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Special Interest Housing communities are built around common interests but not tied to any specific academic program. Students who opt to live in these communities commit to abiding by the specifics regulations of that program. Unless otherwise specified, buildings and wing locations for these programs will be identified prior to room selection once we have a better understanding of the demand for the programs. Living programs for 2016-2017 are:
The Recovery Living Community, supported by a partnership between University Housing & Dining Services and the Collegiate Recovery Community, provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from substance use dependence can find on-campus recovery-supportive housing, peer support, as well as other recovery support services while attaining a college education. Residents of this community will find like-minded individuals who prioritize maintaining abstinence from alcohol and illicit substances while experiencing all that OSU has to offer.
The Gender Inclusive Community allows our residents to room with anyone of any gender identity or gender expression. This living environment can accommodate students who desire to live with friends and family, etc. as well as all gender identities including man, woman and transgender, among many others. Gender Inclusive Living additionally serves as an ideal housing option for gender-variant students by upholding a community that is supportive of the diversity of gender identity and expression.
The programming in Halsell Hall is well suited for those interested in exploring how gender roles shape society, explore gender identities outside of the male/female binary, and enjoy living among those who identify throughout the gender continuum. While Halsell Hall is reserved for upper division and transfer students, placement will be given to first year students who require accommodations based on their gender identity and/or gender expression.
Residents of Bloss Hall, which is also a community for sophomore and above students, can also select roommates and suitemates of any gender.
The 6th floor of Wilson is also gender inclusive. The Arts & Social Justice Living-Learning Community (LLC) is located in Wilson Hall (6th floor, east wing).
More information about halls for Sophomores and Above.
Did you mean to search for Living-Learning Communites? LLCs are communities tied to a specific academic department or program.