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When you arrive on campus, you want to feel at home, connect quickly and succeed in your classes. Think of Living Learning Communities as an inside connection to friendships, fun and the kind of support that can help you be a successful student.

When you sign up for a Living Learning Community, we give you priority selection to live with other students who have signed up for the same experience, direct mentorship with faculty and staff, and an upperclass student mentor to support you while living and learning at SFA. Living Learning Communities consist of:

  • student groups residing in the same residential area
  • interacting academically and socially with each other and with faculty members
  • and sharing the same passion, interest or academic focus.

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.

Living Learning Communities are located in a specific wing within the other residence halls.

What are the benefits?

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

  • priority room selection
  • valuable relationships with faculty members, peer instructors and upperclass student mentors
  • 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
  • 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 Living Learning Communities

Education Studies

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

Participants live in Steen Hall.

To learn more, visit the Education Studies Living Learning Communities page.

Esports

Join students who also enjoy playing Esports! Did you know SFA has an Esports Club, too?

SFA esports offers so much more for students than mere competition. Behind the scenes, students run our marketing, media, operations, club teams and promotions, and they have the opportunity to become club coaches and team analysts.

All club players and coaches are SFA students, so not only do we give students the chance to learn teamwork and cooperation, but students also function as coaches by providing team leadership and management. This program gives our players a chance to represent their school as official players, earn scholarships and learn about the fast-growing esports industry.

Our signed student-athletes compete against the best collegiate players throughout the community.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

Fine Arts

Now accepting new residents!

Hall 16 will reopen for fall 2022 as the exclusive special-interest residence hall for:

1) students enrolled in the Micky Elliott College of Fine Arts

2) or any student expressly interested in studio art, theatre, dance or music, including members of the Lumberjack Marching Band.

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 Living Learning Community will interact with fellow first generation students and faculty while participating in programs geared towards academic success, service and community.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

To learn more, visit the GenJacks page.

Human Sciences

The purpose of the Human Sciences Living Learning Community is to enhance your experience as a Lumberjack while ensuring your academic and future success. As a member, you are displaying an interest in serving others while developing as a student and future professional.

Within our learning community, you will be enrolled in the Human Sciences SFAS 1101 course, live in a residential community, engage in mentoring with a peer and faculty member, and participate in service opportunities.

Requirements: Students interested in this Living Learning Community must enroll in the Human Sciences SFAS 1101 course during the upcoming fall semester.

Participants live in Lumberjack Village #2 and Steen Hall.

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 Living Learning Community, you'll share learning and social activities with other members of the School of Honors.

Requirement: Residents must be preapproved by SFA’s School of Honors. Visit the School of Honors web page for contact information.

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

Natural Resource Management

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

Participants live in Steen Hall.

Contact atcofa@sfasu.edu for more information about this Living Learning Community.

Pre-Nursing

The Pre-Nursing Living Learning Community 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.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

Rusche Business

The Rusche Business Living Learning Community integrates academic, social and career development opportunities to support you in making a smooth, successful transition to SFA. The program is designed to enhance academic performance and provide opportunities to improve your overall experience as a business major at SFA.

As a member of this community, you will be enrolled in the college’s SFAS 1101 course and live with your classmates.

Participants live in Steen Hall.

Upperclass Living 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 Living Learning Community, you'll share learning and social activities with other members of the School of Honors.

Requirement: Residents must be preapproved by SFA’s School of Honors. Visit the School of Honors web page for contact information.

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

How do I apply?

  1. On your housing application, select “Yes” when asked if you are interested in participating in a Living Learning Community and/or Honors housing. On the next page, you can select your Living Learning Community preferences.
  2. Check your SFA email account for any additional instructions or requirements for admission to the Living Learning Community of your interest.
  3. Complete all requirements for admission.

You will receive a decision letter through your SFA email. If approved, you will be notified of the Living Learning Community room selection date and time. You then will be able to select your room within the designated Living Learning Community.

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 a Living Learning Community?

No. You can participate in a Living Learning Community, and it’s included in your room rate.

If I join a Living Learning Community, can I still pick my roommate?

Yes, but you will need to pick from within the same Living Learning Community.

Additional Questions?

For more information about our Living Learning Communities, email reslife@sfasu.edu.

Contact

Residence Life
936.468.2601
Fax: 936.468.5818
reslife@sfasu.edu
Staff Directory

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

Physical Address:
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Room 1.301

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