Follow Up Form for Creating a Themed Community
Guidelines for Themed Communities
- If a student organization is making the request, it must be a registered student organization at the time the request is submitted.
- If a campus department is making the request, there must be a full-time staff member who is agreeing to take responsibility/ownership of the community (see #6-10).
- It is necessary for new theme communities to be created at least 12 months in advance of the anticipated starting fall semester date, with requests placed 18 months in advance. Exceptions can be made, as space allows.
- A meeting with Housing and Residence Life Staff/ULP will be scheduled to consider your facility and programming needs, bed space requests, and how long we will hold the space before assigning it to those outside your community. (Your community may get approved but it may not be in your preferred space.)
- In order to start and remain a theme community there must be a minimum of 6 participants.
- Coordinator or designee to meet monthly with RLD for Themed Living Learning Communities and/or RD/RLC/Resident Assistant(s) assigned to your community.
- Coordinator will communicate with your students throughout the summer.
- Coordinator will ensure that organization remains a registered student organization.
- Coordinator or designee will collect sign in sheets for all theme community programs and submit to the RLC for Themed and Living Learning Communities.
- Coordinator will plan, in coordination with residence life staff, a welcome meeting during welcome week to introduce participants to each other, and to residence life staff. this will also be their first floor meeting with the RA for policy review and expectations for living in a community environment.
- Participants in your themed community will be expected to abide by all HRL/ULP policies, sign license agreement and pay an applicable fees.
- Participants in your themed community will be expected to complete survey/assessments at beginning and end of the experience.
- No master lease agreements will be approved for an themed communities.