Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLC) at SF State play a pivotal role in the residential student experience.  These communities will connect you with faculty members and staff who host specific, topic-focused programming, and build a deeper connection with your peers.

REQUIREMENTS:

To be a part of an LLC, fill out an LLC Application when you apply for housing.

First year LLCs | A common class is required during the fall semester. *Please Note: Some LLC’s require a common class in the spring semester as well.
Returning Student LLCs | A common class is not required, but mentorship and programming participation will be required.

AVAILABLE LLCs:

Housed in Mary Park Hall | First-year & Returning Students

The Afrocentric LLC is centered on common interests in the cultural, social, and political realities and liberation of people of African descent. This community provides students with an environment where they can build relationships and safely explore, celebrate, and think critically about key issues related to excellence, cultural awareness, and social responsibility.

*First-year students are required to enroll in AFRS 101 course in the fall semester and AFRS 200 course in the spring semester.
*Returning students are required to participate in a mentorship program where they are connected to 1-2 students who are a part of the First-Year Afrocentric LLC.

Housed in Mary Park Hall | First-year Students

The Asian American & Pacific Islander (ASPIRE) LLC partners with Asian American Studies (AAS) and Student Affairs Enrollment Management (SAEM) to promote academic success, retention, and graduation of high-need Asian American and Pacific Islander students. ASPIRE provides academic, community, and personal engagement programs that focus on navigating SFSU, health and wellness, and future goals.

*Students are required to enroll in AAS 110 course in the fall semester.

Housed in Mary Park Hall | First-year Students

The Hip Hop Culture LLC is designed to unite and inspire the voices of a new generation of leaders with Hip Hop legends like Kendrick Lamar, Queen Latifah, Arrested Development, Missy Elliot, and Public Enemy. Living in this community allows students with similar interests to build meaningful relationships, create lifelong friendships, and engage in ongoing conversations that are mindful of issues impacting today’s youth. The Hip Hop LLC is associated with the Department of Africana Studies.

*Students are required to enroll in AFRS 256 course in the fall semester.

Housed in Mary Park Hall | First-year Students

The Latinx LLC aims to celebrate the different communities and identities of Latinx students. This community provides educational opportunities for students to engage in dialogue regarding their interest and understanding of the history and origins of Latinx communities.

*Students are required to enroll in LLC will enroll in LTNS 230 course in the fall semester.

Housed in Towers at Centennial Square | First-year & Returning Students

The Rainbow LLC focuses on gender, sexuality, and the intersectionality of identities within the LGBTQ+ community. This community offers students the opportunity to live in a supportive space and to explore the issues that face LGBTQ+ identified individuals in our society. Through active involvement in educational programming and community mobilization, the community strives to provide an environment where residents feel supported and empowered.

*First-year students are required to enroll in a common class, which will be identified prior to the fall semester.
*Returning students are required to participate in a mentorship program where they are connected to 1-2 students who are a part of the First-Year Rainbow LLC.

SPECIAL INTEREST HOUSING:

Special Interest Housing is an opportunity for undergraduate students who share a common interest to live, learn, and grow together. There are signature residential learning experiences based on academics and thematic interests that help establish one-on-one relationships between faculty, staff, and students through interest based programming and support.

REQUIREMENTS:

There are no requirements to be a part of a special interest housing program. To participate, select your program preference when you apply for housing.

AVAILABLE SPECIAL INTEREST HOUSING PROGRAMS:

Housed in the Village at Centennial Square | First-year Students

Global Village is a themed community for domestic and international students. Its purpose is to foster an environment for students who are interested in expanding their knowledge of themselves through others and the world around them.

Housed in the Towers Junior Suites | First-year Students

The community is specifically designed for first-time freshman students of the College of Science and Engineering and is focused on preparing students for careers in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering.

Housed in the Village at Centennial Square | First-year Students

The Wellness community allows residents to explore, expand, and put their knowledge to experience in health-related fields.

Housed in the Towers Junior Suites | First-year Students

The Women in Science & Technology Theme community is specifically designed to prepare first-time female freshman students of the College of Science and Engineering for careers in the areas of science, mathematics, and engineering.  This community focuses on the female identity and the unique challenges females face while pursuing a degree in science and technology.

Housed in University Park South | Upperclass Students

The Transfer Student community allows students who are new to SF State an opportunity to live with other transfer students, learn to navigate campus life, and attend programs or events tailored to the needs of transfer students.