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Science & Service Integrated Learning Community

Are you considering pursuing a science major or a professional healthcare program such as PT or nursing? Would you be interested in being a part of an immersive experience in which your roommates are also your classmates? The Science & Service Integrated Learning Community (SSILC) aims to smooth the college transition by connecting students with shared interests and providing multiple layers of support through a cohort model!

Learn more about Living Learning Communities on CSP’s Campus through this brief video:

Why Participate:

  • Experience smoother academic & social transitions to college
  • More likely to apply critical thinking skills
  • Stronger commitment to civic engagement
  • Unique mentorship opportunity with science faculty

Get to know the SSILC Staff and Plan through this brief video:

What Else Do I Need To Know?

  • Yup! You will be placed in Hyatt Village Pods A and B with other first-year students with the same gender. Hyatt Village is one of our newest residence halls on campus and comes with a private bathroom, air conditioning, new lounge furniture, access to the campus tunnel system, and brand new lofts, beds, and room furniture!

  • Not at all! You will not pay a penny more than anyone else while having access to more programs, events, speakers, and excursions.

  • Nope! All you need to do is have an interest in science or a healthcare-related field. As first-year students, you are still exploring exactly what you want to do. Maybe you find yourself studying nursing, biochemistry, or exercise science. This program will help you develop your skills, abilities, passions, and give you direction with what career path you want to pursue.

    Possible LLC related majors include Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Exercise Science, and Nursing.

    You will be enrolled in two fall courses, including BIO120 General Biology I and SSS101 CSP Seminar together with your peers who are also living in Hyatt. For the Spring Semester, the same group of students will either take BIO130 General Biology II OR BIO315 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, depending on career trajectory.

  • We have so much planned for you. Here are a few things to get excited about:

    • Science-Minded Resident Assistant and Peer Advisor
    • Unique opportunities to engage with faculty
    • Upper-class mentorship opportunities including study and success tips
    • Tutoring and individualized study groups
    • In-hall programs, events, and hangouts
    • Leadership development opportunities through Charlie Academy and career-centered workshops
    • Service opportunities designed to boost your resume
  • Three steps!

    1. Apply to live on campus through the Admitted Student Page here:
    2. Submit your $200 deposit to the university
    3. Submit your SILC Application here: https://www.csp.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/accepted/ 

    From there, we enroll you in courses and place you in Hyatt Village with your new roommate in June!

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LLCs reported higher levels of academic success among national participants

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Our 2nd living Learning Community offered to CSP Students!

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National LLC participants reported strong growth in organization and time management

Jake Wakem

Director of Student Life Education & Leadership

Hannah Gustafson

Graduate Assistant in Student Life Education & Leadership

Mikayla Thatcher

Assistant Professor of Biology