Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) at KSU establish a greater connection and engagement in the on campus housing experience and connect to the academic mission, by engaging students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Academy for Inclusive Learning - Kennesaw Campus
AIL icon Location: University Village 1000 Building - 1st floor, and University Village Suites 3000 Building - 1st floor.
Contact: Katherine Rigsby
Requires approval from the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth (WellStar College of Health and Human Services) to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
The Academy for Inclusive Learning is a 2 year college experience allowing students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, who do not meet the university requirements for admission, to learn beside degree seeking students, and live in the residence halls at the same time. You can find more about the program here.
Honors - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus
Honors Icon Locations: Austin Residence Complex 200 and 400 Buildings (Kennesaw) and Hornet Village 100 Building - Terrace Level (Marietta).
Contact Kennesaw: Lindsay Williams
Contact Marietta: Latosha James
Requires approval from the Honors College to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
When you decide to live in the Honors LLC at Kennesaw State, you are choosing to live in a community of dedicated scholars, just like yourself. The Honors community is a collaborative effort between the Honors College and the Department of Housing and Residence Life. By residing in this living learning environment, students are able to live with others who thrive on an academically rigorous curriculum. While living together, residents are able to share similar experiences and rely on each other for academic and personal support. Both first-year and upperclass students are able to live in the Honors community. In the Honors community, our residence halls are truly an extension of the classroom with a dedicated space to study and interact in the building. You can find more about the program here.
Leadership 6000 - Kennesaw Campus
Leadership Icon Location: University Village 6000 Building.
Contact: Leadership 6000
The top two floors requires approval from Department of First-Year and Transition Studies and Center for Student Leadership to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
Leadership 6000 is a partnership with First-Year and Transition Studies and the Center for Student Leadership. The second floor is open for any student with an interest in leadership. The top two floors are reserved for students who are accepted into the Thrive program, affording them the opportunity to live together in housing while taking courses together and learning leadership skills. You can find more about the program here.
Summer Start - Kennesaw Campus
Summer Start Icon Location: University Village Suites 3000 Building - 3rd floor.
Contact: Natasha Habers
Requires approval from the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
Summer Start is a partnership with University College and offers students the opportunity to get a head start on college. Students in the program take two credit-bearing college classes – a first-year seminar course and a General Education course – during KSU’s six-week summer session and ease into campus life ahead of the hectic fall semester. You can find more about the program here.
Theme Communities (TCs) are a group of students who share common interests. The goal of a Theme Community is to create and extend student learning opportunities outside of the classroom that enhance their intellectual and personal growth. All of our Theme Communities are residentially-based, which means that participating students live in the same residential area.
Arts - Kennesaw Campus
Arts icon Location: University Village 1000 Building - 2nd floor.
Contact: Christine Collins
Requires approval from the College of the Arts to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
Are you planning to major in art, art education, art history, dance, music, music education, or theatre? Do you want to live with other students who share similar goals, passions, and interests? If so, the Arts Theme Community is for you! Located conveniently close to the Arts District on the Kennesaw Campus, the Arts Theme Community is designed to nourish and inspire a diverse group of artists and scholars from all of the visual and performing arts disciplines. As a resident, you will interact on a daily basis with students across the College of the Arts, allowing for a creative interchange of ideas, experiences, and inquiry. In addition, you will have access to programming, performances and exhibitions both on and off campus to enrich your life as an artist/scholar. The Arts Theme Community is an ideal place to make friends, spark your creativity, and actively engage in an artistic lifestyle.
Engaged Residents with Global Origins (E.R.G.O.) - Kennesaw Campus
ERGO icon Location: Austin Residence Complex 1300 Building.
Requires approval from the Division of Global Affairs to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
E.R.G.O. is a community in which students can live together and celebrate the differences in cultures and origins. International students as well as students looking to study abroad or wanting to have a unique experience through programming and engagement may want to live here and dive into a global living learning opportunity.
Engineering - Marietta Campus
Engineering icon Location: Hornet Village Building 200 - 1st floor.
The Engineering Theme Community offers students a living environment that enhances their connection with the Engineering program at Kennesaw State University, in an engaged social setting. Students who choose the Engineering community have opportunities to connect with faculty, local business leaders and alumnae in the field of engineering, and proximity to peers for forming study groups. Residents work alongside Engineering faculty mentors and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.
Gaming - Marietta Campus
Gaming icon Location: Hornet Village Building 100 - 1st floor.
The students who participate in this Theme Community will share common interests in game design and gaming. Student will have a chance to interact with faculty and staff on campus. Our goal is to support our gaming students on campus by providing them opportunities to socialize, while also offering them off-campus trips to get them out of their room! Examples of what our Gaming community did this year: Attend SEIGE gaming conference, weekly gaming tournaments (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Pokemon, etc.), and Dave and Busters game night. Residents work alongside a Gaming faculty mentor and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.
Outdoor Adventure Housing - Marietta Campus
Outdoor icon Location: Hornet Village Building 200 - Terrace Level.
The students who participate in this Theme Community will want to participate in an active lifestyle. Residents work alongside faculty and staff mentors and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group. Examples of what our Adventure Theme Community did this year: camping trip at Red Top Mountain, hiking around Lake Allatoona, indoor rock-climbing and tubing down the Chattahoochee! Even if you have never done any of these activities, if you are willing to try something NEW this community is for you!
Stonewall - Kennesaw Campus
Stonewall icon Location: Contact community administrator below for location information.
Contact: Jessica Duvall
Requires approval from the GLBTIQ Student Retention Services (Department of Student Development) to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
The Stonewall community is a gender inclusive housing community specifically geared toward students of all sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, and gender expressions who want to live in a community celebrating their various identities and foster understanding, learning, and community. More information can be found here.
The Outfit - Kennesaw Campus
Outfit icon Location: Contact community administrator below for location information.
Contact: Jessica Medovich
Requires Departmental approval to reside in the community, please follow the instructions here.
The Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery's, Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC), has established The Outfit, as a roommate matching service, for students who are in recovery and wish to join the CRC. To be considered for housing in The Outfit, students must apply, interview and be accepted to the CRC, have been in recovery for at least one year and sign the CRC housing commitment contract. Students applying to be a part of The Outfit should be committed to the principles of recovery, possess strong ethical responsibility and be dedicated to growing in their recovery and academics.
Special Interest Housing
Special Interest Housing (SIH) is available for student groups who require specific housing arrangements as part of their involvement with Kennesaw State University.
Veterans - Kennesaw & Marietta Campus
Veterans icon Location: Austin Residence Complex 1400 Building and Courtyard.
Housing and Residence Life offers Veterans a place to live together and share in the experience together while have resources at their fingertips with a partnership with the Veteran’s Resource Center. More information can be found here.
If you are interested in partnering with Housing and Residence Life to create your own community, please email us.