NC State students can choose from 15 Living and Learning Villages, covering a variety of interests.
Albright Entrepreneurs Village
The Albright Entrepreneurs Village provides sophomores and above the chance to live and work with entrepreneurial-minded peers. Residents of all disciplines can explore and develop their entrepreneurial interests in an environment that inspires creativity and innovation.
- Develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills through hands-on activities
- Gain valuable entrepreneurial insight from community speakers
- Participate in two life-changing experiences within the entrepreneurial ecosystem with trips to entrepreneurial hotbeds such as New York City and Silicon Valley.
- Get 24/7 access to the eGarage coworking and prototyping space
Do you have a passion or an interest in the arts? The Arts Village is the place for you! A partnership between University Housing and Arts NC State, and located in Turlington Hall, this village unites students from various personal and academic backgrounds who have a passion for the arts and exposes them to the theatre, arts and crafts, music, and dance.
- Get tickets to Arts NC State and local arts events
- Room with students who have a passion for the arts
- Interact with local artists and NC State faculty and staff
- Express your personal creativity in a supportive environment
Black Male Initiative
The Black Male Initiative strives to establish brotherhood and develop leaders among black male students in the Avent Ferry Complex. The group works together to break through unique challenges facing black males.
- Attend workshops on resume building and personal branding
- Get paired with a returning student mentor
- Visit Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities
- Travel to the National Black Male Retreat at the Ohio State University
EcoVillage is open to students from all majors who are interested in sustainability. This interdisciplinary experience allows students to explore their interests in environmental conservation, energy, sustainable industry and business, and agriculture through community service, field trips, social events and educational programming.
- Participate in programs, trips, and tours to promote a sustainable lifestyle
- Attend study groups, faculty events, and resume workshops
- Get guidance from upper-class student and faculty mentors
- Build leadership skills through community service, student programs and participation in EcoCouncil
The Engineering Village is an extension of the College of Engineering’s First-Year Program introducing students to the field of engineering. It encourages thoughtful consideration to complex challenges facing our communities.
- Join an engagement group led by upper-class students
- Gain firsthand experiences and advice from professionals
- Join STEM Outreach through Science Olympiad, Make-A-Thon, and more
- See what engineers do in the real world to better understand how the courses connect with the profession
Exploratory Studies Village
The Exploratory Studies Village is for students entering the university who are undecided about a major. A year of guided inquiry and exploration coupled with one-on-one sessions with their academic adviser helps move students through the career planning and decision-making process.
- Enjoy a location convenient to academic advisors
- Live in either Tucker or Owen residence halls which are exclusively for first-year students, upper-class mentors, and resident advisors.
- Participate in unforgettable programs and traditions such as Battle for the Beach, outdoor adventure trips, leadership retreats, the Pack Academic Workshop Series (PAWS), faculty fellows, pack study walk-in tutoring, and the Exploratory Studies year-end banquet
The Global Village is a living and learning community for those interested in experiencing different cultures. Students live and interact with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, countries, and viewpoints.
- Take excursions to New York City and Washington D.C. as well as within NC
- Room with an international student and experience their culture
- Learn firsthand about other countries—a great opportunity for students considering studying abroad
- Enjoy events like Cup of Culture, where residents sample authentic cuisine and learn more about a culture, and Coffee Talks, where people discuss controversial issues and their global impact
Honors and Scholars Village
The Honors and Scholars Village allows students to enhance their personal growth, advance academic excellence, get involved with their community and have fun in the process. This village is a collaboration between the University Honors and University Scholars programs and University Housing, boast representation from every academic college and every academic year (first year through senior year).
- Dive into culture with themed dinners and tickets to local events
- Go beyond the classroom with book discussions, dialogue-based events, study groups, guest faculty discussions, and research speed data-ing
- Discuss and debate important current issues
- Attend social events like our welcome dinner and end-of-year picnic
- Explore Raleigh’s outdoor and green spaces on hikes and paddles
- Take cultural and outdoor exploration trips abroad
- Participate in hands-on service projects that make a difference the community
Impact Leadership Village
The Impact Leadership Village develops emerging leaders by providing students with the opportunity to learn about leadership models, organizational development, ethics in leadership and global leadership. This community helps students identify their strengths, develop their leadership abilities and learn how to apply these skills to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.
- Engage in a practical application of leadership to real-world issues
- Organize and participate in service opportunities
- Strengthen personal and professional leadership skills
- Visit multiple destinations, including leadership retreats in throughout the U.S.
Native Space is a place for Native American or American Indian students—or those interested in Native American history and culture—to gain a close-knit community on campus. It was designed out of an observed need to provide a more communal experience for incoming Native students through a supportive and culturally engaged campus environment. Residents develop a deeper awareness of Native American history and culture through participation in Native American Heritage Month and the annual NC State Pow Wow.
- Gain a deeper appreciation of Native American history and culture
- Attend academic and professional development workshops
- Build strong, mutually supportive relationships with fellow Native students
- Develop mentoring relationships with staff, faculty, and alumni committed to serving Native American students
Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village
SAY Village is a community for first-year students in any academic discipline who have a passion for working with youth. Students develop one-on-one mentoring relationships with local elementary school students and learn what it means to be a youth advocate.
- Engage in meaningful advocacy discussions with faculty
- Attend game nights, lip sync battles, dances and dinners
- Meet with youth advocacy consultants in various fields
- Travel to DC for a youth advocacy conference
- Mentor a local elementary student; visit the student weekly at school and take trips together to the North Carolina State Fair and Krispy Kreme
One of two village experiences exclusively for upper-class students, the Second-year Transitions And Transfer Experience (S.T.A.T.E.) Village provides second-year and transfer students with opportunities to make the most of their NC State experience. We focus on the six core pillars essential to student success: academic success, career development, community and global engagement, diversity, leadership and life skills.
- Live in Wolf Village, an apartment-style community with a fitness room, volleyball courts, and outdoor grills on-site
- Take free trips to places like SkyZone and Durham Bulls games
- Attend faculty dinners, Crucial Conversations workshops, the Chocolate Festival, student leadership conferences and more
Wellness Village is open to all NC State students committed to living a balanced lifestyle. The village encourages developing and maintaining personal overall wellness through coursework, small programs, mentorships and high-impact events. Signature events include trips, FitBit challenges, and wellness workshops.
- Develop friendships in a positive environment
- Participate in social activities like skating, trampoline parks, dinners and more
- Attend presentations by partners, skill-based workshops, and local tours
- Give back through community service on campus and with local food banks and animal shelters
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Village
WISE Village is a living and learning community created for female first-year and sophomore students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Membership in WISE provides a powerful networking opportunity with other goal-oriented women as you pursue your STEM major.
- Live in Lee Hall, which has two private lounges and a computer lab for WISE women
- Enjoy early fall move-in for the Summer Bridge program
- Gain academic support through tutoring and mentoring
- Attend social events like WISE Wednesdays and the Women’s Speaker Series
Women of Welch Village
The Women of Welch (WOW) Village enhances women’s leadership opportunities outside the classroom through empowerment, leadership development, self-awareness, diversity and social justice. WOW creates a holistic community that encourages individual women’s growth while challenging members to act as citizens of a global community.
- Enjoy the comfort of a close-knit community nestled in the only all-female residence hall on campus.
- Have fun at social community-building events and attend shows, plays, and dinner with faculty
- Travel to places like Washington, D.C. and New York City to celebrate culture and explore networking opportunities