Residential Life Students eating in Garvey

Health & Human Services Community


Potential Benefits of Living in the Health and Human Services LLC

  • Develop a network of personal and professional connections in the field of HHS
  • Higher FY student grades than FY students outside the living learning community
  • Admit rates to degree programs (if applicable) higher than those outside the living learning community
  • Meet people who have a common academic and career goal
  • Be a member of a residential setting that is positive and supportive place to learn

Learning Outcomes

  • Residents will develop healthy and effective study habits
  • Residents will develop social connections with other students engaged in the HHS curriculum.
  • Residents will develop connections with HHS professionals.
  • Residents will set personal academic and career goals, and develop a plan to achieve these goals.
  • Residents will reach a GPA goal that will be set by themselves.  To be a competitive candidate to some (nursing, Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Medical Laboratory Science) HHS degree programs a student needs to achieve a 3.4 GPA or higher.
  • Residents will be familiar with and strive towards the admission standards for all HHS degree programs.  Pre-Nursing students need to achieve a grade C or higher in every pre-requisite Nursing course to be eligible to apply for admission to the Nursing degree program.

Concepts for the Community

Common Courses

Residents who live in the HHS Living Learning Community will enroll in several common courses:  Two classes in the fall semester, and one class in the spring semester.  Enrolling in common courses allows for greater collaborative learning among residents. The common courses are:   Racial Issues (Fall), Introduction to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing (Fall), and Principles of Sociology (Spring).

Networking and Career Exploration

Residents living in the HHS Living Learning Community will participate in three opportunities to network with a professional in the HHS field.  These opportunities will be offered in one of two ways:  HHS Workshops or through discussions hosted by HHS-related student organizations.  All residents living in the HHS Living Learning Community are required to join a HHS-related student organization.

HHS Workshops—Two or three HHS workshops will be offered each semester.  HHS faculty and staff, and local HHS professionals and recent graduates will be invited to the residential community to discuss topics relevant to the field.

Workshop topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Degree program admission requirements
  • Day-in-the-life of a new HHS professional
  • Alternative Healthcare Professions
  • Academic Success Skills
  • Goal and Outcome setting
  • Career Success Path-internships, externships, job-shadows, etc.

Requirements to Live in this Community:

Students must major in one of the following Health and Human Services areas of study to live in the community.

  • Athletic Training
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Community Psychology
  • Health/Physical Education
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nursing
  • Physical Education
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Recreation and Sports Management
  • Social Work

Students must place into Introduction to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing (English 191) at SCSU to be part of this community. Students can meet the requirement by having earned:

  • 21 or above on the Reading subtest of the ACT OR
  • 18 or above on the English subtest of the ACT OR
  • 78 or above on the Accuplacer for Reading Comprehension


You can learn more about the school of Health and Human Services majors at


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