Living Learning Community

Residential Learning Communities at Sonoma State University are made up of five unique living environments that provide an opportunity to deepen the connection between students and something they have in common, including three communities where full-time professors live on campus. By joining one of these communities, you will get more out of your college experience: more friendships, more learning, more success. Each community will work with campus partners to provide programs and opportunities for residents to enrich their knowledge in that specific community theme or affinity-based group.

Incoming First-Year Students

Academic Achievement

The Academic Achievement community is designed to help first-time, first-year students successfully transition into the residential community as well as the larger university community. This community offers programming opportunities for residents to connect to on-campus resources. First-year residents will gain skills that will help them define what academic success means to them while at Sonoma State University. 

Live Well Community

The Live Well Community welcomes all first-time, first-year seawolves who wish to pursue a holistic approach to living on campus emphasizing on physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. The programming for this community is centered around the development of healthy habits around mindfulness, exercise, substance use, healthy eating, and mental health. This community would include a Faculty-In-Residence (FIR) who would work closely with the Area Coordinator (AC), Resident Advisors (RA), and campus partners to provide programming to the community.  

Unity House

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex - Unity House at Sonoma State is a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. Unity House serves all members of the Sonoma community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, by creating educational, cultural, and social opportunities. Unity House supports LGBTQ2S+-related campus groups and activities.

V.I.B.E.S.

The V.I.B.E.S. affinity house welcomes all first-time first-year and continuing students who are interested in expanding and developing consciousness in the area of Black/Pan-African culture. Students will explore their heritage, and history while developing a sense of pride and community. Students will have the opportunity to engage in programming with faculty and their peers that focus on academic success, cultural awareness, and civic engagement.

Sophomore and Above

Unity House

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex - Unity House at Sonoma State is a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. Unity House serves all members of the Sonoma community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni, by creating educational, cultural, and social opportunities. Unity House supports LGBTQ2S+-related campus groups and activities.

V.I.B.E.S

The V.I.B.E.S. affinity house welcomes all first-time first-year and continuing students who are interested in expanding and developing consciousness in the area of Black/Pan-African culture. Students will explore their heritage, and history while developing a sense of pride and community. Students will have the opportunity to engage in programming with faculty and their peers that focus on academic success, cultural awareness, and civic engagement.

Transfer Students

Transfer House

The Transfer House welcomes all transfer students with an opportunity to live and learn in an environment that fosters a feeling of support and inclusion as they transition into the Sonoma State University community. The programming for this community is centered around providing residents with the opportunity to interact and establish connections with fellow transfer students, as well as programs directly addressing transfer student’s needs as they transition onto campus. The Transfer House provides opportunities for students to explore and engage with the Sonoma State University community, and participate in activities focused on accessing various campus and academic resources that are available to support transfer students. This community would include a Faculty-In-Residence (FIR) who would work closely with the Area Coordinator (AC), Resident Advisors (RA), and campus partners to provide programming to the community.