Sustainable Environments and Engaged Democracy (SEED) Learning Community

The Sustainable Environments and Engaged Democracy (SEED) Residential Learning Community is open to students in any major with a preference to those students in American Political Studies, Anthropology, Applied Indigenous Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Humanities, International Affairs, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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.

SEED enables you to learn and work with people of diverse backgrounds in order to foster creative and beneficial change in the world.

SEED is ideal for students who are considering majoring in:

  • environmental studies
  • politics
  • anthropology
  • sociology
  • ethnic studies
  • education
  • women studies

Priority enrollment

Seats in certain high-demand classes will be reserved for freshman in this Learning Community. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses. Visit Priority Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising.

Seats reserved in:

Fall semester:

  • FS 121 Student Driven Campus Change: 


    Ever wanted to change something for the better? This course will empower and prepare students to work effectively in their communities, social groups and democracy to initiate and achieve social change. Students will learn and discuss topics such as, what makes a good citizen, activism, service and politics, and ways to become leaders in their community. This course will focus on how people organize to create and exercise power to make change. It will also focus on increasing our own toolbox of skills to lead and create movements. We will work to change the culture of engagement on campus and on projects of our choosing.