Hawk Hall: Residential Learning Communities
This residence is organized around theme communities where students live among others who share their interests or who are taking course(s) together. Students who live together collaborate closely with fellow students, faculty and staff. They have a unique opportunity to become leaders through required participation in activities and projects of their Residential Learning Community (RLC). Described below are the eight theme-community options:
WISET (Women in Science, Engineering and Technology)
Imagine the interesting and exciting experience you will have meeting, interacting, and bonding with other women students majoring in science, engineering, architecture, technology, and computer science. Together you will share the opportunities and challenges of your majors, and will find classmates and peers who will be supportive of your efforts and success. Members of this residential learning community utilizing their common interests and shared passions will participate in civic engagement and community service.
The residents of this community learn about healthy lifestyle options that can benefit mind, body, and soul such as meditation, exercise, and nutrition. Programs provide a fun way to experience with wellness concepts and ideas that may not be familiar to you. Students selecting to live on this floor commit to leading an alcohol, nicotine, and other substance-free lifestyle. Residents of this community will work together as a team to plan and present programs focused on the topic of wellness.
This residential learning community is a great way to develop leadership skills and ultimately discover your own leadership style. Students will participate in the University's freshman leadership development program called Emerging Leaders, and with other members of your residential learning community will get involved in improving the University through projects developed and implemented by all of you.
Students have the option to take AUCX190 Leadership: Myths and Realities, if it fits into your fall schedule of courses. For most students this course will fulfill an AUCS general education requirement and for others it will be an elective.
If you are the type of student who wants to help make a difference in the lives of others, this is the RLC for you. Students will learn about the problems of homelessness, hunger, and other societal issues from faculty and special guests and will participate in community service projects both on and off campus. Such projects may include building with Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at a food shelter, visiting seniors in assisted living accommodations, and assisting with campus clean-up projects.
A residential learning community that focuses on cross-cultural understanding. You will have the opportunity to challenge your perspective and develop an appreciation for other cultures, ideas, and attitudes through discussions, movie nights, getting to know international students, cultural cuisine, dance, music, and guest speakers. This unique experience will allow you to explore your own culture and give you the insight to explore other cultures. Take this important step toward becoming a global citizen. You will share your cultural expertise and experiences with others through programming and community service.
The Green Team
This residential learning community integrates into the living experience a concern for the environment and environmental issues. Students will work with faculty and staff on projects designed to improve the environment and to increase environmental awareness both on campus and in the community. Join others in working toward a healthier planet!
Honors: The Pursuit of Excellence
How does thinking lead to action that makes life worthwhile? The Honors residential learning community tries to answer this question through a combination of critical reflection and action. Students will take Honors 172 (an honors section of Introduction to Philosophy) and will investigate issues of individual human responsibility and your roles within various communities. You will join with other members of the residential learning community to develop and participate in University and community service activities. In order to live in the Honors RLC, students must receive a President's, Regents, or National Honor Academic scholarship.
Students in this residential learning community will promote Hawk Spirit by learning what it means to be a "Hawk" (to live the mission of the University of Hartford), and how to organize and motivate both themselves and other students in the residence hall and all over campus. Working as a team they will encourage the development of Hawk Spirit in the hall, on campus and inthe local community as they actively develop and implement initiatives that support University, community, athletic, and cultural events.