Living-Learning Communities

Indiana State University offers several on-campus living and learning communities for students to live near their peers with common academic or life interests. In these communities, students live and learn together as they enjoy a unique Sycamore experience.

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Residential Life Office

Erickson Hall

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Join a Living-Learning Community!

Indiana State University’s Office of Residential Life offers many on-campus Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) where students can engage with others around a common academic or interest area. In these communities, students take a common course together, and attend workshops, guest-speaker events, and other activities as a group. Students live and work together in an on-campus residence building.

Your Sycamore experience is defined by the people you spend time with on campus. Find your community at Indiana State!

Major-Specific Living-Learning Communities

The Aviation LLC helps students successfully transition into the aviation program by building relationships with peers and aviation faculty members. Students take major-related courses together. They have more access to their aviation faculty, advisors, and other unique experiences only available to aviation majors.

The Business LLC is designed for students enrolled in the Scott College of Business. Students benefit from special events, guest speakers, and resources to strengthen their professional development and enhance their passion in business.

Students in the Bailey College of Engineering and Technology can join an LLC to take their classroom studies and apply them in unique ways with events in their residence hall. Students take major-related courses together, and they have direct contact with their engineering and technology faculty and staff inside and outside of the classroom setting.

The Health Professions LLC is designed for students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Services, but also students in a Pre-Dental or Pre-Medicine program. Students participate in learning opportunities centered around their interest in the health professions.

The Honors College LLC is for students accepted into Indiana State’s Honors College. Students live in either Pickerl or Burford Hall with open lounges, study spaces, sound-proof practice rooms, a performance stage, and spacious meeting rooms where students are able to have a rich social and intellectual experience alongside peers who are passionate about academics. Honors College students come from all majors and backgrounds. They work closely with faculty and their peers in small classes, discussion groups, field trips, and study-abroad trips.

The Secondary Education LLC is designed for students enrolled in the Bayh College of Education. The community unites future teachers across a range of fields – English, Social Studies, Math, Art, Science, and Languages. Students take major-related courses together, attend lectures, meet with alumni, and join teaching-related organizations as a group.

“Indiana State is a smaller school, but there are faculty across campus and in the Honors College that are willing to work with all their students because of the smaller classes. There’s a lot on campus you may not see on a surface level, so it’s worth putting in the research to find your fit, and Indiana State has a fit for everyone.”

Jory Bales | Elementary Education | ’24

Interest-Specific Living-Learning Communities

The Eco Reps LLC is designed for students who are passionate about helping Indiana State go green. Students take eco-related courses together, attend educational sessions with the Office of Sustainability, and work to promote sustainability in the local community. Students move in one week early and participate in an outdoor retreat focused on team building and sustainability.

The Gender Inclusive LLC provides an inclusive environment where specific gender assignments are not required. Students must sign a second community contract with the Office of Residential Life pledging to assist in providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students in the community. The LLC focuses on providing and sustaining a welcoming environment for LGBTQIAP+ students and allies.

The Gender Inclusive Gender Scholars LLC is intended for students interested in LGBTQIAP+ issues as a topic for scholarly learning. In addition to building a community at Indiana State, these students seek to learn more about gender and sexuality. Students in this LLC will take GNDR200 (Into to Gender Studies) together.

The Integr8 LLC is a transitional experience for students, focusing on self-awareness, academic excellence, professional success, inclusive excellence, leadership, community, identity development, and social equity. Students take social justice courses together and attend workshops to prepare for success. Students move in one week early to engage with their peers.

The I-Succeed LLC assists historically underrepresented students with the transition from high school to Indiana State. As a group, students develop strong academic skills, study strategies, leadership and professional skills, take success strategies courses, and learn how to have a strong work/life balance. Students move in one week early to attend workshops and programs.

The Latinx LLC provides a space for students who identify as a part of Latino and/or Hispanic communities with programs, workshops, activities, family dinners, game nights, and field trips. The community helps students create a sense of belonging and build a network of support at Indiana State.

The Lead LLC is designed for students who want to become future leaders on campus and beyond. Students participate in community service, inclusiveness projects, take leadership courses together, and participate in other leadership programs. Students move in one week early to build their community and familiarize themselves with the campus.

The Lingua France LLC is a language immersion community for French, German, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish languages and culture. Students plan monthly cultural meals and activities, study together, and further develop their language and culture skills.

The Pathway to Blue: Ivy Tech LLC helps students who are currently enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College. Instead of taking classes at Ivy Tech, students take all of their classes on Indiana State’s campus, live in the same residence hall, and have full access to on-campus dining, facilities, clubs, and events. This LLC helps students transition to enrollment at Indiana State through workshops, co-academic advising, and community events.

The Project Success LLC is a four-year transformative experience to help students transition to college, engage with faculty and staff, and immerse themselves in the campus community and their chosen academic field. Students participate in a summer bridge program prior to the first week of classes as freshmen, live in an LLC community, build a peer network, complete a success class each year, and engage in other programs to ensure their success.

The ROTC LLC is intended for ROTC students to live together as they share their interest in military service. Students experience traditions, customs, and camaraderie with current members of Army and Air Force ROTC programs. Residents must enroll as active cadets in their respective ROTC branch. Members of the LLC are subject to Detachment or Battalion approval.

The Spark LLC is designed for students who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs and building businesses. Students participate in pitch competitions, socialize with founders, and network with the entrepreneurial community. Students have full access to the Sycamore Innovation Lab, prototyping equipment, drones, 3D printers, photo/video equipment, and other resources.

The Transfer Student Community LLC is designed for transfer students to live and work closely together. Staff provide tools to help students enjoy a smooth transition to Indiana State.

Dedicated Residence Halls

Our LLCs have dedicated residence halls. Learn about your future home on campus!

 

Sycamore Towers

An exterior view of three identical tall brick buildings with rows of glass windows. A parking lot with parked cars is in the bottom left corner of the photo. Grass and green trees line the sidewalks in the bottom right corner of the photo. There is a view of the sky with clouds.

Blumberg Hall

Exterior image of Blumberg Hall

Blumberg Hall features a mezzanine with a laundry area, a kitchen area, and a social area with televisions and a pool table. Each student floor features a study lounge and a social lounge. Four pod-style bathrooms are in the interior of each floor, and rooms circle the outside. Fully air-conditioned, Blumberg is attached to Sycamore Dining, the main campus dining hall.

Blumberg Hall

 

Cromwell Hall

Exterior image of Cromwell Hall

Cromwell Hall features a mezzanine with a laundry area, a kitchen area, and a social area with televisions and a pool table. Each student floor features a study lounge and a social lounge. Four pod-style bathrooms are in the interior of each floor, and rooms circle the outside. Fully air-conditioned, Cromwell is attached to Sycamore Dining, the main campus dining hall.

Cromwell Hall

Mills Hall

Exterior image of Mills Hall

Mills Hall features a mezzanine with a laundry area, a kitchen area, and a social area with televisions and a pool table. Each student floor features a study lounge and a social lounge. Four pod-style bathrooms are in the interior of each floor, and rooms circle the outside. Fully air-conditioned, Mills is attached to Sycamore Dining, the main campus dining hall.

Mills Hall

Rhoads Hall

Exterior image of Rhoads Hall

Rhoads Hall features a mezzanine with a laundry area, a kitchen area, and a social area with televisions and a pool table. Each student floor features a study lounge and a social lounge. Four pod-style bathrooms are in the interior of each floor, and rooms circle the outside. Fully air-conditioned, Rhoads is attached to Sycamore Dining, the main campus dining hall.

Rhoads Hall

Burford Complex

Burford Hall

Exterior image of Burford Hall

Burford Hall is home to a mix of first-year and returning Honors College students. One of two Honors College Living-Learning Communities, Burford features a spacious lobby area with vending machines and a laundry area. The Honors College offices are on the first floor, as well as a performance stage. Residential floors feature a lounge area. Kitchenettes are on the second and fourth floors. Fully air-conditioned, each residential room has a private bathroom.

Burford Hall

Erickson Hall

Exterior image of Erickson Hall

Erickson Hall is home to a mix of first-year and upper-class students. Erickson features a spacious lobby with a kitchenette, vending machines, and a laundry area. Each residential floor features a lounge area. The lower level of Erickson features multiple classrooms that are used for instruction during the day, and for social events in the evening. Pod-style bathrooms are on each residential floor. Fully air-conditioned, Erickson is close to Sycamore Dining Hall and the Welcome Center.

Erickson Hall

Pickerl Hall

Exterior of Pickerl Hall

Pickerl Hall is home to a mix of first-year and upper-class Honors College students. One of two Honors College Living-Learning Communities, Pickerl features a spacious lobby area with a kitchenette, vending machines, and a laundry area. The Honors College offices are on the first floor. Each residential floor features a lounge area. Fully air-conditioned, each residential room has a private bathroom.

Pickerl Hall

Sandison Complex

Hines Hall

Exterior image of Hines Hall

Located near the northern entrance to Hulman Memorial Student Union, Hines Hall offers traditional double rooms with private in-room bathrooms. Fully air-conditioned, each residential floor features lounges and a laundry area. The first-floor lounge features multiple televisions and modern furniture.

Hines Hall

Sandison Hall

Exterior image of Sandison Hall

Sandison Hall shares an entrance to Hulman Memorial Student Union. The residential hall features the McKee Nursing Lounge on the first floor, with an exclusive space for nursing students to socialize and study. Sandison also includes classroom spaces on the lower level, as well as vending machines and a laundry area on the first floor. Fully air-conditioned, each residential room has a private bathroom.

Sandison Hall

Contact Us

Residential Life Office

Erickson Hall

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Social: @IndstateResLife on Instagram

Send Email
Phone: (812) 237-3993
Fax: (812) 237-8525