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Roosevelt students have the opportunity to join a Living-Learning Community (LLC). An LLC is a group of students living together, who share a common interest. Programs, trips and resources offered throughout the year are themed to reflect the shared interest of each community. LLCs are the perfect place to embrace your sense of adventure, broaden your horizons, and make the most of your college years. All LLCs are housed in the Wabash Building Residence.

What LLCs Are About

  • Trying new things, making new friends, and challenging yourself
  • Blending the residential and academic experience
  • Connecting with peers, mentors and campus resources
  • Exploring and experiencing the university and Chicago with students who share your interests
  • Interacting with professors and university staff members
  • Getting a good education, while growing as a person
  • Taking trips to events on and off campus

LLCs for 2017-2018

Explore Chicago

Live, eat, and breathe sustainability. As part of the Sustainability Living and Learning Community you will be immersed in all things green during your residency at Roosevelt. Become an environmental leader on campus by participating in outings, activities, and volunteer experiences that contribute to the University's sustainability goals and stay true to its social justice mission. By living in the heart of Chicago, you have access to a huge variety of experiences that can range from canoeing on the Chicago River to volunteering at an urban farm. As part of the Sustainability LLC you will also get to work as a team as well as one-on-one with the Sustainability Studies Program and Operations/Planning Department as we explore new opportunities to "green up" our student residence hall and campus facilities. The Sustainability Living and Learning Community is a great way to show your Roosevelt colors! 

  • Learn about all the great sustainable features on campus at Roosevelt and what makes us a Sustainability Leader here in Chicago. 
  • Get down and dirty with Physical Resources staff and help tend our Rooftop Garden. Who knows? The veggies you harvest might be what's served for dinner in the Wabash Cafeteria that night. 
  • Canoe down the scenic Chicago River and take in breathtaking views of the city while learning about Chicago's natural and culture history. 
  • Get up close and personal with some farm animals and volunteer some time at Eden Place Nature Center and Farm.
  • Tour the Little Village Neighborhood with grassroots organization LVEJO. Learn about environmental injustices that plagued the community and how citizens banded together to create change. 
  • Be a part of our "Green Dorm" Lab and work with RU's Sustainability team of students, faculty, and alumni to help implement pilot programs on your floor that can help "green up" our residence hall. 
  • Visit other sustainability-focused living communities, like the ICA GreenRise in Uptown, to learn how other groups of people live light on the land.
  • Take a trip to The Plant, an innovative and sustainable business incubator that houses several green businesses working in a closed loop system to produce virtually no waste. You'll get to taste some tasty local veggies and see how beer is brewed. 
  • Tickle your taste buds with an outing to one of Chicago's many restaurants serving locally sourced and organically produced food. Sustainable eats always taste better!
  • Take an urban adventure to one of Chicago's neighborhood-based farmers markets via bike or public transit, and learn about how regional farmers grow their produce.
  • Learn about different green/sustainable internship opportunities and career pathways, and put your education to work in making our world more sustainable.
Lab Coats

Interested in science? Students in the biological, physical, and health sciences, who share a desire to excel and belong to a fun and supportive community live here. Belong to a productive and engaging community which caters specifically to the budding scientist.

PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

  • Benefit from early registration for high demand core courses
  • Enjoy a special section of ACP 101 taught by science faculty
  • Form study groups for core science courses, while making new friends and other useful connections
  • Receive a personal introduction to resources on campus which include; tutoring centers, 24 hour computer and internet access, library, labs, and research facilities
  • Take advantage of informal opportunities to meet with science faculty members
  • Form sub-interest groups and clubs such as pre-health professionals and research groups
  • Participate in local group outings to; Fermi LabArgonne National LaboratoryInternational Museum of Surgical ScienceBotanic Gardens, and the Field Museum
  • Join in group outings to local science related job fairs, connections to volunteer opportunities; e.g., La RaBida Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital, North Shore Hospital

PARTNERSHIPS

College of Arts & Sciences, Academic Success Center, Career Center

P.U.L.S.E.

P.U.L.S.E. stands for pride, unity, love, support and expression. Join a safe and supportive environment for students of all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations. This community has been established to support the diverse student population at Roosevelt, examine contemporary issues and enhance student learning as they partake in programming that is sensitive to issues of gender, race, and ethnicity. A feature of P.U.L.S.E is our gender inclusive housing option. Gender inclusive housing reflects Roosevelt University’s social justice mission through structured support of our diverse student body.

PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

  • Establish a hate free environment in the community by pledging to have a hate free room
  • Explore Chicago attractions and museums, such as the Field MuseumLincoln Park ZooMaggie Delay Park, and Millennium Park
  • Watch and discuss pop-culture films that have themes of gender, diversity, inclusion
  • Create a visual representation of the diversity within our on-campus community by designing a puzzle piece door tag that represents you to share with the community
  • Attend Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts performances through out the semester to support your fellow peers

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. 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 AGREE:

  • Individuals have the right to identify themselves as any gender or sexual orientation and have the right to not identify.
  • Individuals may change the way they identify their gender or sexual orientation

View the Gender & Diversity Inclusion Community Task Force Report.

Health & Wellness

Lead a healthy lifestyle with peers, who value wellness. Learn about emotional wellness, healthy relationships, fitness and physical health, and spiritual wellness. 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.

PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

  • Create video projects on body image, stereotypes, exploration of social norms, and gender roles
  • Try yoga and meditation
  • Attend a program about healthy cooking in the residence halls
  • Explore relaxation techniques
  • Learn about safe sex and what "affirmative consent" means
  • Participate in body image workshops
  • Complete a fitness assessment
  • Attend a session facilitated by a life coach
  • Participate in a 5K Training program
  • Attend plays, musicals, and festivals
  • Play health jeopardy with floor mates.
  • Learn about and interact with therapy dogs
  • Join in kickball and volleyball tournaments
  • Do some myth busting about health issues in the media
  • Learn about the residence hall fitness center
  • Participate in stress relief programs
Global Village

Begin your journey to becoming a global citizen by living in a community of international and domestic students. Develop cross cultural understanding by learning from each other and attending events about contemporary global issues. This mission of this LLC is to connect others through differences, support the needs of international students, and give domestic students a taste of traveling abroad.

PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

  • Tour the Ethic Neighborhoods of Chicago with the Explore Chicago LLC: Pilsen/Little VillageLittle ItalyChinatown, Greektown, Little India, and many more!
  • Educate others about your own culture through "Food Talks"
  • Go to cultural festivals and parades like Chicago Chinese New Year
  • Create artwork that gets residents talking about diversity
  • Sample music, and cuisine from different areas of the world
  • Learn how to roll your own sushi
  • Join the discussion on human rights through film screenings and guest speakers
  • Participate in the Study Abroad Fair to learn about study abroad opportunities
  • Volunteering opportunities with organizations like South Loop Campus Ministry and Breakthrough
  • Meet students who have studied abroad and learn about their experiences
  • Get to know faculty members from International Programs over dinner and conversation
  • Check out music and art events like those at Lyric Opera Chicago or World Music Festival
  • Study nights with goodies, treats, and relaxing music
  • Establish community with "Family Dinner Nights"
  • Get to know others through the sharing personal stories and life experiences
  • Take steps toward becoming a globally conscious citizen
  • Attend international movie screenings
  • Explore art from around the world at the Art Institute of Chicago
Transfer Experience

Join a community of transfer students, who are new to Roosevelt, but not to college life. Make great friends, create shared memories and help each other navigate RU. The Transfer Experience 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 incoming freshmen. It is our hope that all transfer students feel the inclusion and pride associated with becoming a Laker.

PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES

  • Go on trips to the Field of MuseumShedd Aquarium or Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Check out the Involvement Fair and meet the student organizations on campus
  • Get resume writing tips and career advising for transfers
  • Participate in the Winter Holiday Celebration
  • Join friends for RU Lakers Men’s Basketball Nights (March Madness)
  • Attend local festivals and concerts
  • Take walking tours of popular lunch places, coffee shops, and study spots
  • See a concert at Millennium Park
  • Go to a professional music and dance performance at the historical Auditorium Theater
  • Take advantage of tutors on campus at the Academic Success Center
  • Tour university offices, such as Academic Advising and Financial Aid
  • Attend social events at the most popular campus hangout, the Fainman Lounge
Sustainability LLC

Live, eat, and breathe sustainability. As part of the Sustainability Living and Learning Community you will be immersed in all things green during your residency at Roosevelt. Become an environmental leader on campus by participating in outings, activities, and volunteer experiences that contribute to the University's sustainability goals and stay true to its social justice mission. By living in the heart of Chicago, you have access to a huge variety of experiences that can range from canoeing on the Chicago River to volunteering at an urban farm. As part of the Sustainability LLC you will also get to work as a team as well as one-on-one with the Sustainability Studies Program and Operations/Planning Department as we explore new opportunities to "green up" our student residence hall and campus facilities. The Sustainability Living and Learning Community is a great way to show your Roosevelt colors! 

  • Learn about all the great sustainable features on campus at Roosevelt and what makes us a Sustainability Leader here in Chicago. 
  • Get down and dirty with Physical Resources staff and help tend our Rooftop Garden. Who knows? The veggies you harvest might be what's served for dinner in the Wabash Cafeteria that night. 
  • Canoe down the scenic Chicago River and take in breathtaking views of the city while learning about Chicago's natural and culture history. 
  • Get up close and personal with some farm animals and volunteer some time at Eden Place Nature Center and Farm.
  • Tour the Little Village Neighborhood with grassroots organization LVEJO. Learn about environmental injustices that plagued the community and how citizens banded together to create change. 
  • Be a part of our "Green Dorm" Lab and work with RU's Sustainability team of students, faculty, and alumni to help implement pilot programs on your floor that can help "green up" our residence hall. 
  • Visit other sustainability-focused living communities, like the ICA GreenRise in Uptown, to learn how other groups of people live light on the land.
  • Take a trip to The Plant, an innovative and sustainable business incubator that houses several green businesses working in a closed loop system to produce virtually no waste. You'll get to taste some tasty local veggies and see how beer is brewed. 
  • Tickle your taste buds with an outing to one of Chicago's many restaurants serving locally sourced and organically produced food. Sustainable eats always taste better!
  • Take an urban adventure to one of Chicago's neighborhood-based farmers markets via bike or public transit, and learn about how regional farmers grow their produce.
  • Learn about different green/sustainable internship opportunities and career pathways, and put your education to work in making our world more sustainable.
Next Phase

The Next Phase of your Roosevelt experience and your life begins here! Be a part of a vibrant community that caters to the upperclassmen experience. Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students, and students over the age of 21, are invited to live in this community. Being a part of this Living Learning Community means focusing on life transitions. Whether a transition into the upperclassmen academic experience, into your graduate degree, or into your career, next phase is here to support your growth and development. Students on this floor will focus on career development and exploration, graduate school discovery and support, upperclassmen success, and preparing for life beyond Roosevelt. As part of Next Phase, you will get to work collaboratively with units across the university to push you closer to your personal and professional goals.

  • Attend local programs and events in the city of Chicago that feature opportunities for deep engagement and critical thinking, such as Film Festivals, Public Art ShowcasesLocal Museums, and Street Markets.
  • Join the Professional Mentoring program and be matched one on one with professional mentors at Fortune 500 companies. 
  • Have individualized career assessments with the Office of Career Development.
  • Attend graduate school panels to gain insight into what life is like as a graduate student.
  • Participate in the Roosevelt Leadership Institute ; a 12 week program that provides students with an overview of the social change model of leadership.
  • Participate in the Graduation Plan for Success Program (GPS). GPS is designed to give undergraduate students a competitive edge for marketability and future success. With this Career Readiness program, you gain the skills beyond what is learned in the classroom. 
  • Graduate students will work directly with the Office of Career Development for their individual career preparation needs.
  • Take advantage of the Roosevelt University Degree Works Program.  Degree Works is a web-based tool for you to monitor your own progress toward completing your program. Degree Works aligns your completed coursework with degree requirements, producing a clear, readable degree audit. Students and advisors are then able to better plan future terms and create a more reliable timeline to graduation
  • Learn how to leverage technology in preparation for a job or grad school search.