The LGBTQAI Studies Residential Learning Community is open to students majoring in Women and Gender Studies (WGS), History, Sociology, Social Work, Applied Indigenous Studies (AIS), Comparative Cultural Studies, Communication Studies, Politics and International Affairs and any major.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection. Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Inter-sex, Ally (LGBTQIA) Studies Learning Community is, an academic community that:

  • honors the contributions and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender peoples and heterosexual allies
  • provides a supportive and safe space for a first-year student
  • allows you to connect with those who share your experiences or interests
  • gives a sense of community that will enable you to achieve academic, social, professional and personal success.

In addition to the courses, activities and events during the academic year, community speakers will enable students to understand the legal, medical, educational, and cultural issues that can arise for LGBTQIA citizens locally and globally. This will strengthen your ability to work within and across contexts involving these communities. 

Priority enrollment

Seats in certain high-demand classes will be reserved for freshmen in this Learning Community. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses, which you will attend with other members of your Learning Community. Visit Priority Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising.

Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester
  • FS 141 – LGBTQAI: Identities and Meanings OR 
  • FS 131 – Gender, Race and the Land