The following is the list of Living Learning Communities & Theme Housing for the 2015-2016 academic year. If you have questions about any of these communities or if you would like more information, please contact us.
Active Community Together (Smith Hall)
Active Community Together(ACT) works to create a space where members can create healthy and active lifestyles . Members hope to motivate each other and the Cornell community to be more conscious about how they live their lives and make changes to better it.
BACO Umoja (Armstrong House)
The Black Awareness Cultural Organization (BACO) is a union that will confront problems and concerns of Black students, as well as help to provide avenues for change for all human beings. As house and community members, we will focus on making ourselves available to all. The core purpose/value of the house will be to offer a place of refuge for anyone who has felt discriminated against because of their race, sexuality, spirituality, gender, or ideas as a human being. The Intercultural Life office will be a pivotal force in the process of every program and event. They will also assist the Living and Learning Community financially.
Environmental Community Outreach (10th Ave Apartments)
The lifestyle of the average Western citizen is consumption-centric, highly delocalized, and resource-intensive. Though many people are realizing the inherent instability of this high-impact status quo, they are unsure how to move beyond it; Sustainable Living, the founding principle of the Environmental Community Outreach (ECO) House, endeavors to bridge that gap. The ECO house hopes to become a force for transformation within the Cornell and Mount Vernon communities, providing material resources, knowledge, laughter, and inspiration for those seeking to live lightly and joyfully through the essential changes ahead.
Octave (Smith Hall)
Octave is a music community. We are dedicated to the musical education of ourselves and the community. To accomplish this edification, we teach weekly lessons to underprivileged youth in Cedar Rapids, and have a monthly radio show and newsletter. As a community we also provide lessons to students on Cornell College campus, perform at least one concert a year, and put together small ensembles for events on and off campus.
Third Wave Resource Group (Cottage House)
Third Wave Resource Group (TWRG) is a student rights and resource group centered in Harlan House, a safe, comfortable environment for community members which provides information, equality and empowerment informed by feminism. Resources we provide include: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocacy, Access to Safe Room, Emergency Transportation, Library, Kitchen, Sewing Room, Safe Zone, Confidentiality.