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Residential Learning Communities

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

-William Butler Yeats


Living on campus increases student satisfaction and success in so many ways because of the close community, connection to resources and opportunities for growth. Our Residential Learning Communities (or RLCs for short) take these to the next level by providing an enriching experience focused specific interests or academic majors that is tailor-made for them. By living in one of our RLCs you will live with students with similar passions while having a specialized experience by taking part in purposeful, engaging, and fun activities that add value to your residential experience. All of this and you don’t miss out on everything college has to offer.

Photo of Towers CompetitionLiving in an RLC gives you a leg-up with academics. You are connected to an academic program or department and will have better connections by the end of the year. Furthermore our RLC students report higher rates of RA Interactions:

- My RA spends time on the floor interacting with residents. 6.66% higher in 2014-2015 and +9.61% Higher in 2013-2014.

- My RA encourages me to plan activities in my community, participate in activities council, and/or get involved in campus organizations. 8.57% Higher in 2014-2015 and 9.5% higher in 2013-2014.

- My RA invests time and effort to get to know me.  10.25% Higher in 2014-2015

– My RA demonstrates care or concern for my personal and academic success. 7.17% Higher in 2014-2015

- RLC Students also report a being more connected to the Complex Coordinator. 7.72% higher in 2014-2015 and 10.98% higher in 2013-2014.

If you are interested in an enhanced community experience where you are more connected to staff, your peers and Faculty then check out one of the Residential Learning Communities below!

Our current Residential International Student EventLearning Communities are:

If you are interested in being a part of our Residential Learning Communities, make the appropriate RLC selection when filling out your on-line, housing contract or contact the Department of Residential Life 620.341.5264 or


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