STAR Learning Community


The STAR Residential Learning Community is open only to students who participate in the five week summer program prior to the fall semester. 

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.

You live with others who share your interests, ethnicity, identity, or worldview.

This community will challenge and motivate you if your interests, experiences, and aspirations have a strong multicultural component, especially if you’re studying:

  • sociology
  • education
  • anthropology
  • ethnic 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:

  • ES 160 – Introduction to Latino(a)/Chicano(a) Studies: This course offers an examination of the social, political, historical and cultural experiences of Latino(as)/Chicano(as) in the United States with particular emphasis on U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Letter grade only.