Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at KSU establish a greater connection and engagement in the on-campus housing experience and connect to the academic mission. Programs for these communities are specifically designed to create an in-depth experience for students, that engages them in the greater campus community and connects to the classroom.
Academy for Inclusive Learning – Kennesaw Campus
Location: University Village Suites
Contact: Sarah Wyatt, Academic and Social Advisor
Requires approval from the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth (WellStar College of Health and Human Services) to reside in the community.
The Academy for Inclusive Learning is a 2-year college experience allowing students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, who do not meet the university requirements for admission, to learn beside degree seeking students, and live in the residence halls at the same time. You can find more about the program here.
Advanced Major Program – Kennesaw Campus (Coming fall 2019)
Location: University Village Suites 4000 – Terrace Level
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Louten, Advanced Majors Program Director
Requires participation in the College of Science and Mathematics Advanced Majors Program to reside in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to the director for approval.
Do you excel in science or math? The Advanced Majors Program (AMP) gives motivated science and math students the opportunity to enhance their educational experience within the College of Science and Mathematics. The AMP Living-Learning Community provides 1st-year students with a housing and social environment that connects them with other AMP students and faculty. Participating students live, learn, and study together while taking part in special activities and events that prepare them for their future goals as scientists, doctors, and mathematicians.
Architecture – Marietta Campus
Location: Hornet Village 200 - 2nd Floor
The architecture community is designed as an opportunity for students enrolled in the architecture program to live, learn, and work together through their first-year experience. First-year student architecture majors are provided a supportive environment in which to engage other architecture students and build relationships, promoting their success in the architecture program at Kennesaw State.
Arts – Kennesaw Campus
Location: University Village 1000 Building - 2nd floor.
Contact: Christine Collins, Advising and retention for COTA Students (ARCS)
Requires approval from the College of the Arts to reside in the community.
Are you planning to major in art, art education, art history, dance, music, music education, or theatre? Do you want to live with other students who share similar goals, passions, and interests? If so, the Arts Living-Learning Community is for you! Located conveniently close to the Arts District on the Kennesaw Campus, the Arts Living-Learning Community is designed to nourish and inspire a diverse group of artists and scholars from all of the visual and performing arts disciplines. As a resident, you will interact on a daily basis with students across the College of the Arts, allowing for a creative interchange of ideas, experiences, and inquiry. In addition, you will have access to programming, performances and exhibitions both on and off campus to enrich your life as an artist/scholar. The Arts Living-Learning Community is an ideal place to make friends, spark your creativity, and actively engage in an artistic lifestyle.
Engineering – Marietta Campus
Location: Hornet Village Building 200 - 1st floor.
The Engineering Community offers first-year students enrolled in an engineering major a living environment that enhances their connection with the Engineering program at Kennesaw State University, in an engaged social setting. Students who choose the Engineering community have opportunities to connect with faculty and alumnae in the field of engineering, and proximity to peers for forming study groups.
Exploratory – Kennesaw Campus
Location: University Village Suites
Contact: Dr. Kate Schaab (email@example.com), Assitant Professor of Integrative Studies
Are you unsure what you would like to major in at KSU? The Exploratory Living-Learning Community will provide opportunities to explore your interests and set you up for your academic path. The LLC will provide a glimpse into the types of questions, ideas, and texts guiding difference fields/majors. Participating students will live and learn together while attending on-campus events hosted by various academic programs and connecting with faculty from various majors.
First Generation – Kennesaw Campus
Location: University Village Suites 3000 Building - 3rd Floor.
Contact: Danelle Dyckoff Stelzriede, Assistant Director, Learning Communities Program
The first-generation community is one of our newest communities, designed to specifically meet the needs of first-year, first-generation students. The program is developed to provide a supportive environment for these students to engage with the campus community and their peers while they learn how to navigate the college experience at Kennesaw State.
Gaming - Marietta Campus
Location: Hornet Village Building 100 - 1st floor.
Open to first-year and returning students, this community provides opportunities for those who share common interests in game design and gaming. Students will have a chance to interact with faculty and staff on campus. Our goal is to support our gaming students on campus by providing them opportunities to socialize, while also offering them off-campus trips to get them out of their room! Examples of what our Gaming community has done in the past: Attend SEIGE gaming conference, weekly gaming tournaments (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Pokemon, etc.), and Dave and Busters game night.
Honors - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus
Locations: Austin Residence Complex 200 (First-Year Students) and 400 (Upper-Class Students) in Kennesaw and Hornet Village 100 Building - Terrace Level in Marietta.
Contact: Kathryn Wilhite, Academic Program Specialist
Requires approval from the Honors College to reside in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to Kathryn Wilhite for approval.
When you decide to live in the Honors Living-Learning Community at Kennesaw State, you are choosing to live in a community of dedicated scholars, just like yourself. The Honors community is a collaborative effort between the Honors College and the Department of Housing and Residence Life. By residing in this living-learning environment, students are able to live with others who thrive on an academically rigorous curriculum. While living together, residents are able to share similar experiences and rely on each other for academic and personal support. Both first-year and upper-class students are able to live in the Honors community. In the Honors community, our residence halls are truly an extension of the classroom with a dedicated space to study and interact in the building.
Leadership - Kennesaw Campus
Location: University Village Suites 3000 Building - 4th Floor.
Contact: Karen Boettler, Assistant Director of Leadership Development ProgramsInterested in what it takes to be a leader? Want to have an opportunity to practice and develop leadership skills? The Leadership Living Learning Community is designed as an opportunity for first-year students to become connected with peers through the development of leadership skills and service to the community. A collaboration between the Center for Student Leadership, The Thrive Program, along with Housing and Residence Life, this community helps students to develop a sense of how they can contribute to their personal community while participating in service that connects to greater global issues of concern.
Outdoor Adventure - Marietta Campus
Location: Hornet Village Building 100 - 2nd Floor.
The students who participate in this community participate in an active lifestyle. Residents work alongside staff members to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group. Examples of what the adventure community did in the past: camping trip at Red Top Mountain, hiking around Lake Allatoona, indoor rock-climbing and tubing down the Chattahoochee! Even if you have never done any of these activities, if you are willing to try something new, this community is for you!
Sophomore Experience - Kennesaw Campus
Location: KSU Place G Building.
A new community, the sophomore experience is designed to specifically meet the needs of second-year students, particularly, those who could use some extra academic support. The program is developed as a support system to help students in their second year, develop skills in goal setting, utilizing resources, and personal exploration that will help them succeed during their second year at Kennesaw State.
Stonewall - Kennesaw Campus
Location: Contact community administrator below for location information.
Contact: Jessica Duvall, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs for Gender & Sexuality Programs
Requires approval from the LGBTQ Resource Center to reside in the community; please contact Jessica Duvall regarding the process to live in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to Jessica for approval.
The Stonewall community is a gender inclusive housing community specifically geared toward students of all sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and gender expressions who want to live in a community celebrating their various identities and foster understanding, learning, and community
The Outfit - Kennesaw Campus
Location: Contact community administrator below for location information.
Contact: Michael Polacek, Program Coordinator
Requires approval from the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery to reside in the community; please contact Michael Polaceck regarding the process to live in the community. Students must contact Michael to apply.
The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery's, Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), has established The Outfit, as a roommate matching service, for students who are in recovery and wish to join the CRC. To be considered for housing in The Outfit, students must apply, interview and be accepted to the CRC, have been in recovery for at least one year and sign the CRC housing commitment contract. Students applying to be a part of The Outfit should be committed to the principles of recovery, possess strong ethical responsibility and be dedicated to growing in their recovery and academics.
Thrive – Kennesaw Campus
Thrive- Kennesaw Campus
Location: University Village 6000 – 4th Floor
Contact: Shae Smith, Manager, Thrive Scholars Program
Requires membership in the Thrive Scholars Program (selected HOPE Scholars) to reside in the community. Students who indicate interest on their housing application will be forwarded to the Thrive manager for approval. Please visit uc.kennesaw.edu/thrive for more information.
Do you want to live with other HOPE scholars who share the same desire to thrive in college? The Thrive Scholars Program gives motivated HOPE scholars the opportunity to enhance their educational experience within a community of like-minded peers. The Thrive Living-Learning Community provides 1st-year students with a housing and social environment that connects them with other Thrive students and faculty. Participating students live, learn, and study together while registering for the same KSU 1101 course, as well as taking part in special activities that help them find purpose and their voice as they prepare for their future.
Special Interest Housing
Special Interest Housing (SIH) is available for student groups who require specific housing arrangements as part of their involvement with Kennesaw State University.
Athletics - Kennesaw Campus
In conjunction with the Department of Athletics, Housing and Residence Life offers priority housing options for athletes throughout Austin Residence Complex. The student athletes must be approved by Athletics in order to live in these designated spaces.
Engaged Residents with Global Origins (E.R.G.O.) - Kennesaw Campus
Location: Austin Residence Complex 1300 Building.
Requires approval from the Division of Global Affairs to reside in the community.
E.R.G.O. is a community in which students can live together and celebrate the differences in cultures and origins. International students as well as students looking to study abroad or wanting to have a unique experience through programming and engagement may want to live here and dive into a global living learning opportunity.
Graduate Students - Kennesaw Campus
In conjunction with Graduate Studies, Housing and Residence Life offers priority housing options for graduate students. These students must be approved by Graduate Studies.
Marching Band - Kennesaw Campus
In conjunction with the Department of Music, Housing and Residence Life offers early move-in for members of the KSU marching band. The students in marching band must be approved by the Department of Music.
Veterans - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus
Location: Austin Residence Complex 1400 Building and Courtyard.
Housing and Residence Life offers Veterans a place to live together and share in the experience together while have resources at their fingertips with a partnership with the Veteran’s Resource Center.
If you are interested in collaborting with Housing and Residence Life to create a community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.