Themed Living Communities

A themed living community is a group of people living together in a common housing area who share common academic goals and interests. Residents in these communities participate in academically and intellectually engaging learning activities designed specifically for them.

First Year Residential Experience

First year students will be assigned to buildings designated specifically for them. The Resident Assistants and Resident Life Coordinators will focus on acclimating students to the University community with an emphasis on academic achievement and leadership development.

Gender Neutral Inclusive Housing

Gender Neutral Inclusive Housing is for students interested in living with people of all gender identities and expressions. The Cal State LA Housing community defines Gender Neutral Inclusive Housing as a voluntary environment where students can live in the same room with any other student regardless of sex, biological gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community

The Halisi Scholars Black Living-Learning Community is designed to enhance the residential experience for students who are a part of or interested in issues of concern to the Black community living on campus by offering the opportunity to connect with faculty and peers, and engage in programs that focus on academic success, cultural awareness and civic engagement.

Resident Scholars Housing

The goal of the Resident Scholars Housing is to provide Cal State LA Honors College and academically achieving students with themed housing that supports the mission and vision of the Honors College and the Institutional Learning Outcomes by forming a strong community of students through shared Honors classes, providing learning opportunities and social engagement beyond the classroom and engaging in a student-directed community. It also increases the following: student interaction with Honors faculty, staff and fellow students; involvement in the larger Los Angeles and Cal State LA community; and retention and graduation rates.