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These living learning communities are open to both new and current students.

Sustainability Living Learning Community

The Sustainability Living Learning Community provides you with an opportunity to live among other students who share your interest in environmental issues. Students in the Sustainability LLC all live on the same floor of Lenape Hall and engage in a number of environmentally themed activities. This unique arrangement provides all of the advantages of living on campus, while forming close relationships with students who want to broaden their understanding of our world and explore how we can live in harmony with the natural environment. Together, with faculty and staff support, you will participate in environmental programming, including films, speakers, and field trips. You will also have the opportunity to actively engage in community projects and campus sustainability initiatives. Students accepted into the Sustainability Living Learning Community will earn one credit per semester for their participation.  While the Sustainability LLC is open to students in any major or minor, this credit can be applied in fulfillment of the requirements for the Environmental Studies Minor.

Sustainability LLC Application 2017

 

The Rivera House LGBTQA+ Living-Learning Community

Named after Puerto Rican and Venezuelan-American transgender activist Sylvia Rae Rivera, the Rivera House provides students with the opportunity to be part of an active network of change agents working on anti-racist, feminist, and queer projects on campus and in the community. Students have access to community events, a speaker series, and entertainment programs geared toward LGBTQA+ individuals and their allies. Students will participate in an LGBTQA+ peer mentorship program, develop strategies to improve lifelong social and physical health, and be part of a support network of students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Rivera House First Year Student Application for 2017-2018

 

EAST-WEST LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITY (EWLLC)

The EWLLC is a co-curricular program sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Center for International Programs, and Office of Residence Life to foster a residential character that reinforces educational goals.

Discover intercultural exchange at SUNY New Paltz:

*The Community provides domestic students studying Chinese and Japanese languages and cultures and students from China and Japan a wonderful opportunity to live together in a residence life setting.
*The Community creates an ideal environment for you to practice your language skills and learn about other cultures.
*Throughout the academic year, you and your fellow Community members will plan and execute events and activities that highlight Chinese and Japanese culture such as a film series, guest speakers, performances, exhibits, presentations, website development, a newsletter, off-campus cultural tours, special meals and cuisine, calligraphy, etc.
*Participation in the Community provides excellent preparation for students who will study abroad in China or Japan. Students returning from study abroad are also invited to join the Community so that they can maintain their language skills.
*Living in the Community gives students from China and Japan the opportunity to make friends with American students and learn about American student life.

www.newpaltz.edu/studyabroad/eastwest

 

ROMANCE LANGUAGES LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITY (RLLLC)

The RLLLC is a co-curricular program sponsored by the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Center for International Programs, and Office of Residence Life to foster a residential character that reinforces educational goals.

Discover intercultural exchange at SUNY New Paltz

*The Community provides domestic students studying Romance languages and cultures (French, Italian, and Spanish) and students from France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain a wonderful opportunity to live together in a residence life setting.
*The Community creates an ideal environment for you to practice your language skills and learn about other cultures.
*Throughout the academic year, you and your fellow Community members will plan and execute events and activities that highlight Romance languages and cultures such as a film series, guest speakers, performances, exhibits, presentations, website development, a newsletter, off-campus cultural tours, special meals and cuisine, etc.
*Participation in the Community provides excellent preparation for American students who will study abroad in France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain. Students returning from study abroad are also invited to join the Community so that they can maintain their language skills.
*Living in the Community gives students from France, Italy, Latin American, and Spain the opportunity to make friends with American students and learn about American student life.

newpaltz.edu/studyabroad/romancelanguages