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Adventures in Surfing and Sustainability

San Diego is a southern Californian surfing Mecca. Whether you already surf or you'd like to learn, the faculty and student's of SDSU'd Center for Surf Research will get you stoked on the surf, snow and outdoor wonders of San Diego. Through guest speakers, film screenings and field trips that immerse you in the local environment, you will learn about the threats to the riding culture we love, the local surf-driven culture of sustainability and how you can be a part of the solution to global challenges. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Sustainability 100 and University Seminar.


Army, Navy, Air Force ROTC

Set yourself up for success in ROTC! The Joint ROTC Learning Community supports students of all majors who are receiving military officer training at SDSU. Interested students must contact their representing ROTC branch to receive priority for entrance to this community.

  • Army (619) 594-4443
  • Navy (619) 594-3730
  • Air Force (619) 594-5545

Aztec Engineering Residence

This program supports engineering students by housing them together for support and study group development. A special "engineering study room" is provided for study groups.

*The College of Engineering strongly recommends freshmen Engineering majors reside here. Residential Education also recommends women majoring in Engineering consider the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) learning community. The WiSE learning community offers additional resources and networking opportunities to participants.

The program follows the MAPs for the following majors:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Environmental Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Business Floor

"To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise." —Mitchell Caplan, CEO, E*Trade Group Inc.

The Pre-Businees Floor provides opportunities for students to explore innovation, creativity and character development in the business field, with an emphasis on the development of business ethics and personal values. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Business Administration 100b and Economics 101.

The program follows the MAPs for the following majors:

  • Business
  • International Business

Discover San Diego State

Discover San Diego State is designed to introduce students to the university and the San Diego area. Participants have the opportunity to take field trips around the city and get tips on how to transition to a college and a new city. Students in this community are typically enrolled in University Seminar.


Emerging Leaders Program

"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." —John F. Kennedy

Leadership development begins with an understanding of yourself – your personality, talents, skills, goals and values. The Emerging Leaders Program is an intensive and interactive learning experience introducing students to leadership development and the SDSU Leadership Minor. Students in this community are typically enrolled in the first course of the Leadership Minor, ARP 205 (Exploring Leadership) and University Seminar. 

The program follows the MAPs for the following majors (but is not limited to):

  • Pre-Business
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Undeclared majors

Future Education Professionals

"...What is education but a process by which a person begins to learn how to learn." —Peter Ustinov

Explore the fulfillment and opportunities of being an education professional. All majors are welcome. Students develop a community with others who are preparing themselves for careers in the field of education, i.e.... Teachers (Elementary & High School, Special Education and Bilingual Educators), Rehabilitation and Vocational Counselors, Child Care Center Directors, Student Affairs Professionals, Educational Technologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, School Counselors and School Psychologists. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Psychology 101 and University Seminar.

The program follows the MAP for the following majors:

  • Liberal Studies

Health and Healing Professions

"Wisdom is to the soul what health is to the body." —LaRochefoucald

Students interested in a career in one of the health and allied health professions will examine the role of healing, nutrition and wellness and gain networking opportunities in the fast-growing field of health and healing. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Sociology 101 and University Seminar.

The program follows the MAPs for the following majors:

  • Pre-Med
  • Nursing
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Health Science
  • Gerontology
  • Psychology

Weber Honors Residential College

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. —Eleanor Roosevelt, My Day

Priority for this community is given to students admitted to the Weber Honors College. Courses are designed to facilitate a closely-knit community that focuses on involvement, campus influence and identity.

The Weber Honors College believes strongly in a residential, liberal arts education. The Weber Honors Residential College provides a unique community where highly motivated students encourage each other to excel as they share experiences in and out of the classroom. The rich, supportive educational environment offers a place where students from diverse backgrounds can enjoy a rich array of academic, co-curricular, and experimental activities. 

Such an environment creates opportunities for students to use their talents and creativity in the service of understanding the world, of communicating effectively with others, and of making a positive difference. In addition, the Weber Honors Residential College promotes involvement on campus, leadership, and academic achievement.

Students interested in living in this community must first apply for and be accepted to the Weber Honors College. Classes associated with the Weber Honors Residential College community are only available to those students in the Weber Honors College. For more information, contact honors@mail.sdsu.edu or (619) 594-2872. Applications are available on the Weber Honors College website.


Journalism and Media Studies

Learn more about advertising, journalism, public relations and other professional media fields.  Participants undertake activities and seminars focused on the media industry and get a broad look at the opportunities in these professional communication fields. Students in this community are typically enrolled in JMS 200 and GENS/University Seminar.

The program follows the MAP for the following majors:

  • Media Studies
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism

Journey into Entrepreneurship

Take a journey into entrepreneurship! Students will explore and learn key elements of starting a company including trend spotting, ideation, customer feedback, business model, research and the personal leadership required to succeed. You will meet SDSU entrepreneur alums and hear their stories. This interactive learning experience will provide insight into the world of entrepreneurship. Students in this community are typically enrolled in BA 100b.


Language Village

Language is where meaningful communication begins and intercultural understanding unfolds. In this community students will have the opportunity to surround themselves with a variety of global languages, developing and practicing cultural skills that are essential to becoming informed citizens of the world. Although no prior linguistic competence is necessary to join the Language Village floor, students should either be familiar with or choose to enroll in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. Students in this community will get to know other students in language and linguistics programs, meet native speakers, and participate in cultural programs and activities related to language in general, and to their language of choice in particular. Language Village students will be enrolled in Linguistics 101 and University Seminar.

The program follows the MAPs for the following majors, but not limited to:

  • Language majors

Men Engaging in Technology and Science (METS)

The METS floor provides services and activities to help support men pursuing their studies in the sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Anthropology 103 and University Seminar.


Nursing

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, poeple will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." —Maya Angelou (2012)

The Nursing community provides students with the opportunity to develop lifelong friendships and a strong social support system with classmates during thier journey through the rigorous Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Students in this community will form study groups, attend workshops and network with upper class Nursing students to prepare for an exciting and rewarding career in the health care field. Students will be enrolled in several science-intensive courses such as Microbiology, General Organic and Biological Chemistry and Human Anatomy.


Physical Fitness (P-Fit)

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." —Plato

The Physical Fitness (P-Fit) floor fosters wellness and healthy lifestyle choices for students interested in the fields of exercise, nutrition and physical activity. Students in this communtiy are typically enrolled in University Seminar.


Pre-Law Community

The Pre-Law Community provides services and activities to help support students succeed in college and in preparing to pursue a career in law. Learn more about university success and career options through guest speakers, workshops, field trips and campus involvement with other students, faculty and staff who can help students move into a career in law.  Students in this community are typically enrolled in Philosophy 102 and University Seminar.


Pride House

The Pride House creates a safe and affirming environment for those within the LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and allies) community. Students of all sexual orientations or gender identities are welcome in this community. Students will participate in educational programming and leadership development activities that will enhance their understanding of how to impact positive change on the world around them. Students in this community are typically enrolled in University Seminar. 


Social Activism and Global Environments (SAGE)

Gain a new perspective on how you view the world!  Become a part of a community with others who have similar passions and values to live, learn and explore social activism, social change, sustainability and becoming a leader to affect change.  Students in this community are typically enrolled in Geography 102 and University Seminar. While priority is reserved for the following majors, all students can apply for the community. 

This program follows the MAP for the following majors:

  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Humanities
  • Undeclared

Toltec House for Undeclared Majors

"The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees a goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication." —Cecil B. DeMille

Following in the SDSU Aztec tradition, Toltec House is named for an ancient culture known for its knowledge and philosophy. Toltec residents are students exploring major and career options. Community members develop a strong sense of identity and influence through academic and social programming. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Theatre 160 and University Seminar.


Visual and Performing Arts

Students can express themselves creatively through music, dance, film making and many other art forms. Members of this community will examine the distinctions between and among various modes of creative expression and across a wide spectrum of media. Film screenings, guest artists, field trips and workshops will be offered. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Threater 100 and University Seminar. 

You don’t have to be an Art’s major to live on this floor.  You need only your passion for art and inspiration. Also prepare yourself for the moving image arts for careers as producers, directors, or writers, as well as careers in new media production.

However, this program follows the MAP for the following majors:

  • Theatre Arts (Television & Film, Technology for Theatre, Children’s Drama, Performance)
  • Music (Performance, Education, Jazz Studies, Contemporary Culture: Professional Studies, Contemporary Culture: Electro-Acoustic)
  • Television, Film and New Media (Emphasis in Critical Studies and Production)

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." —Marie Curie, discoverer of radium

WiSE is a supportive community for women interested in majors and careers in the sciences, technology, math and engineering. Students in this community are typically enrolled in Anthropology 103 and University Seminar. 

The program follows the MAPs for the following majors:

  • Biology (except bioengineering)
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Women's and Gender Equity House

The Women's and Gender Equity House connects students who are interested in feminism, gender equity and social change. WAGE residents will explore contemporary women's issues through learning excursions, speakers, and local advocacy efforts. Students of all gender identities are welcome in the WAGE House. Residents in this community are typically enrolled in Women's Studies 102 and University Seminar.