Living Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities are residential programs that support our students in building community and supporting retention. 

  • Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K.)
    • This learning community first-year retention program focuses on helping students achieve academic success, engage in discourse on social and cultural identity, participate in community outreach and cultivate leadership skills. Students live together in a Living Learning Community in the Pima Residence Hall. 
    • For more information, please contact African American Student Affairs Staff (AASA) or Housing and Residence Life at
  • APIDA Scholars Theme Community
    • Live in an environment that celebrates and explores Asian Pacific Islander Desi American students' cultural identities. Located in the Coconino Residence Hall, the APIDA scholars theme community is an opportunity to transition to college alongside other students who want to incorporate Asian Pacific Islander Desi cultural knowledge and experiences with academic support and mentorship. 
    • For more information contact Asian Pacific American Student Affairs (APASA) or Housing and Residence Life at
  • O'odham Ki: Living Learning Community
    • Pronounced AW-THAM-KEE, this phrase translates from the Tohono O'odham language as "The People's House". This O'odham Ki: Wing provides a welcoming, comfortable and supportive living and learning environment for Native American and Alaskan Native students. This wing affirms cultural identity, emphasizes education and empowerment, and celebrates community. 
    • For more information contact Native American Student Affairs (NASA) or Housing and Residence Life at