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Lead and Serve Living-Learning Community

DESCRIPTION OF THE LLC

The purpose of this community is to provide first-year students the opportunity to explore and grow their leadership skills and understanding of the challenges facing their local community. Through participation in this community, students will learn about themselves, others, their environment, and how they can make a lasting, positive impact on Georgia Southern.

Location: Statesboro Campus, Eagle Village


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

As a result of living in this community, students will…

  • Discover and develop their leadership skills by collaborating with others, engaging in service opportunities, and learning more about the communities they belong too.
  • Learn how to have meaningful and civil dialogue with others from various backgrounds and experiences.
  • Be able to identify and obtain campus and community leadership opportunities.
  • Form relationships with peers, faculty, and staff that enable a smooth transition to the college environment.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

Students living in the Lead & Serve TC will be asked to meet basic requirements of the community in order to make the most out of their experience in the community.  Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Students will move in early in the fall to take part in a community welcome events and a service project together.
  • Students will complete a manageable amount of service hours throughout the year and share their service experiences with each other at the end of year celebration. (REQUIRED)
  • Students sign a participation contract that outlines required events, the minimum amount of specialty programs they should be attending throughout the year, and behavioral guidelines.
  • All students in the community will pay a $20 RLC Activity Fee to pay for specialty programming throughout the year.

SPECIALTY PROGRAMMING

What makes our theme communities so special is the ability students have to live with those who have similar interest as them – including their Resident Advisor!  Using the theme of the community, programs are planned based on student interest, special events, and more.  In order to make the most out of your experience, we highly recommend active participation in community activities.  Some of the opportunities offered within Lead & Serve may include, but are not limited to:

  • Attending the Welcome Social, Teambuilding Events, and End of Year Celebration
  • Planning social events for members of the community by being a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB)
  • Having Coffee & Conversations with Members of the Office of Leadership & Community Development
  • Taking part in and leading community service projects
  • Attending sustainability, service, and/or leadership conferences together
  • Developing your leadership style in skills building workshops
  • Learning how to add extracurricular / leadership experience to your professional resume
  • Attending the Student Organization Fair together
  • Going on Alternative Break trips together
  • De-stressing at Exam Break programs in the lounge
  • Getting treats during finals from the Treat Trolly

Last updated: 3/1/2019