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Southern Leaders Living-Learning Community


Sponsored by the Office for Leadership & Community Engagement (OLCE), incoming first-year students who are a part of the Southern Leaders program are invited to apply to the Southern Leaders Living-Learning Community.  Being a first-year Southern Leader already gives students the opportunity to take part in leadership coaching programs, plan for their Southern Leader Legacy Project, and be in classes with other student leaders.   Being a part of the LLC takes this experience further by allowing Southern Leaders to live together, take LLC-designated courses together, participate in social activities, network with faculty, staff, upperclassman, and alumni, and take part in unique leadership/service experiences determined by the LLC members.  

Due to conflicting class requirements, Eagle Incentive Program (EIP) students are not eligible to join this LLC.



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

  • Discover and develop their talents into strengths by collaborating with other LLC participants, faculty & staff, and community members.
  • Understand what wicked problems are and experiment through service and coursework to address complex social issues.
  • Explore their leadership style and practice skills through LLC and campus-wide leadership opportunities.



  • Students must be accepted and in good standing with the OLCE Southern Leaders Program.  If a student leaves this program prior to spring break, they will be directed to the Housing Office to complete a room change process and move out of the community.
  • Students must be enrolled in and passing required common courses.  These courses fulfill the Southern Leaders course requirements of LEAD 1000 and LEAD 2000.
  • 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 required to participate in yearly LLC programs, such as the Welcome Social, Fall Orientation, and Spring Retreat.
  • All students in the LLC pay a $20 student activity fee each semester that helps pay for the cost of specialty programming.



There are many programs that are planned specifically for the students of the Southern Leaders LLC.  Below is a list of events from previous years:

  • Join the Student Advisory Board (SAB)
  • Teambuilding on the High Ropes Course
  • Coffee & Conversations
  • LLC Dinner with Southern Leader Staff
  • Coffee Chat with Dr. Deal, Director of OLCE
  • Service Trips & Projects
  • Attending Sustainability, Service, and/or Leadership Conferences
  • Leadership Skills Building Workshops
  • De-stressing at Exam Break programs in the lounge
  • Leadership Coaching Sessions with Upperclassman
  • Getting treats during finals from the Treat Trolly



Location: Statesboro Campus, Eagle Village

Room Type: Students who choose to live in this community will be placed in a 2 or 4-bedroom suite, which includes a kitchenette with full size fridge and sink, a living room within suite, and access to laundry, study rooms, and a full kitchen in the Southern Leaders Lounge.

Preferred Roommates: Students may list a preferred roommate on their housing application, but roommate must also meet the requirements of the Southern Leaders 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, as assignment to the community is on a first come, first assigned basis.



The Southern Leaders LLC has a two part process for application: 1) Southern Leaders Application and 2) University Housing & LLC Application

  1. Apply to Southern Leaders: 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 Southern Leaders, please complete the My Scholarships application, including marking interest in Southern Leaders and filling out application question.  Application must be complete by February 1st, 2018.  More information can be found about the Southern Leaders program on the website or by calling the Office for Leadership & Community Engagement office at (912) 478-1435.
  2. 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 Southern Leaders LLC Supplemental Question within the application.  Acceptance into the community will be communicated by April 15th.

Please note, students who are not in Southern Leaders will not be accepted into the LLC.  Additionally, just because you are accepted into Southern Leaders does not mean you will be placed in the LLC without completing the steps above.




  • John Banter, OLCE Associate Director
  • John Egan, OLCE Leadership Educator
  • Lacey Cooper, OLCE Graduate Assistant
  • Erin McFerrin, Assistant Director of Residential Learning in University Housing
  • Telecia Taylor, Resident Director of Eagle Village in University Housing
  • Miranda Garske, Graduate Resident Director for Southern Leaders
  • Zachary Lemons, Resident Advisor for Eagle Village in University Housing

Last updated: 10/31/2018