Themed Communities

Themed Communities

What are Themed Communities?

NSU offers 6 interest-specific Themed Communities where students live together in a dedicated area of our residence halls. Each themed community is co-sponsored by an academic program, department or student organization. Each themed community is designed to deliver a variety of events and services to support students in their academic and personal growth outside the classroom.

There are three types of themed communities:

  • Freshmen- communities geared towards first time, freshmen students and the first year experience program
  • Blended- communities that are a blend of students of all classifications, majors, programs and backgrounds
  • Upper Class- communities built for sophomore and above students.

Themed Communities

Population: Blended

Location: Cobb Hall

The Academic Triumph community specializes in assisting students with succeeding academically by promoting in-hall tutoring, study groups and visits from faculty, instructors and academic advisors. Residents of this community must be determined to improve or succeed academically through their selected college or program.

Programs/Events:

  • In-hall tutoring with other students or through online resources.
  • Extended quiet hours regulations within the community.
Academic programs such as guest lectures, hands-on activities, social networking opportunities and financial guidance.

Population: Blended

Location: Cobb Hall

This community is concentrated on providing an environment where the freedom to promote or purse creative expression flourishes. Students involved in this community includes individuals that promote expression through dance, acting, writing, music or graphic design. Activities and programs are designed not only to explore personal growth in an individuals talent but to also expose the residential community to artistic expression.

Programs/Events:

  • Annual talent show or art exhibit.
Workshops, hosted by university or local artists.

Population: Freshmen

Location: Cobb Hall

The Wellness Community is focused on freshmen students to promote physical and mental wellness or improvement. Collaboration with faculty and staff from the RiverHawk Wellness Center, Health and Human Performances department and HawkReach Counseling Services will provide strong support and activities for first-year residents.

Programs/Events:

  • Community fitness classes at the RiverHawk Wellness Center or within Cobb Hall.
  • Monthly fitness evaluations, advisement and fitness planning.

Activities or workshops to promote healthy living.

Population: Upper Class

Location: North Leoser Hall

Programs/Events: NSU's three traditional sororities, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Delta Zeta, Alpha Omicron Pi as well as the Christ-centered organization Kappa Phi, call North Leoser home. These organizations embody the characteristics of a student who is philanthropic, successful academically and thrives in leadership positions. These communities have a long-standing history with Housing & Residence Life and are our most successful groups on campus.

Population: Blended

Location: Wyly Hall, Seminary Suites & Cobb Hall

Programs/Events: Student Athletes are housed in small clusters throughout the communities in Seminary Suites and Cobb Hall. These clusters allow for the athletes to bond as teammates and to also integrate themselves in the community around them. Student athletes interested in residing in a cluster are encouraged to contact their team coaching staff or the Assistant Athletic Director of Administration for more information.

Population: Blended

Location: Cobb Hall

This community provides an environment that is hospitable to students of all classifications that have a personal interest in social gaming, either console, board or web-based. Specific locations will be designated for residents to play or watch social game events. Activities of this community will support the positive outcomes the gaming industry can provide to the world as well as allow the natural creativity of exploration to flourish.

Programs/Events:

  • Console, board and web-based gaming tournaments.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I live in a themed community?

Living in an themed community comes with several great benefits. Students are given opportunities to live and connect daily with students who share common interests, hobbies or career paths. Themed communities give students a chance to expand their personal views through exploration and collaboration with campus departments, academic programs and student organizations. Students who live in a themed community will have more face-to-face interactions with faculty and advisors and studies show students in one have a higher GPA that other on-campus students.

How to apply

Each themed community has a limited number of positions available, so it is important to apply early. Some communities are open to students based on classification (freshmen, blended or upper class) and others are open to students of a specific program or organization. Picking a community is as easy as completing your Housing application online!