Special Interest

Leadership House for Women

Special Interest Housing

Guided by our vision to serve as a home away from home and the heart of Jacksonville State University, where traditions are valued, excellence is promoted and pride in one's self, school and community are encouraged, we offer a wide variety of specialty housing options to make sure you #LiveCocky. Whether you are in Greek Life or wanting to live with like-minded peers, specialty housing at JSU is the place for you!

*All rates found below are for Fall 2020/ Spring 2021 Semesters.

The International House Program began in 1946 with five students from France. Initially, the program focused on languages. Today, there are 40 members of the program - 20 American students and 20 internationals. Each international student is from a different country and is roomed with an American student. Though emphasis is still placed on languages, greater emphasis is now placed on the overall aspects of cultural understanding. Truly, the International House Program provides "A Window on the World" for students at Jacksonville State University and the surrounding community.

For more information, please visit the International House website.

Rate: $1,750/semester 

The Leadership House for Women consists of 15 women living together with one common goal - leadership! Our students are actively seeking opportunities to become strong leaders on Jacksonville State University's campus.

The Office of Residence Life offers the Leadership House for Women to those students who are seeking opportunities to grow and get involved within our campus community. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, transfer students, and now incoming first-year students are eligible to apply! For incoming first-year students to apply, they must have a 3.0 GPA. For all other applicants, you must have a 2.5 GPA and have completed one semester on campus to apply.

The Leadership House for Women contains 15 private rooms, each furnished with a full-sized bed, study desk and chair, and a closet. There are two hall-style bathrooms in the house, one upstairs and one downstairs. All utilities (electricity, telephone, water, cable and Internet) are provided. The house contains a fully-furnished kitchen and laundry room. There is a common room with flat screen TV and dining room that residents may use to gather for meals.


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Kappa Sigma is the largest college social fraternity in the world with more than 200,000 living members, including over 20,000 undergraduates and 320 chapters and colonies located throughout the United States and Canada. Founded in 1869 at the University of Virginia, Kappa Sigma International Headquarters is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.

You must be a brother of Kappa Sigma Fraternity to be eligible for this residence option.

Learn more about Fraternity and Sorority Life at Jacksonville State


Pi Kappa Phi was founded by exceptional men who chose to lead. For more than a century, we have stayed true to our roots, developing the next generation of servant leaders who put service before self and work to improve the world around them.

You must be a brother of Kappa Sigma Fraternity to be eligible for this residence option.

Learn more about Fraternity and Sorority Life at Jacksonville State


SPARK LLC is a specialized living environment where first-year students with the same major (Nursing and Undecided) live together and participate in programs that cater to their academic, social, and personal needs.  Students who choose to live in an LLC have a direct connection to their classroom experience, access to intentional events and programs, and dedicated staff and faculty members who work to make the community a success. Students will also have the chance to explore and see what Calhoun County has to offer with their peers.


Living-Learning Communities at JSU support the greater mission of the University and the Office of Residence Life. Living-Learning Communities provide students with innovative residential, academic, and service programming to enhance the college experience. Living-Learning Communities support the development of engaged, responsible, and knowledgeable citizen students within a learning-centered university community.


Living-Learning Communities at JSU provide transformative interactional experiences to enhance student development within the campus environment.


1. Support student development
2. Foster holistic wellness
3. Engage in a culture of inquiry
4. Build a network for support and success
5. Enhance cultural and community awareness

View the SPARK Brochure

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The First-Generation Living Learning Community provides an inclusive living environment for new Gamecocks, who identify as first-generation college students. This community is designed to build a support system among first-generation students, in addition to celebrating each student’s background and successes. It assists in bridging the “two worlds” of school life and home while increasing the visibility of first-generation college students on the JSU campus.

What you will get from FIRSTUP:

  • Access to campus resources before you start classes
  • Connections with other incoming multicultural students
  • Guidance from faculty members who will prepare you for your academic work
  • Guidance from university administrators who will prepare you for life at JSU both inside and outside the classroom
  • Upper class JSU students who will serve as campus mentor to you during your first year on campus


Lisa Koontz, Residence Life Coordinator for JSU Apartment Areas

(256) 782-8447


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