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Residence Life

Living Learning Communities

The Department of Residence Life is excited to offer the opportunity for students with common interests and goals to come together to live and learn from another during their time here at Columbus State University.

What is a Living Learning Community?

A living-learning community, or LLC, is a community in which students with common interests and goals are able to come together to live and learn from one another during their time at CSU. Living-learning communities are designed to enhance the student experience in both their personal and academic life.

Studies have shown that first-year students that are involved in living-learning communities are more involved, grow stronger friendships, and are more successful in their transition to college. Some of the advantages students receive are:

  • Enhanced Leadership Opportunities
  • Natural Study Groups
  • Enhanced Faculty/Staff Interactions
  • Internship/Shadowing Opportunities
  • Involvement in the Community

These are just a few of the advantages of being apart of a living-learning community at CSU. Student will get all the extra benefits to this experience at NO EXTRA COST . Simply select which of the LLCs we have to offer when you apply for housing this Fall!

What LLCs does CSU have to offer?

The Department of Residence Life at CSU are looking at have the following 5 living-learning communities this upcoming fall:

Career Exploration LLC

The Career Exploration LLC is for students who are unsure of what they want to get their degree in or are unsure if the path their on is the correct path for them. This LLC will explore many career options to assist students in learning where their passions truly lie.

First-Year Leadership LLC

The First-Year Leadership LLC is for students who want to be leaders on campus. This LLC will explore theoretical leadership concepts on how to become a stronger leader and it will also assist students in getting involved on campus and in the community.

Honors & Scholar LLC

The Honors & Scholar LLC is for students who have been accepted into the Honors College at CSU. The benefit of this community include living with students that are also highly academically focused. These students will have the opportunity to engage in academic growth and exploration, co-curricular activities, and interact with upper class Honors students who could serve as mentors.

Pre-Nursing LLC

The Pre-Nursing LLC is for students who are looking to gain their degree in the field of nursing. Since the Nursing program at CSU is one of the most sought out academic programs, Residence Life and the Nursing program have teamed up to provide this opportunity for those students who are seeking nursing as their career path. Students will have the chance to build interpersonal relationships with peers and professors and be a part of programming that will assist in their success.

Where Will I Live?

First-year students who choose to be a part of a living-learning community at CSU will live together on a wing in Clearview Hall (depicted inside this brochure), minus the Honors and Scholars LLC which will be located in both Clearview Hall and in Columbus Hall on our RiverPark campus.

How Do I Sign Up?

Once a student knows that they will be attending CSU in the Fall, students will then apply for housing. During the housing application process, students will have the opportunity to select which of the LLCs that they are interested in. Please be aware that some of the LLCs have certain requirements to be a part of. For example you must have been accepted into the Honors College at CSU to be a part of the Honors & Scholars LLC. Once you are placed in the Living-Learning Community, the step will be selecting your room during the first-year room selection day. In order to prevent confusion, students in their LLC will only be able to choose from the area that the LLC will be located.