterans - Kennesaw Campus

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

 

Programmatic Initiatives

Programmatic initiatives offer a comprehensive curriculum, focusing on the specific needs of first and second year students. These principles are woven into the various programs, events, and activities sponsored by Residence Life throughout the year.  

First Year Residential Experience (F.Y.R.E.) - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus

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.

Reaching Out to Upperclassman Through Engagement (R.O.U.T.E.) - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus

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.

 

If you are interested in partnering with Residence Life to create your own community, of if you would like additional information about anyone of these groups, please e-mail Jenny Brown, jenny@kennesaw.edu.