Communities

Agriculture

This LLC, located in Wells House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to first-year students with a declared major in the Darr College of Agriculture. This LLC will continue to be located in Wells for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Whether you grew up on a farm or in the middle of a huge city, this community is for you. This LLC is supported by the Darr College of Agriculture and is perfect for students who have a passion for all areas of agriculture. From soil to plants to the animals that eat them, Agriculture Bears will have an opportunity to get hands-on experience with everything from wildlife conservation to business and even communication.

BearRacks

This LLC, located in Freudenberger House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to students who are involved in Missouri State’s Military Science or Army ROTC programs. This LLC will continue to be located in Freudenberger for the 2020-2021 academic year.  ***Enrollment of Military Science 101 Course is required. The course is available for all majors. ***

Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless service. Honor. Integrity. Personal Courage. Students will develop their leadership skills while living with others who are learning what it means to serve. Members of BearRacks will live, take classes, and serve with other student leaders involved with the Military Science department and the Bear Battalion (Missouri State University's ROTC). Join BearRacks to explore your interest in military service or a military science minor without committing to military service.

Bears Business Community

This LLC, located in Hutchens House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to first-year students with a declared major or interest in the field of business. This LLC will continue to be located in Hutchens for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

This LLC is supported by the College of Business and is ideal for students interested in business and leadership opportunities. Students have the opportunity to participate in social and educational programs related to academics, professional development, and personal growth. Students in this LLC will be connected with internship and co-curricular opportunities as well as tours to local businesses and service to the community.

Bears for a Just Community

This LLC, located in Shannon House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is for first-year, returning, and transfer students in all majors. This LLC will continue to be located in Shannon for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Become an advocate and make a difference. Expand your cultural competence and awareness as an individual and as a member of a community.  Explore issues like homelessness and poverty, access, immigration, LGBTQ+ rights, and health care. Members expand their social and moral development as individuals and as a community.

Bears for Sustainability

This LLC, located in Hammons House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is for first-year, returning, and transfer students in all majors. This LLC will continue to be located in Hammons House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Students will become environmentally responsible citizens through education and community outreach opportunities that promote sustainability. Join the green movement by learning to live sustainably and create positive environmental, social and economic change on a local and global scale.

Creative Minds

This LLC, located in Shannon House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is for first-year students in all majors. This LLC will continue to be located in Woods House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

A community for students who are creative and want to live with like-minded creators. Major events have included a talent showcase, “craft-ernoons,” art workshops, and opportunities to see performances and shows around Springfield.

First-Year Bears

This LLC, located in Freudenberger, Hammons, Hutchens, Wells, and Woods Houses for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to first-year, traditional aged students in all majors. This LLC will be located in Freudenberger, Hammons, Hutchens, Wells, and Woods Houses for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

This community is designed to enhance each student’s first year of college and help ease the transition into college life. Students will learn about academic resources and explore the campus and Springfield community with other first-year students. Students on these floors receive numerous opportunities to interact with other students and to get involved on campus. In addition, students interact with faculty and staff members in a relaxed setting outside the classroom.

Fit and Well

This LLC, located in Freudenberger House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to first-year students in all majors. This LLC will continue to be located in Freudenberger House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

This is an ideal community for students interested in health, wellness, sport, and fitness opportunities on campus, as well as exploring ways to adopt lifelong healthy behaviors. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities and experiences focusing on fitness, wellness, and overall health.

Follow Your Passion

This LLC, located in Freudenberger House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to first-year, traditional aged students in all majors (including those who are undecided or undeclared). This LLC will continue to be located in Freudenberger House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

College is an adventure! Explore academic options at Missouri State University in a fun, creative way. Students can also explore which major is right for them or discover new areas of passion within their current major or future career plans. Through active hands-on learning, students can discover how individual passions relate to different majors and career choices.

Future Educators

This LLC, located in Shannon House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to first-year students with a declared major in the College of Education or Secondary Education. This LLC will continue to be located in Shannon House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

 

Are you passionate about the development and education of children and adolescents and sharing your passion for learning with others? This community is designed for students intending to be teachers or pursue a career in the field of education. Live with other like-minded individuals, and explore all that MSU and Springfield have to offer future educators.

Future Health Care Professionals

This LLC, located in Blair House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is for first-year students with a declared major in the College of Health and Human Services or Pre-Health. This LLC will continue to be located in Blair House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Supported by the McQueary College of Health and Human Services (MCHHS), this LLC is an ideal living community for those interested in a health care or human services profession. Students have the opportunity to live with and learn from other students who have shared interests and goals in the health care professions while attending events that allow them to connect with faculty, alumni, or local health care professionals or organizations.

Global Community

This LLC is offered to students eligible to live in Sunvilla Tower or Monroe Apartments with an expressed interest in sharing international cultures and language. This community will be located in Shannon House, as well as Sunvilla and Monroe Apartments for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Students from around the world call our Global Community home.  Make lifelong friends, share your culture and learn about others, and network for your future in an increasingly globalized world.

Honors Community

This LLC, located in Scholars House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is for first-year and returning students admitted to the Honors College. This LLC will continue to be located in Scholars House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Honors Community is a home for intellectual engagement with students from a variety of academic areas sharing ideas and learning together. Get connected to the Honors College through regular contact with faculty and staff members inside and outside the classroom.

STEM

This LLC, located in Wells House for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to first-year students with a declared major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. This LLC will continue to be located in Wells House for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Perfect for the budding scientist, mathematician, or engineer, like-minded students share in creating a community of scholars supported by the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS). Students participate in hands-on learning, field trips, and outreach. This community gives students the opportunity to engage with the Dean and professors outside of the classroom. Explore options, find internships and make friends!

Transitions Community

This LLC, located in Kentwood Hall for the 2019-2020 academic year, is offered to transfer students in all majors. This LLC will continue to be located in Kentwood Hall for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

This LLC is for transfer students! Make your Missouri STATEment through shared experiences with other transfer students by joining community of students who are new to the University but not new to college. Learn about Missouri State and Springfield while making lasting campus connections and prepare for the path to graduation.