Living, Learning Communities
At Keystone College, we want you to make the most out of your college career. That's why we encourage you to participate in one of our Living, Learning Communities.
A living, learning community is a group of individuals who share common values and beliefs, and are actively engaged in learning together from each other. These communities engage those students living in residence halls by providing more opportunities for academic and personal growth within the Keystone College community.
- To create an environment better suited for learning through focused programming, events and services.
- To form better relationships with fellow classmates and faculty.
- To keep the students engaged, interested and focused on their academic, personal and professional goals.
These communities are a collaborative effort between various offices to provide programs and activities that are designed especially for a particular group of students in order to help them achieve success at Keystone College.
First Year Experience
The FYE encourages students to begin developing their identities by exploring personal values, identifying personal strengths and areas for improvement, and making safe and socially responsible decisions. This program also focuses on effective community engagement by supporting students as they develop a sense of belonging and as they come to understand how their actions affect the world around them.
Sophomore Year Experience
The SYE aims to find a person to whom each student can look for guidance. Often students simply need a guide to help them over the bumps in the road. We plan to identify faculty members, administrators, staff, or upperclassmen who are willing and eager to motivate, inspire, and prepare sophomore students for successful futures.
The Independent Living configuration is intended to help meet the ever changing needs of students and to give them a greater sense of personal freedom. The independent living style will help promote an environment that fosters independence, responsibility, and unity while still experiencing the benefits of living on campus and preparing for life after college.