Living Communities

The major advantage of campus living is educational success. Academic research has documented that especially for the first two years of enrollment, campus residents participate more in campus activities, interact more frequently with faculty, are more satisfied with their social life, achieve higher grades, and are more likely to persist and graduate. At SSU there are several living-learning options to maximize these benefits.

Freshman — Living Learning Communities Linked to Academic FLCs

FIG — Freshmen Interest Group:
Based on their academic major, FIGS live together and take the same classes. FIGS are available in Psychology; Pre-Nursing; The Arts; Business & Economics; Education K-12; Engineering, Math, and Science; Global Issues/Global Careers; and Hutchins.
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FYE — Freshmen Year Experience:
FYE residents live together and take a year-long interdisciplinary course that fulfills two of the freshmen General Education requirements: Critical Thinking and Oral & Written Communication. The themes of the course are self and global identity.
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MOSAIC – “Making Our Space An Inclusive Community”:
MOSAIC residents live and enroll in two classes together in order to explore the numerous aspects of diversity and social justice including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and abilities.
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Freshman — Living INTEREST Communities Not Linked to Academic FLCs



Adventure Living:
The Adventure Living area is for students interested in actively pursuing adventurous outside activities and taking reasonable risks. It is geared for students interested in exploring the many points of interest in the Bay area.
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Sauvignon Co-Op Teams:
Sauvignon Co-Op residents live together and all help to create, plan, and implement social and educational programs for their building communities. These various cooperative communities will be built around specific themes, i.e. Academic Success, Environmental Sustainability, Expressive Arts, Healthy Living, Leadership, and Life Skills.
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Healthy Living:
If you are interested in exercise, eating healthy, being mind, body, and spiritual fit, then the Healthy Living Area is for you. Click for additional Healthy Living information.


Seawolf Experience – Freshmen:
The Frosh Seawolf Experience is a living area for freshmen with no pre-determined themes or commitments. The residents decide for themselves what university and residential community programs and events that they want to attend and get involved in.

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Transfer — Social Communities

Transfer House:
This living area, exclusively for transfers, focuses on the resources that SSU has to offer to new transfer students while also providing an atmosphere of academic and social engagement.

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U-Engage (Upperclass Student Engagement)
All programming provided to our upperclass students living in Beaujolais, Tuscany, and Sauvignon will focus on promoting and enhancing residents familiarity with resources and outlets addressing the needs of continuing students. The core elements will be Career Exploration, Academic Success, Leadership, and Individual Development.

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