Our specialty communities make it possible for you to live with a small group of students who share similar goals, identities, or cultural interests. Specialty communities can encourage personal growth, enhance academic achievement, and offer leadership opportunities.
The benefits of living in a specialty community include:
- Smaller communities that foster friendship
- Specialized programs and events
- Support for academic endeavors
- Educational experience that extend the classroom
Types of Specialty Communities
Bentley Leadership Floor
The Bentley Leadership Floor (BLF) provides a community for upperclass students participating in the Certified Bentley Leadership program — whether they have fulfilled the requirements or are still in the process — to engage with one another and continue their growth.
As a resident of the BLF, you will enjoy:
- Professional networking
- Leadership programming
- Mentorship opportunities for aspiring CBL students
- Informal conversations and gatherings
Bentley Leadership Floor application (sophomores only)
Global Living Center
The Global Living Center (GLC) provides you with opportunities to connect with peers from around the world and learn about different cultures. Programs and events are designed to bring you together with classmates to discuss international issues, learn about the world economy, and share your own diverse experiences and ideas.
There are two GLC locations:
Global Living Center Application (upperclass students only)
Wellness housing communities are available for both first-year and upperclass students and foster an environment for a healthy and balanced mind, body and spirit, to achieve personal and academic success.
As a wellness housing resident, you will be able to share with your floormates common interests such as:
- Ongoing health and wellness education programs
Wellness Application (upperclass students only)
Women’s Leadership Floor
The Women’s Leadership Floor (WLF) is for incoming, first-year women students only and is limited to 21 students. This community is a safe, welcoming and supportive environment that will prepare you to join and embrace the business world and other leadership positions at Bentley.
Just some of the benefits available to residents of the WLF include:
- An upperclass woman mentor to support you during your first year at Bentley
- Networking events and lectures and presentations by guest speakers
- Opportunities to explore the influence and impact of women on the business world
Women’s Leadership Floor application (incoming freshmen only)
Mixed-gender housing allows two or more students of any gender or sex to share a multiple-occupancy apartment, in mutual agreement. This option is only available in North Campus B.
Mixed Gender Housing Application (upperclass students only)
If you prefer to live off campus, we can help you:
- Rent an apartment or a room
- Find a roommate
- List an apartment or a room for rent
Please note that we do not endorse the properties or individuals listed by the Residential Center. We encourage students, faculty and staff to thoroughly investigate properties and potential roommates before making a financial commitment. We prohibit listings in which additional fees such as realtor fees are charged.
Roommates of Resident Assistants
If you select or are assigned to live in a resident assistant's living space, it's important to understand that the Office of Residence Life and Housing and Student Systems has the right to change your room assignment in the event of an RA or employment change during the year. Some examples of when can occur include if your RA roommate:
- Participates in a study abroad program
- Leaves the position for any other reason
Hosting an Exchange Student
If you are interested in broadening your horizons and making new connections with the world, you may consider hosting an exchange student in your housing group. Living with an exchange student is extremely rewarding, for both you and your new international friend. This is also a wonderful option to round out a group of three roommates who wish to become a group of four. Contact email@example.com for more information.