The theme communities provide the resident with a social/lifestyle experience. Students are encouraged to enroll in classes in relation to the community they decide to reside.
The Advancing Leaders Theme Community will help students chart their own course through their second year at SF State by developing the leadership potential of students through co-curricular development. Utilizing the combined resources of the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Involvement and Career Center, and Residential Life, the Advancing Leaders program will develop participants in four specific competency areas: personal development, social justice, civic engagement, and community connectivity.
The Emerging Leaders Theme Community is for first-year students in all majors who are interested in developing their personal leadership capacity and getting involved in various leadership opportunities on campus. Through a variety of programming, including retreats, symposiums, community service, and community meetings, participants will be able to explore, expand, and engage in their leadership development at SF State.
The goal of the FASTrack theme community is to provide academic and social resources for students who are entering college with an undecided major. FASTrack will expose students to a variety of academic and career related resources that will help them narrow down their options and choose a major. In addition, opportunities will exist for students to study together, have small group discussions, and learn college success strategies such as time management, note taking, and getting involved on campus. FASTrack puts students on the right track to graduation!
The Global Village is a theme community designed for students who have an interest in meeting, communicating, and living with people from various countries and cultures. The Global Village is open to first-year students and up, domestic and international students, and any major. We endeavor to pair American and International students together in each apartment. This results in unique and enriching opportunities to learn more about different cultures, foods, languages, customs, and more! Go Global!
Health and Wellness**
The Health and Wellness Theme Community provides a quiet, substance-free environment where students of various majors have the opportunity to connect with individuals that share a common goal: striving towards a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle. The overall goal of the community is for individuals to live an environment that fosters better overall health and wellbeing. Programming in the community focuses on the ability to make active and informed choices about the activities we engage in, the foods we eat, and the people we surround ourselves with.
Science & Engineering*
The Science & Engineering Theme Community is specifically designed for upper-division students of the College of Science and Engineering. The aim of the community is to prepare residents for careers in the areas science, mathematics, and engineering. Through social and educational programming, residents will be able to build connections between what they have learned in the classroom and what they do in their everyday lives. The community also provides networking opportunities for residents to meet professors and other professionals in their field of study.
Science & Technology Theme Community (STTC)*
The “Big Bang Theory” TV show becomes a reality in the Science & Technology Theme Community! This community is designed to make the transition to college life easier for first-year students majoring in science, mathematics, and engineering fields. The community, which includes a computer lab housed in the building, is designed to provide a seamless learning environment inside and outside of the classroom. Activities include weekly group meetings with theme community staff, guest speakers, in-hall tutoring, and many other social and educational activities.
University Park South (UPS) ECO Living**
The University Park South (UPS) ECO Living Learning Community is open to second-year students and beyond (including transfer and graduate students) in any major. The goal of the UPS ECO Living Learning Community is to help residents acquire the knowledge and practical skills necessary to prosper in a world that faces unprecedented threats to environmental and economic well-being, while contributing to the development of resilient communities and a sustainable society.
The Women’s Community is for female identifying residents of any major that want to live in an all-female environment. This community offers students the opportunity to explore the unique issues that face women in our society such as, institutionalized sexism and lack of political power. Through active involvement in educational programming and community mobilization, the community strives to provide an environment where all residents feel supported and empowered.
**Coming Fall 2013