Living Learning Communities
As you may have heard, new Living Learning Communities (LLC) will be available for the Fall 2013 semester. Living Learning Communities offer a unique opportunity to reside with other students who share similar interests within a themed community specifically tailored to your interests. You will have the opportunity to provide direct feedback about programs, share leadership for the development of activities, and have the opportunity to live with other like-minded students.
Living Learning Communities (LLC) are available to returning and new students. To be eligible for a living learning community you must:
- Meet eligibility requirements for the Residence Hall in which the LLC resides
- Have an interest in the topic/focus area for the LLC
- Honors College students must be accepted into the SCSU Honors College
HONORS LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY (WEST CAMPUS)
The Honors Living-Learning Community is specifically for students who are accepted into the Honors College at Southern Connecticut State University. Students who live in the Honors LLC benefit from the opportunity to live among and receive support from other students who are engaged in this inter-disciplinary program. This LLC offers social opportunities for residents, as well as educationally enriching programs. As a member of the Honors LLC, each resident plays an integral role in advising the Office of Residence Life in the development of a positive academic residential experience where Honors students can learn, grow, and thrive during their time at Southern.
HEALTH & WELLNESS LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY (WILKINSON HALL)
The Health and Wellness Living-Learning Community is designed for first- and second-year students of any major who are interested in fitness, nutrition, and wellness lifestyles. Members of the Health and Wellness LLC will have the opportunity to learn to lead a balanced life, including mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Members of the Health and Wellness LLC advise the Office of Residence Life on creating healthy living environments.
SUSTAINABILITY LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY (HICKERSON HALL)
The Environmental Living-Learning Community is designed for first- and second-year students of any major who are interested in green initiatives, such as recycling, energy conservation, and community gardening. Environmentally-themed documentaries, speakers, programs and trips off campus offer students opportunities to learn and promote environmental awareness on campus and in the larger local, national, and global communities. Members of the Environmental LLC advise the Office of Residence Life on implementation of sustainable practices in the residence halls.
NEW FOR 2013: INTERNATIONAL LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY(NORTH CAMPUS)
The International Living-Learning Community is designed for students who wish to explore cultures of the world and global citizenship. Both domestic and international students will mutually benefit from opportunities to learn about world cultures, practice and develop language skills, and live amongst others with shared interest in cultural exchange. Through daily roommate interactions, programs focused both on cultural understanding as well as adapting to live in a new environment, and trips off campus. The International LLC is ideal for students who have or are interested in studying abroad during their time at Southern. This LLC is also ideal for international students who are interested in developing meaningful connections with domestic students. Members of the International LLC advise the Office of Residence Life on international student experiences in the residence halls.
HOW DO I REQUEST A LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY?
Students applying to live in an LLC must meet the eligibility requirements for the residence hall in which the community of interest is established. Students requesting to live in the Honors LLC must be accepted into the Honors College at the time of application.
An electronic application is available on the Residence Life website
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION
Please submit your application by the following deadline dates:
Current Residence Hall Students: Monday, April 1, 2013
New Residence Hall Students: Friday, June 21, 2013