Department of Residential Life

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are the perfect way for you to meet new friends and form a sense of community with people who have similar needs and interests! By living in a LLC, you'll have opportunities to try new things, connect with mentors and campus resources, and make the most of your residential and academic experience here at St. Cloud State University.

Why would I participate? Research shows students who participate in LLCs are more likely to:

  • Stay in college
  • Earn a higher GPA
  • Complete more credits
  • Feel more connected to campus

Each community is different — some have shared courses and enjoy close connections with academic departments and faculty, while others are based more on the needs and interests of students. These communities enjoy close partnership with student organizations and participate and plan activities related to their needs and interests.

Living Learning Communities

Students housed in Living Learning Communities enjoy unique access to courses, academic resources and professional development opportunities.

Future Education Professionals

The Future Education Professionals community is designed for any student who is planning a Future Education Professoinals LLCcareer in the field of education. 

In addition to sharing class experiences and a residential community, students will have opportunities to participate in career development activities, engage with School of Education faculty and upper-class students and join student organizations for future educators. 

This community is located in Sherburne Hall

Pre-Nursing

Pre-Nursing Living Learning CommunityFor first-year students, this living learning community in Shoemaker Hall offers common coursework required for Pre-Nursing students. It offers a combination of social and academic components to help students transition to college life, both inside and outside the classroom.

Students will:

  • Engage with nursing faculty, current students and the Pre-Nursing advisor.
  • Attend floor events focused on academic success.
  • Interact with local healthcare practitioners and tour the St. Cloud Hospital.
  • Volunteer at healthcare facilities and the American Red Cross Blood Drive.
  • Participate in the Nursing Club.

Visit the Nursing Club Facebook page.

Living Communities

Students housed in Living Communities share common interests, but are free to pursue their academic and career goals.

Global

Global Living CommunityHoused in Lawrence Hall, the Global Living Community offers opportunities for learning and personal growth through cultural exchange.

This is an ideal setting for American students and international students interested in improving language skills and expanding cultural competencies.

Honors

Honors Living Learning CommunityStudents in the University Honors program are strongly encouraged to live in the Honors Living Community on a co-ed floor in Case-Hill Hall. The community complements your academic work and offers social opportunities.

Benefits include:

  • A quiet study environment
  • Community Advisor who is an Honors student

Lean more on the Honors Facebook page.

Pride

Pride Living CommunityThis all-gendered housing option in Sherburne Hall allows same-gender roommates, opposite-gender roommates and other gender-identity roommates. 

The Pride Living Community is an affirming experience for residents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, gender-queer, gender-variant and questioning. Allies are also welcome.

The community is a joint effort of Residential Life and LGBT Resource Center

To apply, complete the Pride addendum to the Housing Agreement. 

Recovery

Recovery Living Community
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Collegiate Recovery Community

The award-winning Recovery Community at Coborn Plaza Apartments supports St. Cloud State and St. Cloud Technical & Community College students who've struggled with substance abuse and are committed to sobriety.

Use these PDF forms to apply:

Recovery Community partners with Counseling and Psychological Services. Our efforts depend upon contributions from donors such as the Stacie Mathewson Foundation and the CentraCare Health Foundation. To donate visit: http://stcloudstate.edu/foundation/waystogive/.

Recovery community is not a treatment program. It does not provide residential or outpatient treatment services. It does not work with government programs such as drug court, probation and parole. It is not a halfway house.  It does not provide medication-assisted recovery. 

STARS

Students Taking Action in Recovery and Service (STARS) is a student organization that promotes service to the community and drug-free/alcohol-free fun.

STARS is open to any student. Members meet every two weeks. For more information, e-mail recoverycommunityga@stcloudstate.edu.

Transfer & Non-Traditional Students

Transfer and Non-Trad. Living CommunityThis living community provides opportunities for transfer and non-traditional students to build university connections with students who are also transitioning into a new living and learning environment. Students will live on the same floor as other transfer and non-traditional students and will participate in events designed to help students acclimate to a new learning environment and make social connections.

Benefits include:

• Get to know other transfer and non-traditional students
• Participate in programs and activities for transfer and non-traditional students
• Develop academic and professional habits

Veterans

Veterans Living CommunityA partnership with the Veterans Resource Center, the Veterans Living Community is for military-connected students. Living together helps vets collaborate for success. 

Members are encouraged to join the Student Veterans Organization (SVO). Visit the SVO Facebook page.

The community is housed in Coborn Plaza Apartments. View our brochure (PDF).