California State University, San Bernardino aspires to be a model for transforming lives and ensuring student learning and success. CSUSB is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California, reflecting the dynamic diversity of the region and having the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Using this as a foundation, the Department of Housing and Residential Education offers Living Learning Communities (LLCs) through partnerships with University faculty and staff to provide direct connections to students and linking their curricular with co-curricular experiences to create opportunities to integrate classroom learning and student success.
Benefits of Living in an LLC
- LLCs support the personal development and academic success of our residents.
- Each LLC is unique, offering students the chance to live with others who share similar interests and/or identities, as well as the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, peers, and campus departments.
- Residents create a community that embraces progressive conversations around personal and identity development, professional life skills, and self-reflection.
First Year Living Learning Communities
First Year Be Well Yotes
The First Year Be Well Yotes Living Learning Community provides an environment that emphasizes a holistic approach to wellness through several dimensions. This community engages first year residents to participate in activities that help them discover wellness resources offered at CSUSB, while promoting spiritual, environmental, social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and financial health. Residents will benefit from having access to campus resources and exclusive events.
First Year Black Residential Scholars
The Black Residential Scholars (BRS) First Year Living Learning Community is devoted to elevating the CSUSB experiences of Black students by providing first year residents with academic, social, and cultural resources. In collaboration with CSUSB Black student leadership organizations, First Year BRS aspires to be a community that supports new CSUSB Black students by welcoming them to CSUSB and opening avenues for mentorship, self-discovery, and empowerment as future leaders.
First Year Residential Honors Scholars
First Year Residential Honors Scholars (RHS) provides an experiential living learning community for students in the University Honors Program. First Year RHS residents take Honors classes together, and engage in events and opportunities specially tailored to the interests and needs of academically high-performing students. Residents of this community live together in Coyote Village, which is also home to the University Honors Program. Residents will benefit from increased access to faculty, staff, and like-minded peers who work collaboratively to help residents transition into their collegiate studies. Students in this LLC will be enrolled as a cohort in HON 1100 Writing Rhetorically for the fall semester and in HON 1000 Creating Knowledge for the spring semester. These courses satisfy the General Education (GE) requirements A2, Written Communication and E Foundation Seminar.
First Year LatinX Residential Scholars
The First Year LatinX Residential Scholars Living Learning Community is devoted to creating a supportive environment for first year LatinX residents and allies. Residents will have opportunities to find mentors, support, and involvement at CSUSB. LatinX Residential Scholars provides a supportive space for students to embrace and celebrate the many LatinX cultures, creating a close-knit multicultural community. Residents benefit from having access to additional activities and opportunities as well as faculty and staff members who have a strong interest in supporting and interacting with LatinX students.
Upstarters is geared toward students with an entrepreneurial mindset who want to bring innovative ideas to life! Live and learn with like-minded students from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for creating an entrepreneurial future and changing the world through social change. In collaboration with CSUSB’s Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship, this LLC is open to students of all majors who want to immerse themselves in the world of startups as a founder or team member while earning their degree. Students in this LLC will be enrolled as a cohort in ADMN 1001 – Leadership for Global Challenges: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Mindset for the fall semester. This course is a Freshman Foundation Seminar, which satisfies General Education (GE) Category E for all students.
Women in Science and Engineering
The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Living Learning Community provides first year women in science, technology, computer engineering or math with the opportunity to live in a supportive residential community. Students living in this community will engage in networking opportunities and events that help women develop a support system of STEM majors/minors. WISE residents will connect with campus resources, faculty, and staff to assist and empower women during their first year transitioning to college and pursuing a STEM major/minor.
Continuing & Transfer Student Living Learning Communities
Be Well Yotes
The Be Well Yotes Living Learning Community provides an environment that emphasizes a holistic approach to wellness through several dimensions. This community engages continuing students to participate in activities that promote spiritual, environmental, social, physical, emotional, intellectual, and financial health in which they can explore and develop alongside their peers with the assistance of campus partners. Residents will benefit from having access to on-campus resources as well as exclusive events.
Black Residential Scholars
The Black Residential Scholars (BRS) Living Learning Community is devoted to elevating the CSUSB experiences of Black students by providing residents beyond their first year with academic, social and cultural resources. BRS strives to create opportunities for residents to continue their development as Black student leaders. Continuing students will serve as mentors to the First Year BRS community (in Coyote Village) and will positively impact the CSUSB Black/African American student experience.
LatinX Residential Scholars
The LatinX Residential Scholars Living Learning Community is devoted to creating a supportive environment for LatinX residents and allies beyond their first year. Residents will have opportunities to mentor students in the First Year LatinX community while also further developing their own involvement at CSUSB. LatinX Residential Scholars provides a supportive space for students to embrace and celebrate the many LatinX cultures, creating a close-knit multicultural community. Residents benefit from having access to additional activities and faculty and staff members who have a strong interest in supporting LatinX students at CSUSB.
Residential Honors Scholars
Residential Honors Scholars (RHS) provides an experiential living learning community for students beyond their first year in the University Honors Program. RHS offers residents a community where they can focus on growing as a CSUSB student, while preparing for their next academic and/or professional journey. Residents of this community will have access to additional activities and opportunities, as well as faculty and staff members who have a strong interest in supporting students in their research and professional development. RHS members help contribute to the community of the First Year RHS and serve as informal mentors for its residents.
Transfer Living Learning Community
The Transfer Living Learning Community is a residential community that brings together transfer students and gives these residents the opportunities to connect and grow with other transfer students. Participants will benefit from exposure to a wide range of campus resources, connections with faculty and staff, workshops, and a built-in peer network.