Chicago 430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
Schaumburg 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
Students in all science disciplines are offered the opportunity to be a part of the RU “Lab Lakers”, through a productive and engaging community which caters specifically to the budding scientist. This living learning community offers Roosevelt students some of the following benefits free of charge:
The Gender and Diversity Inclusion community has been established to support the diverse student population at Roosevelt and to examine contemporary issues and enhance student learning as they partake in programming that is sensitive to issues of gender, race, and ethnicity. Specifically, Gender Inclusive Housing reflects Roosevelt University’s social justice mission through structured support of our diverse student body. This community promotes ethical awareness by providing a safe and supportive environment for students of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations.
Students interested in this housing option may include, but are not limited to, those who identify as transgender*, gender non-conforming*, intersex, genderqueer, and allies.
Students in this community agree that:
All residents are expected to be active members of this community by providing support and encouragement to each other both in and outside of the residence hall environment, and by participating in continuing education surrounding gender and sexual identity.”
Students in this community will be encouraged to take WGS 110: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies or WGS 212 which is currently being proposed. First year students will be enrolled in the same ACP course.
Theme communities are designed to allow students with a common interest to live together in the same area of the Residence Hall. Theme communities are not linked to specific courses.
The Health and Wellness Community creates an environment that encourages students to develop and maintain a healthy body, mind, and spirit as well as an examination of the current status of public health issues. Students participating in this program agree with Residence Life not to use or possess any illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco products while on the floor or return to the floor under the influence of such substances. The community will focus on academic success, learning, and leadership potential through creating an environment of optimal health. Students will lead and participate in Wellness Initiatives at Roosevelt including Intramurals, and the Wellbeing Council.
The Leadership and Social Change community exposes students to theoretically based concepts of leadership, including a relational leadership model centered in social justice. This community will challenge students to be increasingly global-oriented, will stretch students in their development of self and understanding of others, and support’s Roosevelt’s mission of creating socially conscious citizens.
The Transfer Experience Theme Community provides a supportive environment for transfer students to successfully transition into RU’s culture and community. RU recognizes that the needs of transfer students vary significantly than that of the incoming freshman class and it is our hope that all transfer students feel the inclusion and pride associated with becoming a Laker. The Transfer Experience Theme Community offers housing solely with other transfer students and offers programs designed to meet the needs of our fantastic transfers.
Potential Partners: CSI, Transfer Coordinator
The Explore Chicago community acquaints students with living in an urban environment. Programming will focus on the great city of Chicago and exploring its neighborhoods, cultures, people, institutions, organizations and urban issues.
Partners: Key identified faculty with expertise on Chicago, CSI
The Global Village Community is designed to foster your global awareness and global citizenship. International Students will be placed with domestic students to foster cross cultural understanding and maximize opportunity for learning. It's ideal to live in this Learning Community if you are interested in contemporary global issues and cross-cultural diversity, or are planning on pursuing a career in a global field.
Students must be a Graduate Student or committed to maintaining a Quiet Environment.
Partners: Graduate Programs
RU Making an Impact takes Roosevelt's mission of Social Justice, and puts it into practice far beyond the basics. Members of this community will have the unique opportunity to go out into the city of Chicago and truly make an impact. They will have the chance to hear the stories of the people they are helping, and gain an understanding of what life is like through the experience of others. They will experience how by genuinely listening to the stories of others, and coming together to find a simple solution, they can leave an impact on their community and the city, and in turn feel that impact upon themselves, thus living up to the University's mission of becoming socially conscious individuals who are leaders in their community.