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Chávez Community Changers



What is the Chávez Community Changers Living Community?


The Chávez Community Changers Experience (C3), students will be able to explore concepts centered around volunteerism, activism, and civic engagement through a lens of service learning while building community with students of similar likes and interests. Students will have the added value of building relationships with faculty/staff and collaborating with departments within the SBU community. 


Program Overview and Requirements


Chávez Community Changer, C3, is a year-long academic commitment, co-curricular programming series. Students will reside together in Chávez Hall 5th floor. For the 2023-2024 academic year, there will be a focus on food insecurity.


  • Attend orientation prior to the start of the Fall Semester
  • Attend all events and/or workshops (4 a semester)
  • Actively engage in google classroom
  • Attend the Spring Break Off-Campus Trip
  • Attend at least one community dialogue or workshop
  • Attend the C3 review reception
  • Remain in good conduct standing
  • Live in designated community spaces


Applying for C3

For the '23-'24 academic year, the application for the Chávez Community Changers Experience is included in your overall housing application.

This is a pilot program and is limited to 29 residents and will only allow individual room selection in the process. To be considered eligible for the program, you must be a rising junior (i.e., someone with earned credits combined with spring enrollment to be in the range of 57-75 credits). Residents in their first year who meet the credit requirements are not eligible for this program and should consider the Second Year Living Community.

  • Application is due March 2, 2023
  • There is not currently a late application process for C3, but we will update this page if one becomes available
  • Applicants will be notified by March 9th if they are admitted into the community