The Justice Houses - Niagara University's Living & Learning Communities
This unique living opportunity offered to Niagara University students gives participants the ability to live collectively in a house based on shared hobbies, experiences, cultural interests, and identities. Students who choose to live in Living and Learning Communities have a close connection with their peers, which is enhanced through events, programs, group travel opportunities, and activities.
All house residents will participate in a single course that is team-taught by faculty with expertise in a variety of academic disciplines. Each program maintains a direct connection to a faculty advisor who assists with student and house/campus program development.
The Social Justice, Earth and Environment, and Legal Advocacy Houses are not only tied to an academic department or student organization but also very often provide outreach to the greater Buffalo-Niagara community. Students will work on broad social and environmental issues and interact with community organizations to contribute to meaningful change both on and off-campus. The primary goal of each house is to provide unique educational and cultural, campus inclusive programming. Students can request to stay in these houses during winter and summer breaks in order to work on ongoing projects.
Recent national studies have emphasized that the unique model of Living and Learning Communities creates unmatched benefits for students - higher academic performance, increased connection to peers, faculty, and staff at the university, as well as increased student retention from the spring to fall semester. In order to create this specialized programming and unique experiences for these students, additional funding is often required. Our alumni, donors, and friends of Niagara are an enormous part of what makes our success possible.