Amplify is a residential learning community at CSU made up of around 300 students who all have majors in the College of Natural Sciences. Through living with fellow science majors, students can study, connect, and make friendships with folks who are in their same first year classes and will be in the same major coursework throughout their undergrad. Amplify is located in one of the newest residence halls on campus that has also been designed for science students with floor to ceiling whiteboard walls, a common study area, a classroom, multiple study rooms (including on the floors).

Students in Amplify will be asked to participate in:

– At least one science themed event/experience, informed by first year students interests & needs, and hosted by our student staff Peer Academic Leaders (PALS).

– At least one study night (hosted three nights a week) in the Academic Commons, where students can form study groups with folks in similar classes, set aside time for homework, and study for exams.

– One “ongoing experience”: a connection to some other part of campus. This can look like many things, and we will give examples to choose from at the start of the year, and have room for flexibility.


For 2022-23, Amplify will have an option to apply to live on a floor for students who identify as women in science.

Our goal: to support and bring students together in a community that amplifies their individual voices, because we know that advancing STEM will only happen when our full selves are included, and that leadership must be defined by the celebration of our unique lenses, stories, and perspectives.