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Residential Learning Communities

A top priority for our department is to ensure that students are successful in their transition to college.  Because of this, we provide opportunities for students to participate in one of our Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) or Theme Communities (TCs).  Research shows that students who reside in these communities are provided more opportunities for interaction with faculty outside of the classroom, receive greater academic support opportunities, cultivate a greater connection to the University, and have a stronger sense of belonging within their community. All these factors ultimately lead to greater success as a student.

What is a Living-Learning Community (LLC)?
An LLC is composed of students who want to live together and participate in a common academic or university program together.  These communities have required common courses, campus partners that support the programs of the LLC, Student Advisory Boards, Peer Mentors, and student participation requirements.

What is a Theme Community (TC)?
A TC is composed of students who want to live together and share a common interest or identity.  This serves as the central focus of the community and its programming.  Common courses, Student Advisory Boards, Peer Mentors, and student participation requirements vary from TC to TC.

Students who participate in a Residential Learning Community pay a $20 student activity fee each semester (exception ROTC TC) which supports the academic, career, social programs or service initiatives.  To learn more about each of our communities (including requirements, common courses, fees and how to apply), click on the community icon below!

 

 2018-2019 LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Sponsored by the University Honors Program, this LLC is open to first-year students who have been accepted into the Honors Program.  Through participation in this community, students will have the opportunity to engage with other Honors students, faculty, and alumni through socials, faculty chats, research panels, and more.  Students in this LLC are required to take an LLC-designated sections of FYE 1220 and other Honors courses together.

Visit academics.georgiasouthern.edu/honors for more information.

Location: Centennial Place Suites

Sponsored by the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering & Computing (CEC), this LLC is designed for first-year CEC majors.  Through participation in this community, students will have access to academic support, professional development programming, social programming, and opportunities to meet with faculty and alumni outside of the classroom.  Students have the opportunity to take part in a common FYE course and will be pre-enrolled in general education courses together.

Location: Southern Pines

Sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics (COSM), this LLC is for first-year COSM majors.  Through participation in this community, students are able to connect with other COSM majors and faculty, while being provided with academic support resources, professional development opportunities, socials, and more.  Students in this LLC are required to take an LLC-designated sections of FYE 1220 together and will also be pre-enrolled in general education courses together.

Location: Eagle Village

Sponsored by the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement (OLCE), this LLC is designed for first-year students who have been accepted to the Southern Leaders program.  These students are interested in making a difference in their world by learning how to creatively tackle challenges facing our global community through collaboration, leadership, and service.  Students in this LLC are required to take an LLC-designated sections of FYE 1220 and LEAD 2000 together 

Visit students.georgiasouthern.edu/leadserve/southernleaders for more information.

Location: Eagle Village

2018-2019 THEME COMMUNITIES

Students in Alliance are interested in learning more about their own intersecting identities, cultures outside their own, and making connections on campus.  Participation in this community allows students to engage in meaningful dialogue, find campus resources that support their identity, and connect with their community.

Location: Watson Hall

Students in Geektopia have the opportunity to proudly share their geeky tendencies.  Participation in this community allows students to live with others who are passionate about geek culture, comic books, sci-fi, anime, and gaming and provides them with opportunities to explore how these fantasy worlds influence our own.

Location: Watson Hall

The Global Crossroads community pairs domestic and international students with each other for a unique experience that allows students to learn about a different culture.  This community, great for international studies and business majors, allows students to participate in programs and take a common FYE 1220 course together.

Location: Centennial Place Suites

*American students should apply on the University Housing website to be a part of this community.  International students can learn more from the Office of International Programs & Services.

Students in Rhythm are able to connect with others who are majoring in music, members of the Georgia Southern Ensembles or Marching Band, and those just interested in music.  Participation in this community allows you to listen to, create, appreciate, and discuss music with other passionate students.

Location: University Villas

Sponsored by the Department of Military Science, students in the Georgia Southern’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) are housed together in the ROTC Theme Community.  Members of the community participate in common courses, events, and training.  Student are assigned to these spaces by the ROTC program.

Location: Southern Pines

Students in Transfer Strong have the opportunity to live and connect with other students transferring to Georgia Southern University.  Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn about academic/professional resources available at Georgia Southern and become involved in campus organizations dedicated to transfer students.

Location: Freedom’s Landing

 

Last updated: 10/31/2017