Living Learning & Intentional Living Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)

Living Learning Communities are for students who choose to live in a specific area, hall, or floor for a specific reason and purpose. There is an academic course a student will enroll for once they are accepted into the community.  Specific RAs and CAs are assigned to support these communities throughout the year. 

For 2023-2024, CSB will offer a Benedictine Values Living Learning Community! To find out more about the community, read the community description overview. 

Students interested in the Benedictine Values Living Learning Community must complete an application process (BLLC Application: Applications are due Monday, February 20, 2023.

Intentional Living Communities (ILCs)

Intentional Living Communities are for students who choose to live together for a specific reason and purpose enhancing the residential experience at CSB through service. Intentional Living Communities re-apply each year they would like to be active.. Creating an intentional living community is a collaborative process focused on transformational change for ILC members and enhancing the residential experience at CSB through service. 

Examples may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Environmental - Students for Sustainability, Renewable Energy, etc.
  • Language - Spanish Speaking Community, Study of Welsh Language Community, etc.  
  • Academic - Literary Community, Study Abroad Alumnae, etc.
  • Social Justice/Service - Women in Politics, Students Against Domestic Violence, Students in Military Service, etc.
  • Identity Groups - Q+, Indigenous Women, Students for Accessibility, etc.
  • Interests - Breast Cancer Awareness, Crafting, Bad Movie Lovers, etc.

ILC members are expected to meet with a Residential Life Staff member twice per semester as a group to discuss what they have learned as an intentional community. Additionally, ILCs are expected to engage in two campus outreach efforts each semester.

ILCs are created for a wide variety of reasons, and we recognize outreach efforts will not be the same. Examples may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Writing and getting published an opinion piece for the record.
  • Hosting an open house for your community members outside of your ILC.
  • Partnering with a student organization to sponsor speakers coming to campus.
  • Leading a book club
  • Sending members to a conference and submitting a plan to Residential Life about how you plan to share this knowledge with the community.
  • Hosting a program for your residential community (a movie night, crafting activity, etc.)
  • Regularly updating a bulletin board in your residential community.
  • Decide to mentor a first-year floor.
  • Create care packages for students outside of your ILC.
  • Volunteer to host students during break periods for meals, take them shopping, etc.

To support campus outreach efforts, ILCs will have access to $300 year through the Residential Life programming funds.

Complete the intentional living community application: by March 15, 2023.