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. In addition to peers, this community has Upperclassman Peer Mentors who live in the community and host open study hours and fun programs throughout the year. Like your Resident Advisor, these volunteers are a great resource for the residents to navigate through both classroom and extracurricular life.
Students in this LLC must be accepted into and meeting the requirements of the University Honors Program. See “LLC Application & Roommate Notes” below for more information.
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
- Student 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.
- Student is pre-enrolled in required common courses by the Honors Academic Advising Coordinator.
- Student moves in the Wednesday before OMI to attend Honors Welcome Events together.
- Student pays the $20 RLC Activity Fee each semester that helps pay for the cost of specialty programming.
What makes our Living-Learning Communities so special is the ability students have to live with those who have similar interests/goals as them (including their Resident Advisor), build meaningful connections with faculty and staff, and participate in experiences that will enable them to reach their personal, academic, and professional goals. In order to make the most out of your experience, we highly recommend active participation in both community requirements and specialty programs offered for residents of the community. Some of the specialty programs that may be offered this upcoming year in the Honors LLC include, but are not limited to:
- Annual Popcorn Welcome Social
- Student Advisory Board Events, such as Halloween Tailgate, the Annual Ugly Sweater Competition, Themed Trivia Nights, and More!
- Finding Research Opportunities Panel
- Cooking with the Profs
- Cookies & Conversation Nights
- Leadership Development Workshops
- Open Study Hours with Peer Mentors
- Community Service Projects
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Attending the Honors Research Symposium
- End of Year Celebration
APPLICATION & ROOMMATE NOTES
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 and indicate your interest in the community on the application. If you are accepted into the University Honors Program, you will receive a email offer to live in the community and you must fill out the attached form to accept your place in the community.
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
Last updated: 12/2/2019