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Learning Communities

The learning communities are academically supported by faculty from each college. Students must enroll in classes in relation to the community they decide to reside.

Hip Hop Culture

The Hip Hop Culture Learning Community is designed to unite and inspire the voices of a new generation of leaders with Hip Hop legends like KRS-ONE, Queen Latifah, Arrested Development and Public Enemy. Living in this community allows students with similar interests

  • to build meaningful relationships with others,
  • to create lifelong friendships, and
  • to engage ongoing conversations and dialogues that are mindful of issues impacting today’s youth.

The Hip Hop learning community is associated with the College of Ethnic Studies and provides students with opportunities to be involved in larger discussions of how Hip Hop culture has been instrumental in creating social change in our society. All students, regardless of cultural heritage or major, are invited to join this rich exploration of diverse Hip Hop cultural experiences.

Building/Floor(s): Residence Halls
Class: FTF (First Time Freshman)
Students in this community must register for AFRS 256: Hip Hop Workshop. Failure to sign up for the class will result in removal from the floor. The class will be take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:35pm-1:50pm at the Towers Conference Center.


LiFE (Living in a Fit Environment) is a Learning Community in which residents can explore, expand, and put their knowledge to experience in health related fields. We, as a LiFE community, strive to provide a studious yet free-spirited environment in which first-year students have the opportunity to ask questions, talk to health field professionals, and obtain information that will help them excel in their future career goals. As a staff, we not only encourage residents to excel academically but also foster a community for personal and professional development. Our staff also encourages residents to seek campus resources and other organizations through different events and programs. We hope you join us!

Building/Floor(s): Towers at Centennial Square (LiFE and Pre-Health)
Major(s): Child and Adolescent Development, Consumer & Family Studies/Dietetics, Health Education, Kinesiology, Nursing, Parks & Tourism, Physical Therapy, Recreation, and Social Work
Students in this community must register for HSS 101: First Year Experience for the Fall or Spring semester. Failure to sign up for the class will result in removal from the floor. The class will take place at the Towers Conference Center. Section 1 will meet Tuesdays from 2:10pm - 4:00pm, Section 2 will meet Wednesdays from 1:30pm - 3:20pm.

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