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Theme Communities Offered

The five communities that will be offered in Fall 2014 are:

Gaming Theme Community:  Located in Hornet Village 200

The students who participate in this Theme Community will share common interests in game design, gaming etc.  Student will have a chance to interact with Faculty and Staff on campus. Our goal is to support our gaming students on campus by providing them opportunities to socialize, while also offering them off-campus trips to get them out of their room! Examples of what our Gaming theme community did this year: Attend SEIGE gaming conference, weekly gaming tournaments (Dungeons and Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, Yugioh, Pokemon etc.), Dave and Busters game night. Residents work alongside a Gaming Faculty Mentor and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.


Outdoor Adventure Theme Community: Located in Hornet Village 200

The students who participate in this Theme Community will want to participate in an active lifestyle. Residents work alongside Faculty/Staff Mentors and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group. Examples of what our Adventure theme community did this year: Camping trip at Red Top Mountain, Hiking around Lake Allatoona, Indoor Rock-climbing and tubing down the Chattahoochee! Even if you have never done any of these activities, if you are willing to try something NEW this community could be for you!

Engineering Theme Community: Located in Hornet Village 200

The Engineering Community offers students a living environment that enhances their connection with the Engineering program at Southern Polytechnic State University in an engaged social setting. Students who choose the Engineering Community have opportunities to connect with faculty, local business leaders and alumnae in the field of engineering, and proximity to peers for forming study groups. Residents work alongside Engineering Faculty Mentor and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.

Honors: Located in Hornet Village 200

The Honors Community is an exciting way for SPSU Honors Program students to enrich their experience in the Honors Program beyond the classroom and into their living environment. Honors Community members are a diverse group, with varied interests and different majors, creating community and social connections in the residence halls. If you are a part of this Theme Community the Resident Assistant will host study nights but also social activities to encourage a good school-life balance! Residents work alongside Honors Faculty Mentors and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.


Women's Leadership Initiative: Located on the first floor in Howell Hall 

The Women's Leadership Initiative Theme Community is being piloted this year! Our goal is to support our women on campus socially, academically and holistically. If you are a part of this Theme Community the Resident Assistant will host study nights, plan community service opportunities and provide leadership development. The chance to be able to live on a floor with other women interested in developing their leadership and creating a support system within a STEM focused school. Floor programs and activities are geared towards developing the leadership skills of the residents and broadening their capabilities to create positive change in the world around them. In addition, the Resident Assistants will plan off-campus activities and programs that promote strong communities and social connections for new students. Residents work alongside female Faculty Mentor and their Resident Assistants to engage in community activities that help them to develop both individually and as a group.

 

A request for placement in the Theme Communities will supersede a request for placement in other residence halls, and students may be assigned to a different room type than they would otherwise be assigned in order to accommodate their request to live in the residential Theme Communities.

 


Participation Requirements:

You must be enrolled at Southern Polytechnic as an incoming first year student to be eligible to participate. There are no additional costs associated with being a part of these Theme Communities. This is a great way to get involved early on and jump-start your college career!

Space is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete the housing application process as soon as possible to request your community.


Zach and Ansara