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Residential Learning Communities

Residential Learning Communities offer students the opportunity to live side by side students of similar academic and lifestyle interests. Participating in a learning community gives students opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and foster engaged relationships.

The Fall 2021 Health Halls Residential Community will be restricted to those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19.  Students requesting this community will provide documentation to SE Student Wellness Services, who will confirm eligibility for this community.  A limited number of shared, private rooms and SHS suite rooms will be available within this community. Healthy Halls is designated for the 2nd & 3rd floors of Choctaw Hall, along with Shearer Hall 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, & 115 (to be modified by interest level).

These are communities themed around a major or a group of related majors. The goal of academically clustered communities is to house students with similar academic interests and classes together. Academically clustered communities may include any of the following (based on interest):

  • Aviation Community is restricted to students with an aviation major. The Aviation community is housed on the 7th floor of Choctaw Hall.
  • The Music Major & Band Community is an open option, targeting Band Members and music majors.  This community is traditionally housed on the 7th & 8th floors of Chickasaw Hall.
  • STEM community designed for Math, Biology, Chemistry majors, as well students interested in pre-engineering and/or pre-medical fields. The STEM Community is located on the 4th floor of Choctaw Hall and Shearer Hall 102, 103, 104, 105, 106 & 107.

Located in Shearer Hall, the 8-Person Community is open to any group of 8 students with a similar unifying interest (Greek Organization, Upper class honors students, team sports, etc.). These communities will be assigned only with 8 contracts submitted.  Priority is given to upper class students.  The 8-person community spaces are designated for Shearer Hall (1) 301 & 302 and (2) 364 & 365.

These are communities which are not limited to one gender. Students requesting gender neutral housing are subject to additional terms & conditions.

FIRST COMMUNITY (Freshmen in Residence Succeeding Together)
FIRST is a comprehensive residential and academic experience designed to increase student success for first year SE students! FIRST students will have the opportunity to live and learn in a supportive environment, sharing similar class schedules with other members of the FIRST Year program. Elements of the program may include: community living with other FIRST students; Faculty/Administrator in residence, in-hall Mentor, in-hall advising, tutoring and other support services; clustered classes (with other participants of the FIRST program, some classes may be held in the residence hall), activities designed to support & enhance community development, personal growth & development and academic success. Students who are interested in this program MUST enroll in the FIRST courses with the Academic Advisement and Outreach Center (580-745-2370) and must apply for Student Support Services. The FIRST Community is housed in North Hall, along with other Freshmen Year programs including Freshmen PLC and Freshmen Honors and is traditionally housed o the 2nd floor.

The Freshmen PLC class is housed in North Hall, along with other first year student programs, including the Freshmen Honors and FIRST Communities. PLC is traditionally housed on the 1st floor of North Hall.

The Freshmen Honors community is housed in North Hall, along with other first year student programs, including the Freshmen PLC and FIRST Communities. The Freshmen Honors Community is traditionally housed on the 3rd floor of North Hall.