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What is the RISE Living-Learning Community? 

The RISE LLC was created to provide students of color a space for cultural connection and academic support. This LLC gives students an opportunity to live in an environment that fosters unity among underrepresented students. RISE LLC is open to all students of color at WVU

As a member of this LLC, you will:


This community is part of the Evansdale Residential Complex (Towers). Students will choose from available spaces, the majority of which are in double occupancy rooms. Other amenities include on-site dining services, high-speed internet, study rooms, and much more. Students will also have an opportunity to be involved in the larger residence hall community and will be able to participate in all events and activities that occur in the hall.  

For more information about the RISE LLC, contact Niara Campbell. Email Niara


Fall 2020 Application Process

Students must complete all steps to be eligible for the RISE Community. 
  • Complete the RISE Community Application 
  • Apply for a Residence Hall which includes paying the $225 housing deposit and choosing a space in a WVU residence hall. Your room assignment will change if you are selected to live in the RISE LLC; your roommate will be someone who was also selected for the RISE LLC. 
All RISE LLC applications will be reviewed by a committee of staff and students who will select members of the community. Students who apply by February 28 will receive notification of their selection in mid-March. Students who apply after April 1 will be notified of their selection about two weeks after completing the RISE Community Application and the Housing Application.