Community Options

Colorado State University offers a variety of options for students.  All Learning Communities have a strong focus on academics, whether accomplished through the connection to an Academic College or Department or co-enrolling in academic courses together.  We encourage you to take time to look through all of the options and determine the one that is the best match for you.  Most of the Learning Communities have individual websites where you can explore and learn more about each community.

Which Community is Right for You?

First-Year Students

Align
First Year
Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience undergraduate students come together to cultivate an inclusive community of scientists committed to improving the health of animals, people, and the planet.
Amplify
First Year
Located in Pinon Hall, Laurel Village, students with College of Natural Sciences majors live, learn, and grow together in Amplify. Through our residential and academic experiences, our students come together in a community that amplifies their individual voices.
ACE
First Year
The Arts and Creative Expression Residential Learning Community (ACE) is a program in Parmelee Hall that provides students in the visual and performing arts a collaborative environment in which to grow creatively.
Engineering Residential Learning Community
First Year
Located in Academic Village, residents of this community can take advantage of design studios, collaborative work rooms, an electronic classroom, peer mentoring, and nightly tutoring.
Equity & Leadership in Natural Resources
First Year
Part of the Warner College of Natural Resources’ learning communities, students learn in a NR 192 seminar focused on diverse perspectives in natural resources, environmental justice, and leadership to support and promote equity in natural resources.
Health & Exercise Sciene
First Year
In the Health & Exercise Science (HES) Residential Learning Community, you will live with other students who are taking the same courses, have similar career goals, and with students that are often vested in living active and healthy lifestyles.
University Honors Program
First Year
The Honors Residential Learning Community (HRLC) offers incoming Honors students an opportunity to connect with the Honors program and live with students who share their interests.
Key Communities
First Year
Continuing Students
The Key Communities are learning communities for first year, second year, and continuing students designed to honor the identities and strengths of each student to foster student’s transition to and through the University.
Living Substance Free Community
First Year
Continuing Students
The Living Substance Free Community in Corbett Hall is a community for students who are committed to a lifestyle free from alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
Outdoor Leadership
First Year
Part of the Warner College of Natural Resources’ learning communities, students learn in a NR 192 seminar focused on philosophy and history of natural resources as well as case study exploration in outdoor leadership practices.
Sustainability Leadership
First Year
Part of the Warner College of Natural Resources’ learning communities, students learn in a NR 192 seminar focused on sustainability philosophy and practice connected to natural resources as well as the environment, economics, and social equity.

Continuing Students

If you are interested in being a part of a learning community beyond your first year, check out the following:

Key Communities
First Year
Continuing Students
The Key Communities are learning communities for first year, second year, and continuing students designed to honor the identities and strengths of each student to foster student’s transition to and through the University.
Living Substance Free Community
First Year
Continuing Students
The Living Substance Free Community in Corbett Hall is a community for students who are committed to a lifestyle free from alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.
Year 2 @ CSU
Continuing Students
The 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.

Transfer Students

If you are a transfer student interested in any of the communities listed above, contact the specific community to determine if it is a good fit for you. Many of the communities can accommodate transfer students. You can also find out more information about Transfer Programs at CSU here. Additionally, we have the following learning communities that are specifically for transfer students:

Transfer Programs @ CSU
Transfer Students
The Transfer Residential Communities are located in Allison Hall, Laurel Village-Alpine, and Summit Hall. The Communities consist of transfer students with an interest in learning more about the resources at CSU and making connections with other transfer students.
Wolves 2 Rams
Transfer Students
The Wolves to Rams Learning Community is a non-residential program that provides resources to students in STEM transferring from Front Range Community College, and other community colleges within the Colorado Community College System, to Colorado State University.