Living Learning Communities at CSUSB
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 is creating several new Living Learning Communities (LLC) 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 materials and student success.
Benefits of Living in an LLC
- The Villages at CSUSB offers specialized communities know as Living Learning Communities, that 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 identities, interests, as well as the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, peers, and various campus departments.
- Students create a community that embraces progressive conversations around social just issues, personal development, professional life skills and self-reflection.
First Year Student Living Learning Communities
First Year Black Residential Scholars
The Black Residential Scholars (BRS) Living Learning Communities are devoted to elevating the CSUSB experiences of Black/African American students by providing first year residents with academic, social and cultural resources. In collaboration with CSUSB African American student leadership organizations, First Year BRS aspires to be a community that supports new CSUSB Black/African American students by welcoming them to CSUSB and opening avenues for mentorship, self-discovery, and empowerment as future leaders.
The Green House Living Learning Community provides an environment that capitalizes on our students' concerns and passions for preservation and sustainability. This community engages residents in opportunities to learn about and make a positive impact on our campus’ carbon footprint. Green House provides residents with opportunities to work alongside Associated Student Inc. and other campus partners to explore way in which they can lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
First Year Residential Honors Scholars
First Year Residential Honors Scholars (RHS) provides an experiential living learning community for first year students in the CSUSB University Honors Program. First Year RHS offers residents a series of 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 CSUSB University Honors Program. Residents will benefit from increased access to faculty, staff, and like-minded peers who all work collaboratively to help residents transition into their collegiate studies.
LatinX Residential Scholars
The LatinX Residential Scholars Living Learning Community is devoted to creating a supportive environment for first year LatinX students and allies. Residents will have opportunities to find mentors, support, and involvement at CSUSB. LatinX Residential Scholars provides a supportive space for student 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 & staff members who have a strong interest in supporting and interacting with LatinX students.
One of CSUSB’s newest Living Learning Communities, 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 all share a passion for creating an entrepreneurial future and changing the world through social change. 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 will receive mentoring and support from CSUSB’s globally ranked Entrepreneurship program. If you want to shape the future, come and be a part of this distinctive UpStarters community!
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 pursing a STEM major/minor.
Continuing & Transfer Student Living Learning Communities
Black Residential Scholars
The Black Residential Scholars (BRS) Living Learning Communities are devoted to elevating the CSUSB experiences of Black/African American students by providing residents beyond their first year with academic, social and cultural resources. The BRS strives to invest in residents by creating opportunities to continue their development as future Black/African American student leaders. Upperclass students will serve as mentors to the First Year BRS community and will positively impact the CSUSB Black/African American student experience.
Fraternity and Sorority
The Fraternity and Sorority Living Learning Community is designed for students who are members of recognized fraternal organizations. Members from various fraternities and sororities will live together to promote the shares values of scholarship, leadership development, civic engagement and meaningful friendships. Students will be empowered to give back to the campus, achieve their full leadership potential, and foster community.
Residential Honors Scholars
Residential Honors Scholars (RHS) provides an experiential living learning community for students beyond their first year in the CSUSB 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 & 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.