Warner College offers three Residential Learning Communities (RLCs)

Warner RLCs support first-year students in the college through professional leadership development in natural resources. Students select a leadership theme in one of three tracks: equity and leadership, outdoors leadership, or sustainability leadership.  Beyond theme-based leadership development, Learning Community students have opportunities to connect their academic and social learning within the residence hall setting in Summit Hall with the goal of an enriched living experience for all participants. First-year students majoring in any one of Warner’s major programs are eligible to apply!

In the fall semester, the program offers first-year students linked enrollment in special sections of NR 192: First Year Seminar in Environmental Studies and CO 150: College Composition. Students participate in professional development experiences to expand their knowledge and skills and take part in career exploration in their chosen fields of study. At the start of the fall semester, all WCNR RLC students additionally engage in a common reading, have early room selection privileges, and participate in programming at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Spring programming includes participation in the Banff Mountain Film Festival at CSU.


OUR THREE TRACKS


Live

together with like-minded students focused on equity and leadership in natural resources.

Learn

in a NR 192 seminar focused on diverse perspectives in natural resources, environmental justice, and leadership to support and promote equity in natural resources. Students requiring CO 150 will also take part in a linked section focused on natural resource food, energy and water issues.

Engage

with natural resources faculty, graduate students, and student leaders as well as community leaders working in social justice and the environment. Gain important professional development knowledge and networking connections.

Connect

to all students in the Warner RLCs by taking part in special programming both on campus and at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Service learning, out-of-class lectures, and other activities are also offered for personal growth and community engagement.

Live

together with like-minded students focused on outdoor leadership in natural resources.

Learn

in a NR 192 seminar focused on philosophy and history of natural resources as well as topics specific to outdoor leadership and engagement. Students requiring CO 150 will also take part in a linked section focused on natural resource food, energy and water issues.

Engage

with natural resources faculty, graduate students, and student leaders as well as community leaders working in natural resources and the outdoors. Gain important professional development knowledge and networking connections.

Connect

to all students in the Warner RLCs by taking part in special programming both on campus and at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Service learning, out-of-class lectures, and other activities are also offered for personal growth and community engagement.

Live

together with like-minded students focused on sustainability leadership in natural resources.

Learn

in a NR 192 seminar focused on dimensions of sustainability in natural resources and diverse topics in sustainability leadership and engagement.  Students requiring CO 150 will also take part in a linked section focused on natural resource food, energy and water issues.

Engage

with natural resources faculty, graduate students, and student leaders as well as community leaders working in natural resources and sustainability. Gain important professional development knowledge and networking connections.

Connect

to all students in the Warner RLCs by taking part in special programming both on campus and at the CSU Environmental Learning Center. Service learning, out-of-class lectures, and other activities are also offered for personal growth and community engagement.

Congratulations to recent WCNR RLC Participants for your leadership impact!

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Diego Tovar, Faith Kelly, and Rachel Jackson, in Natural Resources & Sustainability, who serve as officers in

CSU’s Chapter of MANNRS: Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences.

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Hunter Johnson, in Outdoor Leadership, who serves in state leadership for Colorado Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (CoPARC).

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Rachel Jackson and Emma Long, in Natural Resources and Sustainability, who rocked CSU’s Women in Science video. See them at the 15 second mark.

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Preston Lim,  in Outdoor Leadership, who was selected to serve as a fishing guide in the Alaskan Wilderness in Summer 2020.

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Locke Stubblefield, in Outdoor Leadership, received the WCNR Wilderness Award at the annual WCNR College Awards Banquet in April 2019.

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If you will be an entering first year Warner Ram, you, too, can make your own impact!

Consider joining the WCNR RLCs!

Interested?

Applications for Fall 2022 Now Being Accepted!

For more information contact: 

Dr. Kaye Holman, WCNR Learning Communities Director
kaye.holman@colostate.edu
(970) 491-2139
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COVID impacts and unknowns may modify designated housing for CSU Learning Communities as University Housing continues to follow the direction of the University and local health officials to determine the best way to manage housing assignments. For students accepted to the WCNR RLCs, if the University is unable to assign you to our communities’ designated hall, you will still be able to participate in WCNR RLC linked courses and other activities. We will work closely with our University Housing partners in supporting the residential experience of students.

Reminder: Warner Residential Learning Communities are only available to students enrolled in one of WCNR’s major programs.