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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Join?

All first year students are eligible to participate in a Theme Community (TC) during their first year at SPSU.

Why Should I Join?

Students who have participated in Theme Communities nation-wide on average are more successful academically and report having a richer college experience overall than students not participating in such programs. The benefits of developing a strong support system as well as opportunities for cooperative learning contribute to this success.

How much does it cost?

There are no additional fees for joining a Theme Community, nor does it require all your time. However, when you have questions, need to get in a study group or want to grab lunch, you will always know someone to call.

How do I request a TC?

Apply online through the Housing Application via Banner Web.

How will I be notified of the status of my request?

You will be notified via email to your SPSU email account if you have been accepted into a Theme Community.

What are the “necessary steps” to join a TC?

To enroll in a TC, you will need to complete the online application process AND have completed a housing contract and paid the housing deposit.

Do I have to live in a special residential area to be in a TC?

All of our Theme Communities will be in Hornet Village 200 except for the Women's Leadership Initiative Theme Community which will house in Howell Residence Hall.

What type of student is the TC program geared toward?

The TC program is geared toward all ability levels of students. Regardless of your major, you can join a Theme Community that interests you.

Are all residence halls for TC accessible to students with disabilities?

Yes! All of our Residence Halls are accessible to students with disabilities.

What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors will serve as a positive role model and a campus resource for students in their Theme Community. The role of the Peer Mentor is to assist the Resident Assistant in programming initiatives and also to plan and organize cultural, intellectual, thematic outings that acquaint the students in their community with the resources of Southern Poly and the greater Marietta area.

What should I do if I need additional information?

If you have questions about Theme Communities please email jcotton@spsu.edu or call 678-915-7335.