Here at Central Washington University being part of a community is about making connections with others who have common interests. Community is about getting involved and contributing to something larger than yourself. Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at Central Washington Univeristy bridge students' academic interests and goals with their residence hall living experience.
Living learning communities (LLCs), defined as "progrmas in which undergraduate students live together in a discrete portion of a residence hall (or the entire hall) and participate in academic and/or extracurricular programming designed especially for them" (Inkelas & Associates, 2008).
- Academic LLC: Students living in Academic LLCs live together based on either a common major (such as Aviation, ROTC, STEP) or a common academic unit (such as William O. Douglas Honors College, Business, Education, Music, B.E.L.O.N.G.S.). (Mayhew, Dahl, & Youngerman, 2015)
- Theme LLC: Students living in Theme LLCs live together based on a common interest, such as International House, Quest, Students for the Dream, Casa Latina, and Leadership. (Mayhew, Dahl, & Youngerman, 2015)
LLCs complement students' classroom experience by providing enriched lifelong learning opportunities. Through formal and informal activities, students' connection with faculty results in greater understanding of their academic pursuit, affirmation of career choice, and enhanced preparedness for a career path.
For more information on any of CWU's Living Learning Communities, contact Ian Miller, Assistant Director, Residence Life at 509-963-1704 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
University Housing and New Student Programs
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Ellensburg, WA 98926-7513
Living Learning Community Proposal and Sustainability Process 2017