Honors Living-Learning Community
DESCRIPTION OF THE LLC
Sponsored by the Georgia Southern University Honors Program, students in this community 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 must be accepted into the University Honors Program and are required to take an Honors section of FYE 1220H in their first semester along with at least one Honors section of a core course.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
As a result of living in this community, students will…
- Create lifelong relationships with like-minded, bright and motivated students who seek a distinctive and challenging college experience.
- Develop a personal and professional network with upper-division Honors students , alumni, faculty, staff, and community members that can be utilized after their time in the LLC.
- Gain information that will enable them to understand and successfully fulfill the program requirements of the University Honors Program.
- Participate in learning experiences that allow them to understand key concepts within the University Honor Program’s four foundations:
- Critical Sense of Inquiry
- Spirit of Creativity
- Civic Responsibility
- Global Perspectives
- Be assigned a peer mentor. These are upper division students who stay with the students in the community. They are a great resource for the residents to navigate through both classroom and extracurricular life.
- Students must remain in good standing with the University Honors Program. If a student is removed from this program, they will be directed to the Housing Office to complete a room change process and move out of the community. (REQUIRED)
- Students are pre-enrolled in required common courses by the Honors Academic Advising Coordinator. (REQUIRED)
- Students move in a day prior to the rest of the freshman class and attend Honors Welcome Events together. (REQUIRED)
- Students sign a participation contract that outlines a minimum amount of programs they should be attending throughout the year to stay a participant of the community.
- Students are asked to participate in yearly LLC programs, such as the Welcome Social, Cooking with the Profs, Coffee Chats, and Student Advisory Board (SAB) meeting/events.
- All students in the LLC pay a $20 student activity fee each semester that helps pay for the cost of specialty programming. (REQUIRED)
There are many programs that are planned specifically for the students of theHonors LLC. Below is a list of events from previous years:
- Annual Popcorn Welcome Social
- Student Advisory Board Events
- Halloween Tailgate
- Ugly Sweater Competition
- Trivia Nights
- Finding Research Opportunities Panel
- Cooking with the Profs
- Cookies & Conversation Nights
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Attending the Honors Research Symposium
LOCATION & ROOMMATES
Location: Statesboro Campus, Centennial Place
Room Type: Students who choose to live in this community will be placed in a 2 or 4-bedroom suite, which may include a kitchenette with fridge and sink, a living room within a 4-bedroom suite, and access to floor laundry, study rooms, and a full kitchen in the Honors Community Room.
Preferred Roommates: Students may list a preferred roommate on their housing application, but roommate must also meet the requirements of the Honors LLC, apply, list their preferred roommate(s), and opt into the experience before students will be roomed together. We suggest that preferred roommates complete their application materials around the same time since assignment to the community is on a first come, first assigned basis.
HOW TO APPLY
The Honors LLC has a two part process for application: 1) University Honors Program Application and 2) University Housing & LLC Application
- Apply to the University Honors Program: Submit your Application for Admission. Approximately 48 hours after submitting an online admissions application, students will be able to access the My Scholarships application through their Admission Status Check Page. To apply to the University Honors Program, please complete the My Scholarships application, including the Honors essay and request for a reference. Application must be complete by February 1st, 2019. More information can be found on the Honors Program website or by calling the Honors Program office at (912) 478-7926.
- Apply to the Living-Learning Community: Fill out your housing application, mark your interest in the community on the last page of the application, and answer the Honors LLC Supplemental Question within the application. Acceptance into the community will be communicated by April 15th.
Please note, students who are not in the University Honors Program will not be accepted into the LLC. Additionally, just because you are accepted into the University Honors Program does not mean you will be placed in the LLC without completing the steps above.
LLC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
- Dr. Steven Engel, Director of the University Honors Program
- Dr. Francis Desiderio, Associate Director of the University Honors Program
- Erin Martin, Advising Coordinator for the University Honors Program
- Erin McFerrin, Assistant Director of Residential Learning in University Housing
- Natasha Gabara, Resident Director of Centennial Place in University Housing
- TBA, Resident Advisor for Centennial Place in University Housing
Last updated: 9/12/2018