The College of Natural Sciences Learning Community is a residential learning community for first year undergraduate students with majors in the College of Natural Sciences, including Applied Computing Technology, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Math, Natural Sciences, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, and Zoology. All members of the CNSLC live together in two of CSU’s newest residence halls, Alpine and Piñon.
For more information about the community and access to the application, click here.
Global Village (GV) is an inclusive, intercultural learning community that brings together international and domestic students in order to:
• Support a successful transition into university life academically, socially and culturally; and
• Foster exploration and appreciation of each other’s cultures
You’ll have the unique opportunity to live with and get to know students from around the world. Our community is one where who you are is important—wherever you may be from—and where we value learning about each other, our cultures, and our stories. You will be supported by GV Mentors and a Community Coordinator as you transition into life at CSU and will have the chance to participate in numerous activities designed to develop your academic success, create cultural connection and understanding, and build leadership skills in a diverse world. Global Village is the place to form long-lasting friendships, discover new cultures, and understand what it means to be a part of a global community, now and in the future.
More information on community requirements and how to apply can be found here.
Brenna Turer, Global Village Coordinator
The Key Communities are highly diverse first and second year learning communities designed to assist students with their transition to and through the university. Based on active and experiential learning through interdisciplinary classes, service-learning, academic and career exploration, undergraduate research and leadership development, Key aims to increase retention and academic performance of participants, encourage campus and community involvement, and promote diversity awareness. Students who choose to apply, are accepted, and participate in Key will co-enroll in two to three classes with other Key students, live together in a designated Residence Hall, be paired with an academic and social peer mentor, and have many opportunities to make connections to the larger CSU campus.
Please visit the Key Communities website for additional information, and to complete an application.
1415 Meridian Ave
Canvas Stadium East
Phone: (970) 491-7095
Fax: (970) 491-2134
Who can apply?
Students in the Warner College of Natural Resources
Information about the Outdoor Leadership (OL) Community
Warner Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) support students’ leadership development in natural resources, sustainability, and outdoor leadership. Outdoor Leadership (OL) students live and learn together; network with natural resources faculty, graduate students, student leaders, and community members; and gain professional development in natural resources and outdoor leadership. NR 192 seminar course topics focus on outdoor leadership principles and case study exploration in outdoor leadership practices. Service-learning activities focus on ecological and natural resource restoration for public access to recreation and natural areas. Students have linked course opportunities with CO 150 in special sections focused on natural resource food, energy, and water issues.
All Warner RLC students participate in professional development experiences to expand their knowledge and skills and take part in service-learning and career exploration in their chosen fields of study. At the start of the fall semester, RLC students take part in a common reading, having early move-in privileges, and participate in programming at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Later in fall, they also take part in a weekend leadership development retreat. Spring programming includes participation in the Banff Mountain Film Festival at CSU.
More information on community requirements and how to apply can be found on the Warner Residential Learning Communities site.
Dr. Kaye Holman
WCNR Learning Communities Director
Who can apply?
Students in the Warner College of Natural Resources
Information about the Natural Resources & Sustainability (NRS) Community
Warner Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) support students’ leadership development in natural resources, sustainability, and outdoor leadership. Natural Resources & Sustainability (NRS) students live and learn together; network with natural resources faculty, graduate students, student leaders, and community members; and gain professional development in natural resources and sustainability leadership. NR 192 Seminar course topics focus on sustainability principles connected to the environment, economics, and social equity. Service-learning activities focus on sustainable communities and community engagement. Students have linked course opportunities with CO 150 in special sections focused on natural resource food, energy, and water issues.
Dr. Kaye Holman
WCNR Learning Communities Director
The Honors Residential Learning Community is housed in Academic Village (Honors and Aspen) and Edwards. First year students develop a sense of community by residing with high achieving students who share similar academic interests and goals. Honors staff are located in the Academic Village and are available for Advising and assistance. Most seminar instructors have offices in the Academic Village as well.
First Year Honor students are eligible to live in the Honors Residential Learning Community.
University Honors Program
Academic Village, Room B102
800 West Pitkin Street
Fort Collins, CO 80523
This residential community in Academic Village-Engineering Hall, Edwards Hall and Aspen Hall offers Engineering students an academically supportive and fun environment. Residents can take advantage of design studios, collaborative work rooms, and an electronic classroom. Residents can also take advantage of nightly tutoring (Sunday-Thursday), general advising support in the form of weekly advising drop-in hours in Academic Village-Engineering Hall, a live in “Faculty-in-Residence” and live-in Graduate Academic Coaches (GACs), as well as several Engineering Peer Mentors who are returning students living in the hall to support the students with their personal and professional development.
For more information, please visit https://www.engr.colostate.edu/current-students.
This learning community is primarily intended to serve Engineering majors.
There are three options available:
* The Engineering Residential Learning Community, for any student in the College of Engineering
* Women in Engineering – for students in the College of Engineering who identify as female on their housing application and would like to live in a hall with other women in the College of Engineering.
* Undeclared Exploring Engineering – limited space for Undeclared students
Fill out the application
Housing prices vary between residence halls. For specific housing cost information, please visit the Housing and Dining Services website at: https://housing.colostate.edu/
During the housing application process, you will be directed to fill out the application. It’s the same application linked above. You only need to fill it out once.
Campus Connections Learning Community
(Formerly Campus Corps)
THERE IS MORE TO CAMPUS CONNECTIONS THAN SERVING AS A MENTOR…
JOIN THE CAMPUS CONNECTIONS LEARNING COMMUNITY!
Campus Connections: Therapeutic Mentoring for At Risk Youth engages CSU students with at-risk youth through a 3 credit service-learning course. The Campus Connections Learning Community (CCLC) provides ongoing opportunities for CSU students to stay involved with Campus Connections throughout their CSU career.
To join the CCLC, students first enroll in a 3 credit course called Campus Connections (HDFS 470). Go to the “How to Become a Mentor” page to find out how to apply to serve as a mentor and register for the 3 credit HDFS470 course. This course is open to all majors (over 95 different majors are represented in this course to date). In this unique service learning course, students mentor at-risk youth in a weekly structured group mentoring program on campus.
Students sign up for 1-8 credits in other areas related to Campus Connections (contact Jen Krafchick for more info). Participation in the CCLC allows students to gain experience working with at-risk youth, develop relationships with other CCLC students and faculty, develop leadership skills, build their resume and professionalism, and help to improve the lives of local youth. Additionally, our research shows that students who participate in Campus Connections are more likely to stay at CSU and complete graduate from college than similar students who don’t get involved in Campus Connections.
Here is what CSU students say about CCLC.
In order to be in the CCLC each semester you must sign up for at least one Campus Connections related credit. See details below about the different roles members of the CCLC play in Campus Connections.
In addition to the curricular part of Campus Connections (academic credits), we also get together for co-curriculum activities such as volunteering in the community or on campus together, attending a campus event together, social events such as dinners, etc.
Campus Connections is open to all CSU students including first year students, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students in Fall, Spring, and/or Summer semesters. It is open to all majors and to students who are undeclared. Students must be attending Colorado State University to take part in Campus Connections.
If you are involved in any Campus Connections opportunity for 1-8 credits, you will be invited to join the CCLC and stay involved in Campus Cpnnections as little or as much as you like. You will fill out a short application that we will provide to you.
*Please note: All students interested in serving as an HDFS Intern must (1) be an HDFS major; and (2) must successfully complete the HDFS internship placement process and be offered an internship with Campus Connections. For more information about the local internship placement process and options at Campus Connections, please visit: http://hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/students/undergraduate/practicum.aspx
For more information about the Campus Connections Learning Community, please contact:
The Leadership Development Community (LDC) is designed to engage young leaders in an environment that provides opportunities and meaningful exchanges with mentors and peers while taking the first steps towards completing the requirements for the Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies Minor. In partnership with the President’s Leadership Program (PLP) through the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) Office, students will have the opportunity to explore identity, personality styles, and leadership through the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.
PLP strives to develop active, informed citizen leaders who practice ethical, inclusive leadership and embody positive humanitarian characteristics such as optimism, service to others, passion, mindfulness, and fairness. Students in the program will have the opportunity to build collaborative and meaningful relationships with peers and faculty members. In addition to attending a class together, students will practice leadership through hall, campus, and community programs.
To participate in the Leadership Development Community, students must apply, get into, and fulfill the requirements of the President’s Leadership Program: A Call to Lead course (a full academic year commitment), attend hall meetings, be an active participant in the community’s engagement efforts, and live in Durward Hall.
Any student admitted to CSU and planning to live in the residence halls. Application and acceptance into the President’s Leadership Program is also required for participation in the LDC.
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The Arts and Creative Expression Residential Learning Community (or ACE) is a program in Parmelee Hall that provides students in the visual and performing arts a collaborative environment in which to grow creatively. Students will learn to become strong advocates of the arts and will have opportunities to participate in service learning programs and outings such as gallery walks, museum visits, and live performances both on and off campus.
The ACE Program is open to first year students who are majoring in Art, Music, Dance, and Theatre. Pre-music majors do not qualify. To apply for ACE, simply select ACE on your housing application. There is no separate application or approval process.
For more information about the community and instructions on how to apply, click here.
The Mentored Research and Artistry Program is an interdisciplinary, non-residential learning community designed to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in high impact, real world research or other creative works.
Any current undergraduate student in good academic standing with Colorado State University.
Please contact Dr. Mark Brown at M.Brown@colostate.edu for questions or more information on applying to participate in the Mentored Research and Artistry Program.
The Living Substance Free Community in Westfall and Summit Halls is a community for students who are committed to a lifestyle free from alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. A wide variety of social events and programs are offered to first year and returning students. This program is co-sponsored by Residence Life and the CSU Health Network. Please follow the link below to learn about the Community Agreement and participation in the community. For more information about the CSU Health Network: http://health.colostate.edu/services/health-education-prevention-services/
You should also indicate this choice on your Housing Application.
Click here for Living Substance Free application and agreement you will also need to sign.
The Year 2 @ CSU: Residential Community is a co-sponsored community between Orientation and Transition Programs and Residence Life and housed in the Laurel Village. The overall purpose of the Year 2 @ CSU: Residential Community is to create a themed living community geared towards the educational goals of second-year students living in the residence halls. Specifically, the community focuses on outreach and learning connected to the following areas: career and major exploration, global citizenship and service, academic engagement and outdoor adventure. Students living on the floor connect with each other through academic workshops, a fall outdoor mountain retreat, spring service project and a variety of other floor outings. This themed community will ask residents to sign a learning agreement and no class is required to participate in this community. Any current first-year student is welcomed to apply to live in this community for their second year at CSU. More information about Year 2 @ CSU can be found at: http://www.otp.colostate.edu/year2.