Living-Learning Communities

Living-learning communities at Saint John's enhance educational engagement.

Students interested in the creation of another living-learning community should contact SJU Residential Life and Housing at [email protected].

Eco-House/Sustainable Living

Purpose: Promoting an awareness of and commitment to sustainable living 


  • Operate the Edelbrock Greenhouse to provide local, sustainable produce for the community.
  • Residents live together as an Eco-House living-learning community.
  • Residents take responsibility to educate the greater SJU community about issues of sustainability:
    • Environmental - energy, water, transportation, food waste, recycling
    • Economic - use of local economies
    • Social justice - equal access


  • Marmion and Yellow Tholl Houses: 11 members


  • Juniors and Seniors

Application: EcoHouse Application

EcoHouse Constitution

Benedictine Living Learning Community

learning • prayer • work • recreation • community

Purpose: Promote awareness of Benedictine Values and demonstrate these in everyday life.


  • Residents live together as a living-learning community.
  • Residents take responsibility to educate the SJU community about living Benedictine values in everyday life.
  • Participation in Benedictine Studies coursework/Course of the College.


Students Eligible to Participate

  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors

Application and Additional Information: Living Benedictine Values Application Form