Living-learning communities are self-selected groups of students who live and learn together. Students in the community are required to take a course or courses related to the theme of their community, as well as participate in two programs a semester related to the theme of the community. The University Academic Master Plan looks to Living-Learning Communities as one of the major pillars of student success. The Living-Learning Community Resident Assistant oversees a residential community that is comprised of students participating in a LLC, as well as non-LLC members, in some instances.
In addition to the typical RA responsibilities, the LLC RA will also:
- Facilitate programming related to the theme/specific LLC focus (1 per month. This number is already included in your regular programming count, and is NOT additional programming)
- Attend a field trip with LLC partners and students at no additional cost (1-2x a year) · Initiate and sustain study groups (As needed)
- When possible, include the LLC peer mentor on conversations you have with students for Scarlet Chats
- Attend LLC meeting occurring Fridays, 3:30pm-5:30pm (Monthly)
There are approximately 2-3 hours a month associated with the LLC RA responsibility. The LLC RA will also receive additional training in August to understand the benefits of a living-learning community as a high-impact practice, meet LLC partners, and help to facilitate the LLC Social and LLC Student Orientation that occur in August/September.
Benefits of serving in the LLC RA role include: faculty and LLC partner engagement, additional programming funds, and early notification of your RA placement.
For detailed descriptions about each LLC, including student population, location on campus, theme of the community, and more, please review the LLC website.