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Living on campus is a vital component of Gettysburg College's educational experience. Our residential life program is designed to provide students opportunities to learn about themselves, others, and how to be engaged citizens on campus.

Sophomore students work closely with professional and student staff to develop vibrant communities, capitalize on the "teachable moments" that emerge through the residential experience, and take advantage of resources offered to students. The Sophomore Learning Plan is intended to prepare students to be active leaders who take purposeful action in service of the community. The learning plan has, as its foundation, the Citizenship Pillars:

Be Curious
Ask questions, think critically, and be creative; opening yourself to new opportunities as you pursue knowledge and self-understanding.

Own Your Experience
Design your journey, make decisions, and take personal responsibility for all dimensions of your life.

Engage Difference
Commit to experiences that challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and examine your current perspectives, in order to expand your understanding of others and contribute to the advancement of our inclusive community.

Make an Impact
Translate your values into practice through thoughtful interactions that contribute to the life of the community.

The core of the Sophomore Resources program focuses on the idea of building connections: connections with other students, connections with faculty (with a special focus on faculty advising), and connections with campus resources and opportunities. Community Advisors (CAs), students employed by the Office of Residential & First-Year Programs, are an integral component who serve as the bridges that connect students.