Now offering two Living Learning Communities and Gender Neutral Housing options for Fall 2018.

Gender Neutral Housing

In order to provide a comfortable and inclusive living environment for all of our residents, we offer both same-sex and gender neutral unit assignments. Gender neutral is a housing option in which two or more residents share a multiple-occupancy unit regardless of the residents’ sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression — any student, any building, any floor plan. For more information, contact our office.

Living Learning Communities

Casas del Rio offers two unique living-learning environments where students with similar interests may live together and participate in programs that cater to their academic, social and personal needs.  Across the board for all communities within our Living Learning Communities, we want the experience of participating in the program to achieve these five goals for the residents:
  • Higher levels of academic self-confidence
  • Improved social experience
  • Increased sense of belonging
  • Increased likelihood of completing degree
  • Overall, smoother college transition

This community, housed on the 1st floor of Pecos, offers Air Force, Army, and Naval ROTC students the opportunity to foster bonds and establish relationships with peers who share similar goals, living habits, and course loads in an environment that values the unique cultures of each branch and encourages excellence and service.

Campus Partners
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
Community Components‚Äč
  • Peer to Peer Mentoring program
  • Advisor hours held in the ROTC conference room
  • Access to a private study area & group study sessions
  • Focused programming & guest speakers 
  • Resident Advisor who is an ROTC student or who understands the community's needs
Outcomes for Students
  • Foster bonds & build relationships with other students who are motivated to serve as military officers
  • Develop a "joint" mindset that values the unique cultures of each military service
  • Enhance understanding of leadership and mentorship styles and development of skill sets
  • Enhance commitment to civic service & engagement

This community, housed on the 4th floor of Gila, is for students wishing to live in a quieter living environment that encourages a healthy, balanced lifestyle — one designed to support their holistic wellness.

All members pledge to live substance-free during their time in the community.

Campus Partners
  • Women's Resource Center
  • LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center
  • Agora Crisis Center
  • CAPS Student Success Center
  • Career Services
  • Accessibility Resource Center
  • Recreational Services & Johnson Gym
Community Components
  • Focused programming & guest speakers
  • Development of individual wellness plans
  • "Recipes for Wellness" Monthly Lunch Series with campus partners
  • Healthy Living Monthly Newsletter with Wellness Dimension focus
  • Substance-Free lifestyle pledge
  • 24/7 Courtesy Quiet Hours
Outcomes for Students
  • Develop essential life skills for living a balanced lifestyle
  • Foster holistic health
  • Begin or sustain a life of purpose and engagement
  • Increase comfort with and ability to access campus resources
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