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Think of Residential Learning Communities as an inside connection to friendships, fun and the kind of support that can help you be a successful student.

This unique housing opportunity creates an environment for students to succeed academically while developing strong friendships. Students interact with and learn from faculty members in the classroom and within the local community while also building lasting connections with their academic and residential peers.

What are the benefits?

Each community has its own group-defined goals and events. However, all communities include:

  • rich, meaningful connections to the classroom
  • unique opportunities for students to learn and grow through a variety of activities and events, including peer study groups
  • support from staff members dedicated to cultivating successful student leaders
  • valuable relationships with faculty members, peer instructors and upperclassmen student mentors who are ready to guide and support you
  • ability to explore your major or interests on a deeper level
  • and a welcoming, tight-knit community that extends to life throughout campus and beyond.

What is the cost?

  • There is no additional cost to participate.
  • Students pay the same housing rate as other students in their building.

First-year Residential Learning Communities

Education

Are you interested in becoming a teacher? If so, this is the RLC for you! Learn with fellow education majors what it takes to become a teacher or a leader in the education field. This community will allow you to interact with faculty and participate in activities related to your major.

Requirement: Must be an education major.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

To learn more, visit the education RLC page.

Generation Jacks

This community is a part of the Generation Jacks Program and designed to provide additional support to first generation students entering their first year of college. Students who participate in this RLC will interact with fellow first generation students and faculty while participating in programs geared towards academic success, service, and community.

Requirement: Students in the RLC must be a part of the Generation Jacks Program. Please contact GenJacks@sfasu.edu for information regarding Generation Jacks and becoming a part of the program.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

Natural Resource Management

This community provides learning opportunities and service activities that complement a major in forestry, environmental science or spatial science.

Requirement: Students interested in this RLC must be a Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Science or Spatial Science major in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. Please contact John Kidd at kiddjb@sfasu.edu for more information about this RLC.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

Pre-Health

Are you interested in a pre-health profession? Join a community of other students who are interested in learning what it takes to go into a pre-health profession. This RLC will give you the opportunity to network with faculty and current health professionals, learn what it takes to continue in the Pre-Health Professions program, preview the professional/graduate school application process and participate in service and volunteer options!

Requirement: Contact SFAPHP@sfasu.edu for application information.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

Pre-Nursing

The Pre-Nursing RLC will emphasize preparing first-year students for admittance into the Richard and Lucille Dewitt School of Nursing at SFA. Students will be introduced to potential careers in nursing through peer interaction with current nursing students and faculty/staff interaction.

Requirement: Students interested in this RLC must be a nursing major.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

If you’re interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this community will provide a supportive environment. You’ll pick up valuable study tips, be exposed to collaborative efforts of various STEM areas and gain an understanding of STEM-related fields with your fellow residents.

Requirement: Students interested in this RLC must be majoring in a STEM-related field, preferably in the College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Participants live in Lumberjack Lodge.

Upperclassmen Residential Learning Communities

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

If you’re interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this community will provide a supportive environment. You’ll pick up valuable study tips, be exposed to collaborative efforts of various STEM areas and gain an understanding of STEM-related fields with your fellow residents.

Requirement: Students interested in this RLC must be majoring in a STEM-related field, preferably in the College of Sciences and Mathematics and must maintain a 3.0 GPA. 

Participants live in Lumberjack Lodge.

Mixed Residential Learning Communities

Honors

If you’ve decided to delve into SFA’s School of Honors curriculum, this community will provide an academically enhanced learning environment. In this RLC, you will share learning and social activities with other members of the School of Honors.

Requirement: Residents must be preapproved by SFA’s School of Honors. Please visit the School of Honors web page for details.

First-year participants live in either Lumberjack Landing or Wisely Hall; Upper class participants live in Wisely Hall.

How do I apply?

To gain admission to an RLC, you will need to complete an RLC program application (in addition to the general SFA housing application) and be admitted into the RLC program. Contact your academic department for more information.

Application process information for transfer students is available on the Transfer Experience RLC page.

If you are admitted to an RLC, you will automatically be assigned to that community. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, or the RLC has reached capacity, the preferences listed in your general housing application will determine your housing assignment. 

If at any point you wish to withdraw an application, or for questions regarding the general housing application, meal plans, payment information, etc., contact us at reslife@sfasu.edu or 936.468.2601. We would be happy to help!

Learn more about applying for housing.

Frequently asked questions

Is there an extra charge to participate in an RLC?

No. You can participate in an RLC, and it’s included in your room rate.

If I join an RLC, can I still pick my roommate?

Yes, but you will need to pick from within the same RLC.

Where are the RLCs located?

RLCs are located in a specific wing within the other residence halls.

Additional Questions?

For more information about our RLCs, email rlc@sfasu.edu.

Contact

Residence Life Department
936.468.2601
Fax: 936.468.2074
reslife@sfasu.edu
Staff Directory

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday

Physical Address:
Austin Building
Room 131

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 13054, SFA Station 
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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