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Specialized Housing

Specialized Housing Options offer a unique opportunity to reside with students who share similar interests within a community specifically tailored to your interests. You will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback about programs, share leadership for the development of activities, and live with other like-minded students. Our specialized housing programs provide students with increased access and interaction with campus resources to enhance student success.

We currently offer two Themed Community options: Transfer Connections and Living Green Sustainability are building-wide communities offered for students with an interest in their respective areas. Residence Hall Directors and Resident Advisors program and provide social opportunities for residential students to learn and grow skills relating to the theme.

We currently offer five Living-Learning Community (LLC) options. Accepted Honors College students are eligible for the Honors College community. The Themed Housing community is a community designed to support First Generation College students. Still Exploring Majors is a community for undecided students (students that have not yet selected a program of study). The Future Health Professions LLC is designed to provide support to students who are interested in health-related fields. The Global Living LLC is designed for junior and senior residents who wish to explore cultures of the world and global citizenship. LLCs are connected to an academic course and are specific to a few floors in the residence halls.

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Students who choose to live in specialized housing at SCSU will be able to:

  • Articulate the value of the SCSU Experience
  • Analyze the need for service in their community
  • Utilize their specialized housing involvement to positively impact their classroom experience

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) and Themed Communities are available to new and returning students. To be eligible for a LLC, you must:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements for the Residence Hall in which the LLC is located
  • Have an interest in the topic/focus area for the LLC
  • Honors College students must be accepted into the SCSU Honors College


How do i request a living-learning or themed community?

You may select a Living-Learning Community or Themed Community through your housing application on the MyHousing Portal. If you have already applied for housing, you can revisit your application to select your desired Living-Learning or Themed Community. Please be aware of the following deadlines for application to a community:

  • The First Generation, Still Exploring Majors, Health Professions and Living Green communities have a deadline of May 15th.
  • Space is limited and first come, first served.

New! Starting Fall 2019!

La Casa: Spanish Language and Cultures Living Learning Community

Residence Hall: Neff

La Casa is a living learning community open to any student interested in improving their Spanish language fluency, while learning about the diverse cultures of the Spanish-speaking world, including those of the US. La Casa is open to students of all language levels, from those who are just beginning to learn Spanish to native speakers and heritage learners of Spanish. Residential students of La Casa will commit to enrolling in at least one Spanish course at their level in the year they reside in the hall. As residents of La Casa, students can take advantage of onsite Spanish language tutoring, conversation groups in Spanish, contact with faculty advisors, and special events related to the Spanish-speaking world organized by RA’s, Spanish faculty and/or student clubs and organizations.

Students that live in La Casa Living Learning Community will:

  • Have an appreciation and understanding for the Spanish language and the diverse cultures of Spanish speaking communities in this living learning community.
  • Be able to practice their language skills through living in the same community and attending various programs on campus.
  • Develop a network of friends and advisors with an interest in Spanish language and cultures that they can draw on throughout their entire university career.
  • Become more proficient in the Spanish language by taking a level-appropriate Spanish course and taking advantage of the programming and support services provided within the living learning community.

Requirements to live in this community:

  • Student in this community are committed to enrolling in a Spanish course for the fall or spring semester at any level. Spanish courses fulfill LEP requirements at any TIER level.
  • Students must meet the housing requirements to live in Neff Hall

How to Apply:

  • New students please indicate this on your Next Steps Application if you are interested in living in La Casa for the upcoming academic year.
  • Returning students please indicate on your housing application.
  • By selecting this option, The Office of Residence Life will assign you to a room in Neff Hall in La Casa Community. You may match with any roommate and they will be assigned to Neff Hall with you. It will not be necessary to participate in room selection.