Living-Learning Communities

Joining a Living-Learning Community (LLC) means that you'll live on the same floor with other students who have similar goals and interests, you'll have access to great mentors including other students, faculty and staff AND you'll have opportunities to take part in specially designed programs that will help you succeed in university and beyond!

Engaged Global Citizenship Community

This fun, dynamic community is designed for students who are excited to:

  • Build authentic relationships across cultures,
  • Broaden their perspectives and networks, and
  • Engage in issues facing our world.

Beedie School of Business Undergraduate Community

This academically focussed community is designed for students who:

  • Are studying in the Beedie Undergraduate Business (BBA) program,
  • Want to connect to other students, staff and faculty for academic support, and
  • Are excited to build a friendly and cooperative community together

Leadership Empowerment and Development Community

This meaningful, engaging community is designed for students who:

  • Want to develop their leadership skills,
  • Learn more about social justice and the non-profit sector, and
  • Have a passion for social issues and community engagement.

Indigenous Student Cultural House

This community is designed for Canadian Indigenous students who want to:

  • Connect with other Indigenous students, 
  • Engage with and share their own Indigenous heritage and knowledge, and
  • Participate in cultural and educational opportunities guided by SFU’s Indigenous Student Centre.
  • What is an LLC and how does it differ from a regular residence floor?
  • Is there an additional cost for joining an LLC?
  • How do I apply to join an LLC?

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How You Benefit

Students who live in a living-learning community have a unique opportunity to live and learn with like-minded students and have access to programs specifically designed for their community.  Students who live in LLCs also:

  • Feel they made a smoother transition to university, academically and socially
  • Have higher levels of academic self-confidence
  • Are more likely to successfully engage in academic projects like honours theses, study abroad opportunities, and research or capstone projects
  • Are more likely to become student leaders and mentors  

(National Study of Living-Learning Programs, 2007)                       


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