Bishop Quad, College Avenue Campus

Latin Images Living-Learning Community seeks to enhance students’ knowledge of the diverse lived experiences of Latinx and other peoples of Latin American and Caribbean descent in the United States. Established in 1977 as the Latin Images Special Interest Section, the program was a result of efforts by the Latinx community at Rutgers College to provide an environment for learning of and about Latinx culture and history for Latinx students and non-Latinx students and to celebrate Latinx culture and heritage. The community has evolved into a living-learning community for those individuals interested in acquiring knowledge of Latin culture through educational, cultural, and social events.

Students and mentors will live on the College Avenue Campus, adjacent to downtown New Brunswick theaters, restaurants, student-friendly shopping, and the NJ Transit train station for easy access to NYC and Philadelphia. Pell and Hegeman Halls are in the heart of the College Avenue Campus in the scenic Bishop Quad area.

  • Building a network of faculty and staff members who are willing to support your personal and professional development
  • Exclusive seminar course: Latinidades: Identities and Images, a 1.5 credit LLC seminar for both fall and spring semesters. Courses will count towards a Certificate in Multicultural Competence. This is a 9 credit certificate and with one year of participation in this program, you will have completed 6 of 9 credits required for the certificate. Visit the Department of Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies for a list of courses.
  • Individualized attention from residence life staff
  • Cultural immersion and enrichment
  • Programming in the past has included:
    • Cultural dinners
    • Guest speakers
    • Visual and performing arts workshops
    • Field trips to special tristate area events (Museo del Barrio, Nuyorican Poets Café, concerts, etc.)
    • Leadership development
    • Community service opportunities
  • Connections to other LLCs such as Paul Robeson (African diaspora), Asian American Identities and Images, and French Language and Culture
  • Exposure and connection to Center for Latino Arts and Culture programming
  • Faculty mentorship opportunities

Open to students affiliated with SAS, SEBS and RBS of all class years, including transfer students, in good academic and judicial standing. Students do not need to identify as Latinx in order to participate in the community.

Students must place into Basic Composition or higher for English testing

LLC Orientation

Make Rutgers home! We’d like you to begin to connect with students, faculty, and staff even before the start of classes. We intend to have an LLC orientation in late August or early September. More information to come.

  • All students will be enrolled in an exclusive 1.5 LLC Seminar: Latinidades: Images and Identities. This course will be taken both fall and spring semesters and the theme of the course will change every semester.  Courses will count towards a Certificate in Multicultural Competence. This is a 9-credit certificate and with one year participation in this program, participants will have completed 3 of 9 credits required for the certificate. The seminar course will meet weekly on Fridays. Academic deans will enroll incoming first-year students into the course. Incoming transfers will receive a special permission number to enroll themselves in the course. 
  • Download a sample syllabus for this community. Please note: Syllabi and Instructors change over time, so this may not be the exact syllabus or course content that you will take as a future participant.

Application Process

Current Students:

  1. Complete the LLC application. The application is due Sunday, April 18.
  2. Apply for a housing selection number by April 19.

 

First-Year/Transfer Students:

  1. Take your placement testing ASAP if you are a first-year. Most of the communities require Basic Composition or higher and we cannot accept you into a community until we have reviewed your placement scores.
    • We will not review scores for the International LLC.
    • Business and Health and Medicine require math and English scores.
    • French Language and Culture require French scores.
  2. If you have APed out of the courses related to the LLC of your choice, this opportunity is likely not the best fit for you as you will not be able to take the courses affiliated with the LLC. You may upload scores for our office to review here.
  3. Go to oncampus.rutgers.edu for your housing application. When you arrive to the Learning Communities page on the housing application, utilize the drop-down box to select a living-learning community based on an interest area you would like to explore. Remember you must live in the designated residence hall and take the associated course(s) in order to participate in our LLCs. The priority deadline for applications is June 7, but we will accept applications after this date if there is space.  BE SURE TO REVIEW THE REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY SECTIONS BEFORE YOU APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY THROUGH THE HOUSING APPLICATION.
  4. The following LLCs require a brief supplemental application in addition to the housing application. The supplemental application can be found here for: Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLC, Business Discovery House, and Health and Medicine.
  5. After we check your scores and review your housing and supplemental application (if applicable) we will notify you via email whether your application has been accepted or declined. Ensure the email you list on your application is one you can check after you’ve graduated from your current institution/left your previous institution.  If your application is accepted, you will be automatically enrolled in the LLC if there is a COMPLETED housing application on file.  If you wish to no longer participate it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to immediately respond to our email and make us aware of your wish to decline the LLC. If we decline your application, you will be provided an opportunity to apply for a different LLC if space and time allows.  Generally, the earlier you apply, the sooner we can notify you.
  6. SAS Transfer Knights LLCs are not found on the Housing application as they are an invite-only community. If you are eligible, you will be emailed by the Transfer Center.

For more information, please submit an interest form.