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Housing learning community inclusive excellenceCoyotes for Inclusive Excellence (CFIE) is an exciting community dedicated to the ideas of social justice, leadership and academic excellence. Join us as we explore identity in new ways, celebrate our rich diversity and support one another for holistic success. This Living Learning Community is also home to our Gender Inclusive Housing options for first year students. Registering for A&S 140 Introduction to Multicultural Studies is highly recommended for the fall semester for residents of CFIE. The Coyotes for Inclusive Excellence LLC is located in the North Complex and for more information on the Living-Learning Community, please contact the Center for Diversity and Community at or 605-677-7248.

Housing learning community global

The Global Leadership (GL) community will emphasize the skills you need to thrive in workspaces that feature global connections and a diverse workforce. Expose yourself to other cultures and worldviews. Learn to embrace input from people whose background or experience differs from your own. Increase your agility – a good thing for both mind and body – by discovering multiple approaches to connect meaningfully. You will score both friendships and an important advantage when it comes to leading teams in virtually any field: healthcare, education, business, public service, etc. The International Office is a proud sponsor of the Global Leadership LLC. We are welcoming all applicants who would like to be a part of a great community focused on leadership development, globalization, and cultural differences. The Global Leadership LLC is located in the North Complex and for more information on the Living-Learning Community, please contact Shama Ali at or 605-658-6217.

Housing learning community honors

The Honors Program is home to the most engaged, curious and motivated students on USD’s campus. Our students are overwhelmingly successful at achieving full, varied, enriching college experiences and the best way to jump start those experiences is by living in the Honors LLC during your first year. Students living on the Honors floor can expect to enjoy competitive trivia nights, participate in a first-year common read, and work with an honors advisor to enroll in common courses during your first year.

For years, seniors have cited the Honors floor as the place where they met their best friends during their freshman year. In fact, the biggest complaint we hear is from students who regret not living in the Honors LLC. The Honors LLC is located in the North Complex and placement is based upon acceptance into the Honors Program. For more information on the Honors Program or Living-Learning Community, please contact

“For me, the Honors Floor provides a diverse yet tight knit community of intelligent, fun peers who motivate me to be successful and experience the best of USD.” – Katie Brust, Honors LLC resident and President of the Beede/Mickelson Complex Council

The ROTC logo shows a lamp, sword and helmet in a circle.The ROTC Living-Learning Community provides students the opportunity to live in a community with other students who are interested in military service. While living in the ROTC LLC, students will be exposed to traditions, customs and current members of the USD ROTC program. Residents of this community will have access to focused programming and guest speakers. In addition, members of the floor who are enrolled in ROTC will take classes together and participate in ROTC Training together. It is encouraged that all first-year ROTC members, as well as any interested students, join this community. For more information on this LLC please contact Sam Otto, at or 605-658-3751.

Wiyuskinyan Unpitipi LogoThe Wiyuskinyan Unpi Tipi, which translates from Lakota to “they are living contently,”  is a community dedicated towards Native American or Indigenous students and/or Native American Studies Majors and Minors. The community is designed to provide students with a supportive community that centers Native American/Indigenous perspectives, cultures, and histories. Students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural and traditional workshops focusing on important conversations about cultural preservation, tribal sovereignty, language revitalization, and the betterment of Native nations. The Wiyuskinyan Unpi Tipi is located in North Complex and shares a floor with the Coyotes for Inclusive Excellence. For more information, please contact Megan Red Shirt-Shaw at