Residential Based Learning Communities

Residential Based Learning Communities (RBLCs) are floors, areas, or buildings where students request to live near others that share an interest in a particular social cause or academic area. They give students the opportunity to enjoy the usual advantages of living on-campus while providing added benefits of living amongst a group of students that have similar goals and interests. RBLCs offer regular events and programming that help build a strong connection with the IUPUI campus, and also bring together faculty, staff, and students around a specific focus through initiatives like “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,”  where academic advisors, instructors, or deans in an academic area are present to eat and interact with residents.  These communities also help students connect to the city of Indianapolis through cultural events, social events at various locations, and community service activities with local non-profit organizations.

Residential Based Learning Communities are housed in Ball Residence HallUniversity TowerNorth Hall and in the Riverwalk Apartments. There are 13 different themes including Women in SciencePurdue HouseKelley House and Qmmunity among others.  Each community has something unique to offer its residents, so learn more about how you can be a part of one of these amazing communities today!

As a participant in an RBLC, residents will:

  • Gain additional insight into their academic area or chosen theme through RBLC initiatives by:
    • Interacting more frequently and directly with faculty and staff
    • Attending resident assistant sponsored programming
    • Participating in opportunities that offer a hands-on approach to learning
  • Establish connections within the IUPUI community by:
    • Networking with peers who share similar interests and classes
    • Learning about leadership opportunities available on campus
    • Identifying resources necessary for academic success
  • Demonstrate transferable skills developed while participating in academic area or theme community activities by:
    • Critically examining their area of interest (which could include major, career, or social causes)
    • Linking personal experiences and classroom learning

Browse RBLCs by:

  • Community Class

    
    Freshmen Only
    
    
    Mixed Community
    
    
    Upper-Class Only
    
    Honors
    Kelley House
    PETM
    SPEA
    STEM
    Health Careers Community
    Herron House
    International House
    Qmmunity
    SoIC
    DEAP
    Liberal Arts Community
    Honors
    Purdue House
    WISH
  • Community Location

    University Tower North Hall Riverwalk Apartments
    Honors (Freshmen)
    Kelley House
    PETM
    SPEA
    STEM
    Health Careers Community
    Qmmunity
    SoIC
    Herron House
    International House
    Honors (Upper-Class)
    Purdue House
    WISH
  • Community Focus

    Major Based Theme Based
    Honors (Freshmen)
    Kelley House
    PETM
    SPEA
    STEM
    Health Careers Community
    Herron House
    SoIC
    Purdue House
    WISH
    Honors (Upper-Class)
    Liberal Arts Community
    DEAP
    Qmmunity
    International House