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Proposed Living Learning Programs for the 2017/2018 Academic Year

The Living Learning Programs (LLP) at SF State play a pivotal role in the residential student experience. The primary objective of residential learning and theme housing is to provide an environment where students can explore the interconnected relationship between what is learned and what is lived.

Living Learning Programs connect and integrate students to residential and academic components. Students residing in a Living Learning Programs community may be required to take a course with their floor mates in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Courses are assigned by the Department of Residential Life.

Living Learning Programs at SF State are separated into three areas: Academic, Identity, and Theme.



Academic Communities

The Academic 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 Kendrick Lamar, Queen Latifah, Arrested Development, Missy Elliot, 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)
Additional application required. Application for the 2017/2018 Academic Year will be available Thursday, December 1, 2016. Please know that priority consideration will be given to those students that apply prior to March 26, 2017.
Students in this community must register for AFRS 256: Hip Hop Workshop. Failure to sign up for the class can result in removal from the floor.


LiFE

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
Additional application required. Application for the 2017/2018 Academic Year will be available Thursday, December 1, 2016. Please know that priority consideration will be given to those students that apply prior to March 26, 2017.
Students in this community must register for HSS 100: First Year Experience for the Fall or Spring semester. Failure to sign up for the class can result in removal from the floor. The class will take place at the Towers Conference Center.



Identity Communities

The Identity Communities aim to celebrate the different communities and their identities and provide educational opportunities for students to engage in dialogue regarding their interest and understanding of the history and origins of the African Diaspora, Asians Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders. Students are recommended to enroll in classes in relation to the community they decide to reside. Although not required, identity communities will have recommended courses.



Theme Communities

Civic & Community Engagement

The Civic & Community Engagement theme community is designed to promote active citizenship in the San Francisco-Bay Area community by engaging students through experimental and service learning opportunities. This community works in partnership with the Institute for Civic & Community Engagement (ICCE).

Building/Floor(s): Residence Halls
Class: FTF (First Time Freshman)


FASTrack

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!

Building/Floor(s): Residence Halls
Class: FTF (First Time Freshman)


Global Village

The Global Village theme Community available to domestic and international students who wish to engage in a diverse living environment.

Countries Represented: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
Building/Floor(s): University Park South
Class: Everyone
Additional application required. Application for the 2017/2018 Academic Year will be available Thursday, December 1, 2016. Please know that priority consideration will be given to those students that apply prior to March 26, 2017.


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 in 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.

Building/Floor(s): Residence Halls
Class: FTF (First Time Freshman)


Journey

College, just like life, is always about the next adventure! Those living in the Journey community will learn how to affordably navigate around the beautiful city of San Francisco, learn about its culture, and figure out how to cheaply explore a city all as they see some of the biggest tourist sites and hidden local hits of the city.

Building/Floor(s): Residence Halls
Class: FTF (First Time Freshman)


Let’s Play!

The Let’s Play! community is all about what gamers love best - strategy, fun, and building strong friendships while decimating your opponents. While some people might be trying to figure out what to do Friday night, we know our night will probably involve a game of monopoly, a tournament of Call of Duty, or watching friends battle Pokémon. Gaming is not just about the fun, it’s about learning and adapting. As a result you will have the chance to learn about the science behind winning board games, careers in the game design/technology industries, and the impact of gaming on culture and human development. If you enjoy anything from board games and MMORPGs to Super Smash Bros and Magic then you have found your new home. Come join us and Let’s Play!

Building/Floor(s): Towers at Centennial Square
Class: FTF (First Time Freshman)


MVP- Music, Visual, and Performing Arts

The MVP community is an assortment of students with a declared major in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts that are pursing art-oriented degrees and lives. The abbreviation MVP represents the three primary areas of representation within the arts: Music, Visual, and Performance. Taken collectively or individually these areas of emphasis denote the basic experiences with which one engages with art. The goal of the MVP community is to situate the artistic interests of residents within a liberal arts framework to produce independent creative artists and thinkers. It is our philosophy within the MVP community that college should be more than perfecting already acquired skills and should instead reflect a period of contemplation and exploration between oneself and the arts.

Building/Floor(s): Residence Halls
Major(s): Art, Apparel Design and Merchandising, Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts (BECA), Cinema, Communication Studies, Creative Writing, Dance, Design and Industry, Interior Design, Journalism, Music, Theatre Arts, Technical and Professional Writing, and World Music and Dance


Rainbow

The Rainbow theme community that is unique at San Francisco State University. The Rainbow Floor/Community focuses on gender, sexuality, and the intersectionality of identities within the LGBTQ community. This community offers students the opportunity to live in a supportive and collegial space and to explore the issues that face LGBTQ-identified individuals in our society. Through active involvement in educational programming and community mobilization, the community strives to provide an environment where residents feel supported and empowered. This community hosts monthly socials, educational programs, service projects, and resident-sponsored events.

Building/Floor(s): Towers Jr. Suites & University Park South
Class: Everyone
Additional application required. Application for the 2017/2018 Academic Year will be available Thursday, December 1, 2016. Please know that priority consideration will be given to those students that apply prior to March 26, 2017.


Science and Technology

The Science & Technology Theme Community is specifically designed for first-time freshman students of the College of Science and Engineering. The aim of the community is to prepare residents for careers in the areas of 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.

Building/Floor(s): Towers Jr. Suites
Class: FTF (First Time Freshman)
Major(s): Applied Mathematics, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biochemistry, Biology (several Concentrations), Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Clinical Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geography, Geosciences, Mathematics, Mechanical engineering, Meteorology, Physics and Astrophysics, Psychology, Physiology, Statistics, Zoology


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