Learning Communities

Living Learning Communities (LLC) provide a unique community experience through themed living options in a dedicated area of a residence hall.   Students in Living Learning Communities connect to other students with similar interests, participate in topic specific activities, and explore their community's theme through programs with staff mentors.  Living Learning Communities are optional and students are selected through an application process and placed as space permits.  The Office of Student Life currently offers two first year Living Learning Communities - Leadership Development Community and Service Development Community. 
 
Leadership Development Community
The Leadership Development Community (LDC) is located in Shove Hall and is specially designed to provide first year students with opportunities to explore and develop leadership styles and techniques.  Selected students participate in and help lead weekly programming, participate in an LDC retreat, become members of the National Society for Leadership & Success (Sigma Alpha Pi), have an opportunity to attend regional/national leadership conferences, plus much more!  To be successful in the LDC, all you need is a positive attitude and dedication to developing into the best leader you can be. 
 
Service Development Community
The Service Development Community (SDC) is located in Park Hall and is specially designed to provide first year students with opportunities to develop and promote a vibrant community of socially conscious individuals.  Selected students identify and participate in 15 hours of service per semester, become members of Alpha Phi Omega (a national service organization), have an opportunity to participate in an alternative break service trip, participate in monthly community dinners, plus much more! The SLC is a great place to live to meet others interested in giving back to the community.  

If you are interested in finding out more about the LDC or the SDC contact the Office of Student Life at 315-655-7237.