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2014-2015 Living/Learning Communities


Equity and Social Justice
Have you ever wanted to explore aspects of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in a safe and comfortable environment? If so, Equity and Social Justice is the right community for you. You will be able to look at the roles that race, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, nationality, and other identities play in our current society. Additionally, this community is a place where people can also contemplate the differing perspectives of the world. Supported by an RA who has a specific commitment to the concepts of equity and social justice, this community will participate in discussions, activities, and projects that will contribute to their residential experience. This community is also a "Safe Space" environment and students of varying identities are encouraged to apply. Not a social justice expert? That's ok too. Join a community of peers committed to the exploration of the topic and discover where your voice fits in.

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
-Margaret Mead


Mind, Body, and Character
Are you looking for a greater sense of balance in your life? Would you like your living environment to reflect the values of your lifestyle? Join a community of caring and committed students who are seeking to create a healthy, safe, and mindful home. Supported by an RA who has a similar commitment to their own lifestyle, students will explore topics ranging from meditation to nutrition and everything in between. Programs will provide a fun way to experiment with wellness concepts and ideas that may not be familiar to you, and to discover how healthy choices contribute to success and contentment in college and beyond. Recognizing that a balanced life takes focus and effort, this community will support each member as they learn about their mind, body, and spirit.

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.
-Thomas Merton


Citizens and Service
Are you looking to take your leadership skills to the next level? Does participating in service projects help enrich your college experience? Are you super dedicated to Keene State and want to do everything you can to better the college environment? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could call this community "home." At the crossroads of leadership and civility, community service and student involvement…you will find Citizens and Service. Appealing to a diverse set of interests and passions, this LLC will engage in activities, programs, and discussions that delve into all of these subjects and others to inspire the students of Keene State. Supported by an RA with similar experiences and interests, this community will have an impact on the KSC campus and in the region.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has…
-Margaret Mead


E.T.L.S.
The word "excellence" is powerful, evoking images of strength, success, hard work, and progress. This is a community focused on excellence. Teaching, learning, and scholarship are the essential pieces that build the college experience, but this community is about more than that. Supported by an RA who is equally driven, E.T.L.S. is a community of future educators, academic scholars, undergraduate researchers, artists, scientists, and others who share a common link; a commitment to learning. Through discussions, activities and programs, residents will challenge and support each other to create an active and engaged community.

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.
-Plutarch


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