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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.

Gender Inclusive Housing

GIH offers exciting cultural, educational, and social programming that celebrates and affirms the experiences of LGBTQIA+ students. Transgender, genderqueer, agender, and gender nonconforming residents are valued members of our Cal State LA community. GIH is an environment where students may choose to share a room another student regardless of sex, biological gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Residents can explore their personal identity and a variety of LGBTQIA+ topics through programming that engages in cultural dialog, academic success, and social justice.

Halisi Scholars Living Learning Community

The Halisi Scholars Living Learning Community is designed to enhance the residential experience for students who are a part of the Pan African Community, or any student interested in enhancing the Black student experience at Cal State LA. The Halisi LLC also focuses on understanding current events that affect the Black community and offers the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and peers by engaging in programming that focuses on academic success, cultural awareness, and civic engagement. 

Resident Scholars Housing

The goal of 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.

Special Interest Communities

These living arrangements create unique opportunities to engage and build community with students who share similar interests and/or lifestyles. These communities provide students with programming focused on that particular interest. Students live together within a community providing a program centered around a commonality and specific interests.


The Chicanx/Latinx interest will focus on developing a community that embraces and celebrates Chicanx/Latinx cultures while addressing academic success as Cal State LA students. This interest community is intended to gain a deeper understanding of current issues and events affecting Chicanx/Latinx communities and specifically Cal State LA students who hold those identities. We invite those who identify with the Chicanx/Latinx communities or those who are interested in understanding and uplifting Chicanx/Latinx identities and cultures.

Business Community

Considering a career in business? Join other first-year business majors to engage in a common living and an opportunity to study and learn from each other. As a resident, explore the world of business in a growing global economy with chances to engage Connect with a variety of business majors, and programs designed just for the community!


Build your future world in the Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Community! This community is committed to the development of highly-qualified and responsible technology professionals. Residents in this community will engage with various engineering, computing and technology disciplines through field trips, peer study groups, guest speakers, and more. Test your innovative mindset and problem-solving skills right where you live!

Health Profession

The Health Professions Community is an opportunity for first year students in the Cal State LA Exploring Health Professions and Nursing majors to fully explore their chosen career path, develop as leaders in their field and successfully transition to the college environment. Health Professions residents will engage in a variety of experiential learning opportunities and learn from fellow health profession students.


The focus of the learning communities is to provide a community-oriented environment where students can learn about the university, get involved, make friends, be supported, and succeed academically!

Transfer Students

The Transfer Community brings together students who arrive at Cal State LA with valuable college and life experiences. In this program, first-year transfer students build on the strength and resilience from these experiences and come together as a supportive community. Participants will benefit from a wide range of campus resources, connections with staff, workshops on self-authorship, and a built-in peer network. The program helps students translate their previous college experiences into academic success at Cal State LA.

Garden Community

Do you have a green thumb? Even a green heart? Join our Garden Community. This community, in collaboration with the Nutritional Science Program and the Edible Garden Club, offers residents an opportunity to engage with peers and faculty about sustainable practices while addressing basic needs around food insecurity. Residents, alongside faculty, staff, and community partners, will work hands-on to maintain the garden located in University Apartments. Residents will learn more about the role gardening plays in physical health, mental health, and food access on campus and within our local communities.