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Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are academic programs that partner with part or an entire residential community. In addition to living amongst students in the same major, college, academic focus or program, we bring events around this program to you in the building. LLCs for 2016-2017 are, as follows.
The Adventure Living-Learning Community, in Finley Hall, offers residents the opportunity to establish friendships and explore the landscapes of Oregon. Adventure leadership education provides awe-inspiring, transformative experiences to students each year. By attending a variety of courses and programs including adventure trips, skill workshops, and social gatherings, students develop lifelong leadership qualities in combination with environmental ethics and outdoor skills.
Members of the Adventure Living-Learning Community (ALLC) are expected to fulfill the following
Update for 2017-2018
The Arts + Social Justice Living Learning Community is only available for the current academic year of 2016-2017, after that it will no longer be available.
The Arts & Social Justice Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a space for visual artists, performance artists, and creative writers to connect, engage and inspire art in the interest of positive sustainable change. Residents of the ASJLLC are required to enroll in courses together as a part of the living learning community experience.
In partnership with the University Exploratory Studies Program, the EXPLORE Living-Learning Community in Callahan Hall is a residential space focused on major and career exploration. Students in this community will be able to explore their interests, values and goals by gathering information through programming, experiential learning, community building and coursework. Students will also have the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff and other students in exciting ways as they explore their options inside and outside of the classroom. This active exploration will prepare students to make well-informed academic and career decisions. First year students in any major who are committed to exploration are invited to join EXPLORE.
For students joining the EXPLORE Community in Fall 2017, an additional step in the LLC application process is required. The supplemental application will be available online by April 3.
This residential community, located in Hawley & Buxton halls, helps students become integrated into the OSU College of Engineering community, with programming centered on engineering concepts and activities. In addition, the community provides opportunities for interaction with College of Engineering faculty and advisors. These staff members can help students be successful and become engaged on campus, whether it is through one of the over 70 COE clubs or in undergraduate research. Living in the Engineering Living-Learning Community allows students to connect with others in the same engineering core courses and to take advantage of extra help through tutoring support services provided in residence.
Benefits of the Engineering Living-Learning Community
The Global Village in the International Living-Learning Center (5th floor) is a community for International and American students who are passionate about cultural exchange and global experiences. Through partnership with INTO OSU and the College of Liberal Arts, the Global Village offers international-domestic and INTO-direct admit international roommate pairs, globally-themed hall programs and faculty workshops, and hands-on service learning experiences. If there is high demand, an additional application may be required.
For students joining the Global Village Community in Fall 2017, an additional step in the LLC application process is required. The supplemental application will be available online by April 3.
The Health & Well-Being Living-Learning Community is a space for students to connect with other students who are excited about health and science, especially the intersection of these fields and the perspective of improving our communities across Oregon and beyond. This program is in partnership with both the College of Science and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. It is highly recommended for students pursuing science and health degrees. It is located in McNary Hall.
Community is about more than buildings. It's about the people and the environment around you. Honors College (HC) residents are surrounded by like-minded students who appreciate a healthy balance of peace and quiet mixed with inspiring academic activities and stimulating social experiences. HC members have the opportunity to interact with Honors College faculty through academic and intellectually-focused programming and during in-hall office hours. Within the robust living and learning community, HC students receive priority housing at an honors wing of Sackett Hall as well as at West hall, which is an entirely HC community. West offers suite-style rooms, computing, printing and collaborative resources, on-site Honors advising and a large kitchen facility. Sackett Hall features walk-in closets, rooms with a separate sleeping porch and renovated bathrooms. In addition, Sackett offers an extensive student engagement and study space, faculty office space and is in close proximity to the Learning Innovation Center (LInC), the new home of the HC since fall 2015.
Weatherford Hall and Poling Hall are the homes for Innovation Nation, the College of Business Living Learning Community. Weatherford and Poling provide faculty and program offices, classroom space and student rooms. Weatherford additionally provides two self-contained suites for visiting entrepreneurs, investors and professors, a cyber cafe, and an entrepreneurship library. All incoming new freshmen that are Pre-Business majors are required to live in Weatherford or Poling Hall their first year, although those with an interest in International Business may also apply to live in the Global Village LLC.
The Mindfulness Living Learning Community, which will be located in McNary Hall, is a space for students interested in self-exploration, finding balance and meaning, strengthening the mind, and building resilience. Students will develop a personal practice of mindfulness and grow in relationships with others through experiences that cultivate compassion, empathy, and empowerment. To support these endeavors, students will participate in a 2 credit fall course taught by Dr. John Edwards, Chair of the School of Psychological Sciences, and a 1 credit spring PAC course taught by CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) staff. In addition, monthly programs such as yoga, meditation, films, service learning, and outdoor mindfulness activities will be offered. The Mindful Living Learning Community is for students from all spiritual backgrounds. It is not a religious community, rather, it is based on nonsectarian practices and welcomes atheists, agnostics, and students from any faith tradition.
For students joining the Mindfulness Community in Fall 2017, an additional step in the LLC application process is required. The supplemental application will be available online by April 3.
Did you mean to search for Special Interest Housing communities? Special Interest Communities are built around common interests but not tied to any specific academic program. For example, these communities include ROTC, Gender Inclusive, Study Intensive and more.