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Living-Learning

Group of students studying outside of their dorm

A living-learning community is a community of students who live together in a university residential facility or a portion of the building, such as a floor or wing, and participate in academically and intellectually engaging learning activities designed specifically for them.

Research has shown that students in living-learning programs tend to have a smoother transition to college, higher grades, more mentoring from faculty, a stronger sense of civic engagement, and fewer problems with alcohol and other drug use.

IUP’s Residential Revival—a multiyear project started in 2006 to replace or renovate all university-owned student housing—promotes this living-learning philosophy.

These facilities provide designated areas for faculty-student discussions and activities that enhance student interaction and multicultural awareness.

IUP’s living-learning communities are as follows:

Major or Theme Building Community Location (s)
Art Fine Arts Putt Hall
Asian Studies Global Awareness Wallwork Hall
Business Business Stephenson Hall
Communications Media Education and Educational Technology Ruddock Hall
Computer Science Natural Sciences and Mathematics Northern Suites
Education Education and Educational Technology Ruddock Hall
Fine Arts (Picasso, Gillespie, and Fosse Communities) Fine Arts Putt Hall
Food and Nutrition Wellness Suites on Maple East
Global Awareness Global Awareness Wallwork Hall
Health and Physical Education Wellness Ruddock Hall
Human Development and Environmental Studies
Fine Arts Putt Hall
Intensified Study Natural Sciences and Mathematics Northern Suites (east wing)
Law and Society (students enrolled in Criminology,Political Science, Pre-Law Tracks, English, and Sociology) Social Justice and Civic Engagement Delaney Hall
Leadership Development Leadership Development Suites on Pratt
Mathematics, Computer Science, and Psychology
Natural Sciences and Mathematics Northern Suites
Mindfulness Wellness Putt Hall
Music Fine Arts Putt Hall
Natural Sciences Natural Sciences and Mathematics Northern Suites
Nursing and Allied Health Wellness Suites on Maple East
Piso Cervantes (Spanish) Global Awareness Wallwork Hall
Robert E. Cook Honors College Robert E. Cook Honors College Whitmyre
ROTC Leadership Development Delaney Hall
Safety Sciences Natural Sciences and Mathematics Northern Suites
Substance-Free Lifestyle (SOAR) Wellness Suites on Maple East, Second Floor
Social Justice and Civic Engagement Social Justice and Civic Engagement Delaney Hall
Transitions (second-year students transferring from IUP Punxsutawney, IUP at Northpointe, and other higher education institutions) Natural Sciences and Mathematics Northern Suites
Theater and Dance Fine Arts Putt Hall
Wellness Wellness Suites on Maple East
Women's Leadership
Leadership Development
Suites on Pratt
Women in Math, Science, and Technology Natural Sciences and Mathematics Northern Suites
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